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    Default Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    Hi to all,
    Do you guys have an electric horn permanently installed in your boat ?...ot just an air can horn .

    Thank you
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    I have a 12V siren.
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    Mine has a factory electric horn mounted just in front of the driver side windshield. I carry one of those compressed air can horns as well just in case something happens to the factory horn. I think most, if not all have factory horns on them, not 100% sure on that though.
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    To Mr. Beaton:

    Forget the siren. My response has to do with your avatar. When I was a young lad, my grand dad had that exact engine model on a 16' planked (and sealed with okum), flat bottom skiff. I loved to go fishing with him. We fished the bays around the Gulf of Mexico. In the mornings, when you went out, all was calm usually, but by afternoon, on the return trip, the wind was usually up pretty good and so were the waves. Luckily we came in with the wind to our backs which made it all possible.

    With that heavy of a boat and it's contents the little 10 couldn't plane the boat unless it was on the front of a wave crest and then it would go speeding down the trough and crash into the back of the next wave just to labor to the top and repeat the process. He knew how to catch fish. When we were with him, he would hook them and hand us the rod/reel to land them. Then he would go to the local newspaper office (small town) and put an article in the paper as to how many we (the grand kids) landed. Made our day to see the posting in the paper.

    Thanks for the memory.

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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    Electric, under the dash. Have used the cans earlier on in my fishing experiences. With the can, I always worried that I would run of out of propellant/air, whatever made them run.

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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    Canned air only on my boat. That thing is so loud it put the electrics to shame.
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    my boat came hornless.

    this was the previous owners idea for a horn on my boat..

    man, imho, that looked pretty stupid.


    this looks better imho. also i didn't have to cut new holes. my boat had a cb antenna, it was located where the horn is now. i just put the horn there instead of the antenna. i used plugs to fill the screw holes in the bow.
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    what are your local requirements for the length of your boat. THAT is your answer... None of my under 16 ft boats had any whistle/horn of any sort, and it wasn't required equipment.

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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanMC View Post
    Hi to all,
    Do you guys have an electric horn permanently installed in your boat ?...ot just an air can horn .

    I have both.
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    none of my boats came with horns, the biggest being 21', but my sister's 19' grady has one. As a salt water boater, I give equipment like that a life span of 5 years and a 20% chance of it working when you need it.
    I use whistles. They don't short, corrode, or run out of air until I do. Plus they can stay on my pfd or in my pocket conveniently for my own emergencies. I have an air horn I found on a used boat I bought but I doubt I'll replace it.
    We don't need to use horns around here, so like everything boating, there are no "rules" but one. But following the recent discussion about "signalling intentions" I overtook a 110' tour boat yesterday, and no way the captain would hear or see any signal from me, so I called him on 16 "overtaking on your starboard" and he appreciated it and waved. At the time we were contending with an approaching container ship and a Coast Guard cutter sitting in the channel.
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jayhanig View Post
    I have both.
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beefer View Post
    x2

    Double trumpet electric, and a can horn as a back up
    X3. I also have a whistle hanging from the dash.
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    Electric horns mounted on the boat, can horn as backup( which is twice as loud as the electric). Also carry a fog bell.

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    Double chromed air trumpets with a canned back up/ditch horn.
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    Thank you all for the reply..., i now know that i have left something out...well maybe not totally since all four out of five life vests have "just" whistles...why four out of five...because Ares...my dog can't whistle...yet.So i take taht this whistle will have to be marine grade...where do you guys got yours from ?...i had in mind something like a model T type horn...nostalgia type sound, whould that be too goofy ?
    Thanks again to all.
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    yes i do, 12v trumpet backed up by a horn in a can and a whistle

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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    In the process of re-doing a 1963 closed bow fiberglass Larson, it has twin Chromed horn (either side), they are original, I was able to use a low voltage start/pushbutton at the local auto store and was able to re-wire both horns and by golly they sound great. p.s. use an inline fuse when you do-it- piece o cake

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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    I put this on mine. It's fairly loud.
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanMC View Post
    Thank you all for the reply..., i now know that i have left something out...well maybe not totally since all four out of five life vests have "just" whistles...why four out of five...because Ares...my dog can't whistle...yet.So i take taht this whistle will have to be marine grade...where do you guys got yours from ?...i had in mind something like a model T type horn...nostalgia type sound, whould that be too goofy
    Thanks again to all.
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    Marine grade? You mean plastic. Any sporting goods store sells them; also West Marine, Overton's, etc...
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    I also have both. I have to buy a few new canned air horns every spring. I use them up at Browns games!
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    Have an electrlic horn, supposed to be 105db and a whistle attached to my pfd.

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    As far as whistles are concerned, orange plastic are the norm, followed by stainless steel without the rattle ball. They also make small kits with canned air horn, whistle, reflecting mirror, and hand held flares in a case. They're good for 5 years and they float. If you plan on boating far enough from shore than you can't swim to it, I would recommend getting one and keeping it handy where, if the boat decideds to become a submarine, it will float free.
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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman431 View Post
    As far as whistles are concerned, orange plastic are the norm, followed by stainless steel without the rattle ball. They also make small kits with canned air horn, whistle, reflecting mirror, and hand held flares in a case. They're good for 5 years and they float. If you plan on boating far enough from shore than you can't swim to it, I would recommend getting one and keeping it handy where, if the boat decideds to become a submarine, it will float free.
    X2! You can't ever be too prepared.
    Those orange whistles are LOUD, i kept one on my boat and it came in handy when my electric horn failed

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    Default Re: Do you have an electric horn on your boat ?

    i did have a oooga horn on the boat from harbor frieght but as we all know nothing lasts from there and before i even got the boat on the water i died out so time for a can

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