|This is our quiet, well bungeed mast. No noise!|
First of all, it's so easy it's ridiculous.
Second of all, I am more than happy to show you how lest we ever end up neighbors one of these days.
So, let me begin:
Step 1: Grab a bungee (or shock cord, or line, or whatever else you would like to use). You might need more than one (right now we have three on our mast).
Note: I do not believe you can ever have too many bungees on a boat. They are SO useful.
Step 2: Identify slapping halyard. Simply snugging up the halyard(s) will not be enough. You will need to pull them away from the mast. In this case, it's the lazy jack lines that are loose and banging agains the mast.
Step 3: Pull lines away from mast with your hand. Secure one side of the bungee to the nearby shroud, and wrap the bungee around the line(s). You may need more than one bungee if you have multiple slapping lines on either side of the boat, you may need to play with the tension and/or you might need a different length of bungee depending on the distance between your mast and shroud. Just play with it, I promise you there is a solution.
Step 4: Bring the other end of the bungee back to the shroud and attach it. See how the lines are now taut and pulled away from the mast? No more banging and clanking keeping us and our neighbors awake! This entire process took about 45 seconds.
Hope this helps! Have a great weekend friends!
Brittany & Scott