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Old 06-14-2013, 12:24 PM   #41
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The Eagle has electric horns which are wimpy for the size. I have very seldom if ever used them. Maybe on the 4th and new years. However, I very seldom use the horn on the vehicles either. However, I find it just as odd that some small boats sound like big ships. In general I think people feel horn honking is impolite and rude.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:50 PM   #42
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I have both the weasel- squeaker portaboe (for the Whaler) and a set of proper two-tone electric horns onboard.....

HOWEVER...

In the planning stages are some powerful air horns. I want to see ragbaggers cringe in terror at the sound
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #43
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In the planning stages are some powerful air horns. I want to see ragbaggers cringe in terror at the sound
The last time I gratuitously blew the Coot's horns, the waving schoolchildren alongside the Petaluma River responded with glee.
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:19 PM   #44
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Yes...well you should have seen the look of disappointment when I followed you and blew my measly little horn. Now I know why!
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:36 PM   #45
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I have both the weasel- squeaker portaboe (for the Whaler) and a set of proper two-tone electric horns onboard.....

HOWEVER...

In the planning stages are some powerful air horns. I want to see ragbaggers cringe in terror at the sound
Explains my situation well. Two tone electric horns I have, nobody can hear them at any distance though. I had 149 of these facing me in a tight channel last Saturday.
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:45 PM   #46
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I have both the weasel- squeaker portaboe (for the Whaler) and a set of proper two-tone electric horns onboard.....

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In the planning stages are some powerful air horns. I want to see ragbaggers cringe in terror at the sound
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Explains my situation well. Two tone electric horns I have, nobody can hear them at any distance though. I had 149 of these facing me in a tight channel last Saturday.
"....out of missiles, going to guns...."
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:06 AM   #47
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Our dual bell electric horn on stbd side of bridge is deep and loud. Believe it's the orig... 1977.

I give her tiny touch each time engines are started to move boat, for assurance she's ready to sound off... if needed.


Also carry portable air horn in our Tolly with 2 canisters. Air horn on dash of tow behind runabout.

I use horn when legally required, or due to warnings needed to close proximity vessels, and occasionally for brief beep salute to friends on land/beach/dock.

Aboard Tolly, a loud portable hailer is always at the ready.
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Art, about time you sounded off.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:19 AM   #49
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Art, about time you sounded off.
Mark - I'm usually the silent type... hard to get a word out of me... I usually like to let the horns do my talking!
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There's nothing more friendly, horn wise, than a prolonged blast saying "here I am."
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:28 AM   #51
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My set-up is simple: Seadog 12V Single Trumpet Horn. Used it once to scare my wife while she was at the bow... only did that once...
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