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Old 31 December 2014, 08:26   #1
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Complaints from neighbours

We often go off exploring after a boring day in the office to blast out the cobwebs with the rib, chuck the kids and the wife in the rib and go off for a play. Sometimes we end up quite late back at the house, but I need to use the engine rise muffs to get some fresh water through it or risk damage. This doesn't happen too often, but enough to annoy people.

Now our neighbours have complained and reported us to environmental health for making too much noise late at night.

Any advice anyone?
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Old 31 December 2014, 08:27   #2
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do it in the morning or not after 9 im guessing
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Old 31 December 2014, 08:29   #3
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Thing is we have to be back at work the next day, so would be early in the morning again.
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Old 31 December 2014, 08:33   #4
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hi 5 gal drum water and hose and muffs do as you leave the water all done before you get home
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Old 31 December 2014, 08:44   #5
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Your engine won't disintegrate if left to the next civilised hour to flush it (even the next weekend). Plenty of boats never get flushed. If you really want to do it that night then look at ways of doing it at the slipway.

You might consider whether flushing in a barrel (but still at civilised hours) makes less noise. Some engines can also be flushed with a special fitting when "off".

Your neighbour probably hasn't gone about resolving this in a grown up manner (unless he had a polite chat first) but I'd suggest this is one of the opportunities to "be the bigger man" and in the season of goodwill pop over with an apology, a bottle of wine and perhaps an explanation why you flush it. Neighbourly disputes rarely sort themselves out.
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Old 31 December 2014, 09:39   #6
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Bear in mind outboards are very noisy when out of the water, I expect your neighbour has been annoyed for some time, would have been nice if they had just had a quick chat with you first before going down the other route.

I would recomend flushing when you can even if its following week, many people never flush, I must admit I only flush my engine about once every 3 months or more.

Good luck with your neighbour. Try and clear the air if you can.
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Not wanting to "overstate the bleeding obvious" running an outboard on muffs is a tad noisy & to be fair to your neighbours, they probably thought that if you're inconsiderate enough to do it in the first place, being reasonable on their part wouldn't do much good.
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Old 31 December 2014, 12:17   #10
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I find motorbikes noisy , people coming home from the pub,etc but hey live and let live ,I have a large bin I slip under the engine fill up above cav plate and run quite as no moans from anyone.
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