Do All W32's "creek" alot (you know the old haunted wood sound), or do I just have a noisy one?

  • February 20, 2012 4:16 PM
    Message # 830682
    Deleted user
    Hello,
    I recently bought a long desired W32, she makes alot of noise.
    Is it her age?
    I'm older than hull #191 and I don't creek much yet.

    Thanks,
    Carl
  • February 20, 2012 8:29 PM
    Reply # 830949 on 830682
    Anonymous
    Carl, 

    We have W32 #251 and while we haven't had her out in any big storms we've been through some really snotty chop and she doesn't make much noise at all.  The only real noise we get out of her is when I step on the cabin sole and put all my weight there.  I'm a heavy guy. 

    1st, is your boat a kit or a factory finished boat?  

    2nd.  Have you checked the tabbing of the main bulk head to the hull.  When I discussed our boat with a PO that circumnavigated 3 times in it, he cautioned me to double check this part of the boat.  He had spent a lot of time having it glassed over again to make sure it was secure. 

    Do you notice any localization of the sound or is it all over?  What are you doing when it is creaking so much? 

    Tate
  • February 20, 2012 9:58 PM
    Reply # 831016 on 830682
    Deleted user
    Tate,
    I meant that the sole creeks like it's an old house, sorry I wasn't clear.
    I'll be sure to check the bulkhead.
    Thanks,
    Carl
  • February 21, 2012 6:35 AM
    Reply # 831307 on 830682
    Our (factory) W32 does not creak out at sea.  I suggest a stethoscope to precisely locate the location of the noise.


  • February 22, 2012 11:43 AM
    Reply # 832709 on 830682
    I have creak near hatch covers in the sole especially in the vicinity of the sail locker, but nowhere else.  The hatch covers are a pretty good fit so any give will translate into sound.  I thibk creeak is usually associated with wood-on-wood so you can expect lots of creaks and groans on older wooden vessels.  Part of the charm of such ships.
  • March 23, 2012 3:18 PM
    Reply # 867045 on 831307
    Anonymous
    Dick Mills wrote:Our (factory) W32 does not creak out at sea.  I suggest a stethoscope to precisely locate the location of the noise.


     Our Kit W32 does not creak too.  Locate the noise!
  • March 23, 2012 11:30 PM
    Reply # 867306 on 830682
    Deleted user
    I located the noise today.   I'm very sorry for the bother as I found it to be something stored on deck causing the distraction.  I thought I checked everything.

    Cheers