Just don’t panic!!
So there I was, below doing the washing up, when it started..., I could hear a loud rushing of water. I checked outside, but the sound was definitely coming from inside the boat!. I opened all the hatches in the floor, but thank god the inside of the hull was dry. The noise persisted intermittently, and I tried hard to locate the source, but it seemed to be coming from everywhere. A mystery....
After a while I realized I could correlate the rushing of water sound with the noise of a motor running in the distance. When the motor was under load, there was the noise of water, when the load was off and it reved higher, the sound stopped. I went to investigate....
It turned out that a marina diver was cleaning one of the piles, underwater, with a high pressure water jet, about 50 yards away. Amazing how the sound can travel underwater, but be completely inaudiable outside the boat!!
Anyway, case closed, I can sleep soundly tonight!!
- Jul 2, 2019
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