Horns, no body is talking about them!?

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Re: Horns, no body is talking about them!?

Post by fallguy1000 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:32 pm

The best solution is the vhf/alert/fog horn.

For my boat; this version, but there must be some cheaper. They use an electric horn. I am not sure if you can hotwire to the horn a separate button. Need to research.

https://www.wintronelectronics.com/furu ... radio.html


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Re: Horns, no body is talking about them!?

Post by OrangeQuest » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:13 pm

fallguy1000 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:32 pm
The best solution is the vhf/alert/fog horn.

For my boat; this version, but there must be some cheaper. They use an electric horn. I am not sure if you can hotwire to the horn a separate button. Need to research.

https://www.wintronelectronics.com/furu ... radio.html
This one is half the price and it has the programmable fog horn/listen back feature. And it lets other boats know who you are, course and speed. You Can get the same info from others around you, if they have the AIS radio system. May find something even cheaper in a factory outlet.
https://www.wholesalemarine.com/standar ... vhf-radio/

I was out fishing the bay when a sea fog rolled in. I could just see the front of my boat but don't know how much farther. Had to use my gps/ff and blow my whistle every few seconds, was hoping I could hear a boat motor coming. It is a very eerier feeling paddling into just white and checking direction with just a small screen.
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Re: Horns, no body is talking about them!?

Post by Jaysen » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:49 pm

Wound up doing that in Lil Bit. Luckily I had my watch as I chose to only grab my personal bag and not the full gear bag. Luck I had my rape whistle on the boat already or I’d have been a hurt unit.
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Re: Horns, no body is talking about them!?

Post by Matt Gent » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:55 pm

Can't say I've ever boated in fog but that doesn't sound fun. I've always had a can-driven air horn and a whistle, just to keep things simple.

But for the DE25 I'd like something that sounds like a real New England working boat horn. Found this for a comparison of sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El1n-iZQ1xU

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