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Quick question..halyard slapping in nearby boat, in marina.

Dec 30, 2010
188
Pacific Seacraft Orion27 HP: San Diego, M: Anacortes
Not sure many of our SBO brothers know the reference.
News reel from the site.
Yup, good video.

I have seen my halyards start to do a very similar oscillation in high winds... and realized that any unsecured longer length of line is just merely asking for the right wind to push it into harmonic oscillation like that... once that starts, the whole rig starts humming and really... it's just not a good thing.
 
Jan 22, 2008
1
Oday 20 Tucson-Mexico & S. Calif. AZ
As a novice to marina courtesy, I just figured that came with the territory with a windy spot. I guess it never kept me awake. Sorry if mine was the one slapping.
 
Dec 30, 2010
188
Pacific Seacraft Orion27 HP: San Diego, M: Anacortes
As a novice to marina courtesy, I just figured that came with the territory with a windy spot. I guess it never kept me awake. Sorry if mine was the one slapping.
In low wind conditions... halyards gently slapping on masts is like wind chimes... but as those winds gust up to 20 knots or higher... that "gentle slap" becomes a "bang" and the potential for damage becomes much higher... damage to sheaves, mast and halyards. Keep in mind, that is the sound of wear and tear.