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  1. #1
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    Default Durable electric horn reccomendations

    I need to fit a proper horn to the boat having removed some crummy old trumpet thing that barely parped. I realise the Rolls Royce of these things is Kahlenberg but I really don't want to start installing air pumps etc and it would be a bit overkill for my requirements. So, are there any quality electric horns I should be looking out for? Something that won't corrode and is designed for the marine environment.

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    Default Re: Durable electric horn reccomendations

    asap supply's has quite a few affordeable models to choose from:

    https://www.asap-supplies.com/eu/ele...mponents/horns

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    Default Re: Durable electric horn reccomendations

    Attachment 72690

    Those twin trumpet ones are fine .
    Ours are some Italian make ( looks identical to the Vetus linked ^^^^ by Bart )

    Pretty durable,the SSteel is unblemished and they sound pretty loud per boat L , compared with others after a firework display .
    I think ( happy to be corrected? ) they are louder with a fwd airflow , so increase vol as the speed increases .

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Durable electric horn reccomendations

    I have got a horn but tend to use the siren through p/a speaker on my vhf, which is also preprogrammed with all the different fog alerts.

    You can also shout at people through the p/a, which is nice

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Durable electric horn reccomendations

    avoid Ebay chinese knockoffs, had to throw away a pair of twin horns , they simply stopped working after about 6 months and to late to return to seller.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Durable electric horn reccomendations

    Waterproof speakers attached to the VHF ?

    e.g.
    IP55 rated
    https://www.hamradio.co.uk/accessori...ker-pd-613.php

    Standard Horizon (made by Yaesu)
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282307254494

    (they have a bigger one, too)

    The SH ones act as a microphone as well, so you can talk with the foredeck slaves, or listen for oncoming vessels.
    I think, therefore I am. I am, therefore I sail.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Durable electric horn reccomendations

    Quote Originally Posted by sarabande View Post
    Waterproof speakers attached to the VHF ?

    e.g.
    IP55 rated
    https://www.hamradio.co.uk/accessori...ker-pd-613.php

    Standard Horizon (made by Yaesu)
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282307254494

    (they have a bigger one, too)

    The SH ones act as a microphone as well, so you can talk with the foredeck slaves, or listen for oncoming vessels.
    It’s the Standard Horizon I’ve got, plugged into a SH GX220e vhf. You have to be careful with the sensitivity of the ‘listen’ feature otherwise terrible feedback occurs!

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    Default Re: Durable electric horn reccomendations

    Thanks for the comments. I actually have a hailer attached to the vhf with pre-programmed horn sequences. However, it is fiddly to start looking at the vhf menu when all you might want to do is give a quick blast to someone. Also, I have a 'horn' button on my console so it would be quite nice to have something attached to it!

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Durable electric horn reccomendations

    Amazon have some pretty loud and waterproof horns

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb...cycle+-trimmer
    I think, therefore I am. I am, therefore I sail.

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