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Be a good neighbor
Posted 2016, Jun 30 22:33
When mooring for any period of time - mooring, anchoring or in a slip, secure you halyards away from the mast. You'll sleep better and so will you neighbors without your halyards slapping against the mast all night.
Leaving a bit of slack and tensioning the halyard to the outer shroud works pretty well.
We learned this one the hard way. Our neighbors in the harbor taught us this within the first month of owning our boat. They spent weekends on their boats while we did not. Since we were not there at night we had no idea how annoying our slapping halyards were for our neighbors. Our halyards have been silenced ever since.