Creaking house?

backman

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No dumb questions, right?

I have noticed on the past 2 trips while laying in the V berth while the boat is running at 20 knots that the house "creaks" while underway.

I see no signs of cracks at the hull/top bond; there is no obvious "flex" I see or feel.

What to look for to figure out what is creaking as well as address it this winter.

Northern Bay 36; foam cored top.
 

F/V First Team

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Is it the commercial fishing or cruiser top? Who finished the boat for you? It sounds like they did not bed a bulkhead and it is rubbing on the interior of the hull and the only way to fix it is to cut it out.
 

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Maybe just a couple rats in the bilge getting it on?

Seems that every anchor I ever owned swung a little and squeaked under way- just a thought. Door to the head maybe?
 

tunaorlater

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Did you add anything this season that could be squeaking? I know who built that boat and I would guess its not a bulkhead but its not out of the question.
 

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after some discussion and investigation I am now suspecting the bow rail is the culprit as I know a couple of the stanchions are loose. Its screwed, not thrubolted and as a result is a prime suspect.

Next trip I'll get my face up there and have a closer look.
 

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Check the bilge for rats too....:D
 

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Damn if be holding on for dear life sleeping at 20kts! Okay so maybe the 7knots has gotten to me. Always enjoy seeing your boat out there.
 
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