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Old 06-20-2015, 04:30 PM   #21
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I installed a Senco #PC1010 1/2 hp compressor to supply the air for a hooka system. This was to enable me to dive the bottom of the boat for repairs and barnacle removal. Unfortunately I had been a heavy smoker in my early days and the 1/2hp unit could not keep up with my impaired breathing. I replaced it with the Senco #PC0968 1-1/2 hp unit which does the trick with air to spare.

Both of the above are oil-less compressors and available from Amazon amongst other vendors. Prices about $110 and $170 respectively.

If you are tempted by the larger #PC0968, be careful as Amazon directs you to a later less expensive model which appears to be oil-lubricated (and hence dangerous as a source of breathing air).

Two 20ft lengths of Brownies air hose and a second stage scuba regulator (mouthpiece) complete the setup.

The pic below is the larger 1-1/2hp unit installed in a stateroom locker. The hoses (when washed and dried) plus all the bits and pieces live there too.
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Old 06-20-2015, 05:36 PM   #22
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Hi,
Mine stays on the boat.
Runs the horn and window wiper, supplies air for
fenders and charging the domestic water system.
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Old 06-20-2015, 05:49 PM   #23
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Not to start a drift or anything, but what kind of volume tank do you need for the air horns? Can your compressor simply supply the air fast enough?
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:17 PM   #24
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I think the air system likely had other uses originally.
The compressor is a two cylinder DeVilbis, the drive motor is
behind it where I can't read the specs but it appears to be larger
than the compressor, is 110v DC with a 'soft start' system.
Horn is relatively small,high pitched and loud (penetrating?).
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I earn my living with an air compressor and I wouldn't use anything but a Thomas. I currently use their 1207PK80 model. Rugged and powerful. Made in the USA too.




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Old 06-20-2015, 06:59 PM   #26
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Not to start a drift or anything, but what kind of volume tank do you need for the air horns? Can your compressor simply supply the air fast enough?
I suppose it depends on the horns. My K380s have a small compressor and tank, but an optional centrifugal compressor without tank is available. My tank is about 12 in x 4 in.

These horns don't take very much air to operate but it's nice to have an air supply available at the ready for immediate horn use without the delay of a pump starting up and building up the pressure.
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Not to start a drift or anything, but what kind of volume tank do you need for the air horns? Can your compressor simply supply the air fast enough?
I have a tank about 9 inches by 2.5 feet. It is sufficient for about five prolonged (four-second) blasts if the air compressor is off, but then the air horns (Kahlenberg D1) have about four times the power (twice the range) of most in my boat size.

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Old 06-20-2015, 07:34 PM   #28
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so Mark, thats about an 8 gallon tank you have there if my math is correct.

Al, we have a similar little motor that has a slight delay and sounds weak - thus the interest in compressor/tank requirements

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