- Mar 7, 2012
- Annapolis, MD
- Boat Make
- Herreshoff Coquina, 1972 Jarvis Newman 36, PT11
In my pursuit to reduce unwanted noise while cruising I am going to add some Soundown material to the overhead in the pilothouse. It is amazing to me how much noise is generated by the reflection of this hard surface. I tested the concept by standing in the pilothouse and listening closely while talking, engine off, sitting at the dock. As I was talking I stepped out from under the pilothouse roof and there was quite a difference. I tested this again last week after half of the Soundown was installed in the pilothouse by talking under a section without and then with the material in place. Once again, quite easy to hear the difference. I will post some more photos of the installation once it is completed.