Noisey dock lines

Discussion in 'Downeast Boat General Discussion' started by Sailorgp, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Sailorgp

    Sailorgp Senior Member

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    I'm a light sleeper and would be interested in any hints/tips to quiet down 'squeaking' dock lines. Noise occurs when the lines have tension on them rubbing in the bow or stern chocks. Any cures?
     
  2. steveinak

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    maybe some of those rubber snubbers would help. Probably could make some out of thick bungee or those heavier rubber tie downs might work just stick the S hooks between the lay of the rope. I had one made out of a truck innnertube to take the snap out of tying up to tenders when it was shitty out.
     
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    wash the dock lines in detergent with fabric softener
     
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    Dawn!!!!! Squiting it all over tight lines to lube them
     
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    In a pinch you can just wet them with salt water. It takes forever to dry out and will quiet them down. I am with goog though, if you can,dish soap works the balls.
     
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    wd 40 !!!!;);)
    And shut off the light !!!
     
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    I lived on my sailboat for 18 years, as mentioned above, dishwashing liquid, works every time. It does help to wash the lines every year with fabric softener too and switching them end for end every year to reduce chafe and hard points.
     
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    What about using a noise generator? They make them in a wide arrangement of varieties. Like head phones or just speakers.
     
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    Ever try leather or canvas chafe guards? I would think wet leather would look good and really work.

    Had old fire hose on my lines years ago and it didn't help much.
     
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    All you need is a bottle of whiskey, extra strength Tylenol, and Gatorade. Drink whiskey until you pass out. When you wake up take the Tylenol with the Gatorade, try to finish the Gatorade.

    I am not responsible for anything that happens while taking my advice.
     
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