Don't delay, make sure you investigate any noise at sea

It’s easy to push a noise you hear at sea to the back of your mind and ignore it- but remembering that ‘a stitch in time saves nine’, it’s well worth investigating any creaks, clunks or groans when you first hear them. You might be just in time to stop a shackle disappearing over the side, a gooseneck working loose or a steering pedestal disintegrating.