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Post by Becky at Dockwa - Published on 9/24/19 10:34 AM

Earlier this summer, Dockwa boater Susan C. posted in our Facebook Group that there should be rules against running a generator the entire night in a tight mooring field. Which got us wondering: if someone is new to boating, what might he/she be doing without realizing it's sending the harbor into a silent rage? 

We're experimenting with a new blog series format. In it, we look to boaters and marina teams ( 👋that's you) to relay their experiences, anecdotes, and advice on boating topics from navigation and day trips to harborside events to marina etiquette. Some posts will focus on a specific harbor or type of boating, other times we'll focus on a topic to which boaters in all harbors may relate. 

 

Talk to me, Goose: share your favorite marina/harbor event below in the comments, chime in on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or via email to becky@dockwa.com – and we’ll add your comments in the post. 

Let's go! 

 

Generators 

Regarding the generator noise, we already have a few thoughts: 

I get it, but honestly last week when it was still close to 90 at night I probably would have run my generator all night to keep the AC on. – Gail S. 

Great Salt Pond at Block Island has an ordinance - 8am-8pm. And most people abide by it! – Lisa S. 

When it's too hot to anchor overnight. We go to a marina, pay the man and plug the boat into shore power. – Ron W. 

 

Do other harbors have noise ordinances? How are they enforced? How do marinas let visiting guests know what behavior is frowned upon or strictly forbidden?

 

 

 

 

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