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tue 04 April 2004 06:19

a bit horny
 
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?

Alex Brown 04 April 2004 06:23

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.

-Alex

Bobaw 04 April 2004 07:06

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 :p

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

I think it cost about 30 two years ago.

Manos 04 April 2004 07:10

Hand held fog-horn and an SS tenor electric mounted on the A-frame

tim griffin 04 April 2004 13:24

fog horn
 
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.
tim
www.griffmarineservices

chrisallse 04 April 2004 13:49

The Wife:V

marknj 04 April 2004 20:31

Hand held, for under 10

Brian 05 April 2004 03:28

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.

Alan 05 April 2004 03:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian
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? :D :D :D

Mike B 05 April 2004 04:07

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.

Cheers

Mike


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