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Old 04 April 2004, 07:19   #1
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What type of horn do you guys have on your RIB'? I was thinking a small car type horn in the console. Or sould I get a trumpet style and fit it to the 'A'frame?
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I've got an air 'froghorn' at the mo, but getting stuck in fog for a while could make that run out of air, and then I'd be stuck.

Was looking at getting a trumpet style horn for the a-frame, but when sounding it, I wasn't sure whether I'd have any ear drums left afterwards - not heard one when stood a couple of metres infront before

One of my mates down here has like a car horn on his a-frame, but after a few weeks, it changed tone, and now sounds like a noddy car horn - it's also got a lot quieter with water ingress..... I guess this is mostly to do with salt as opposed to water though.

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I have a hand held fog horn which you can pump up if you need to when at sea.

I used to have a fixed one, but 1. It was directed towards the front of the boat, 2. it was deafening for all on board, and 3, (most important) you couldn't direct it towards yachties bearing down on you when your at anchor and they want you to give way to sail

It sits quite happily under my console where I can get to it quickly.

I think it cost about 30 two years ago.
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gas cannister type and one i have to blow in case gas runs out. best of all is the one you pump up in my honest opinion.
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I bought one of those REALLY inexpensive ones you just blow into. Makes a hell of a noise, no batteries, you dont wind it up or plug it in, it doesnt need any compressed air and is maintenance free.
Too good to be true really.
I think I paid about 4 for it new.
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I bought one of those REALLY inexpensive ones you just blow into. Makes a hell of a noise, no batteries, you dont wind it up or plug it in, it doesnt need any compressed air and is maintenance free.
Too good to be true really.
I think I paid about 4 for it new.
Yeah but Brian, Just how much puff do you have when it comes down to it?
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I have a car type 12v horn mounted in the console with a ventilation grate to let the sound out.

I also carry one of the gas canister type for back up.

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