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Old 01-01-2017, 09:04 AM   #21
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Our 26-footer has a FIAMM Fultone II, roughly $130. Looks similar to the AFI above. Lovely deep sound. Original was mounted horizontally, not tilted down, and over time got debilitated by too much salt spray that didn't drain out. Liked it so much I replaced it with another one, mounted correctly.

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Old 01-01-2017, 09:28 AM   #22
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The Kahlenberg D-2 is my favorite.



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Old 01-01-2017, 11:07 AM   #23
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If you want nice yacht horns Kahlenberg or Buel are the names to look at.

Just went to the Kahlenberg site and saw this.
It's not an air horn but you can program it to sound like any kind of horn you want. It is also a loud hauler and you can play very loud music on it! Everybody will hate you! KB-15W-BT Electronic Horn and Hailer | Kahlenberg

I had forgotten how much fun the Kahlenberg website is! You can hear the horns. Go here and click Hear It
Model Q-4 Chimetone Air Horn | Kahlenberg
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:15 AM   #24
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This is the one I want. It is meant to sound like an old fashioned steam boat whistle. "Triple Chime" Air/Steam Whistle | Kahlenberg
That's music!
Even if I could afford the whistle, I couldn't afford the compressor to blow it.
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I bought a cheaper version of this one thatbI plan to install next spring
http://www.kahlenberg.com/products/m...etone-air-horn

Sound pretty much de same, a bit lower sound. Cannot wait to wake up my neighbour at the marina at 6AM when leaving the dock
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This is the one I want. It is meant to sound like an old fashioned steam boat whistle. "Triple Chime" Air/Steam Whistle | Kahlenberg
That's music!
Even if I could afford the whistle, I couldn't afford the compressor to blow it.
3" pipe connection and 4,100 scfm. Yes that's a little beyond my capacity. Would still like to have a whistle.

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Old 01-01-2017, 12:06 PM   #27
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I got a road tractor air horn off ebay for thirty bucks. Air valve in overhead at helm, compressor in engine room. That thing is LOUD. Nice thing is you can feather the valve- pull lightly, light honk. pull hard, big honk.

I do thing a two tone would be the way to go, nicer sound. Also available on the truck market.
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:20 PM   #28
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Looking For A Dual Trumpet Air Horn - Suggestion?

I have been curious as to what horns are mounted on my boat. They sound good but lack the low notes that I would prefer. So this morning while the rest of the crew was still asleep I pulled apart the overhead in the PH and did some digging. Turns out it is a FIAMM air horn. Specifically, it is their Toronado Twin. This uses a low psi tankless compressor. Fairly efficient but not as acoustically satisfying as I would like. Unlike most vendors, they don't list the frequencies but do list the sound pressure at 120db. They also don't list the psi of their little compressor.

This is the kit thAt was installed and you can hear what it sounds like:
http://www.fiamm.com/en/northamerica...ssor-kit).aspx

Given the instillation location of both the horn and the compressor, I have very little room to work with. Unfortunately, the wiring chase up to the roof of the PH is completely packed so I don't think I could fit an air line in it if I mounted a larger compressor or tank below.

I would love to find a deeper sound with a small tankless compressor that I could fit in restricted space.
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:25 PM   #29
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Our 26-footer has a FIAMM Fultone II, roughly $130. Looks similar to the AFI above. Lovely deep sound. Original was mounted horizontally, not tilted down, and over time got debilitated by too much salt spray that didn't drain out. Liked it so much I replaced it with another one, mounted correctly.

FIAMM Fultone Twin Air Boat Horns with Compressor Kit 62330-14 Marine MD | eBay
This is the one I have---really like it -nice sound--well made!

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Old 01-01-2017, 12:26 PM   #30
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Why not stash a tank and compressor on the flybridge?
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We have a Kahlenberg S-OA with a reservoir in the Engine Room and the compressor in the helm. Sounds great and hard to miss!
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:36 PM   #32
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Our 26-footer has a FIAMM Fultone II, roughly $130. Looks similar to the AFI above. Lovely deep sound. Original was mounted horizontally, not tilted down, and over time got debilitated by too much salt spray that didn't drain out. Liked it so much I replaced it with another one, mounted correctly.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FIAMM-Fulton...1XJ3vS&vxp=mtr

I would be interested in how that sounds as it would be an easy swap with the FIAMM that I have now. My guess is that it is pretty similar to my Toronado twins.
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:40 PM   #33
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Why not stash a tank and compressor on the flybridge?

Interesting idea. I don't think there is a space that would work but I can check. If I could run an air line to the PH roof, the ER would be a perfect spot for a compressor. I have room there.
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Interesting idea. I don't think there is a space that would work but I can check. If I could run an air line to the PH roof, the ER would be a perfect spot for a compressor. I have room there.
This is exactly what I plan to do, I have empty space under flybridge dasboard where I will. be able to fit a small air tank wnd compressor and as the trumpet is just 2 feet away the air line will be short and simply to setup.
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:52 PM   #35
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This is exactly what I plan to do, I have empty space under flybridge dasboard where I will. be able to fit a small air tank wnd compressor and as the trumpet is just 2 feet away the air line will be short and simply to setup.

The dash of my flybridge sits right on top of my PH so not a lot of room but definitely worth looking at.
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When I mounted my second Fultone, I put it on the side of the upper helm. The compressor was less than a foot away, inside the upper helm console. Short tubing between the two seems to be a good thing - less ability to swell with air pressure and diminish the effective pressure. I did not include an air tank.

And it's easier to run longer wires to the compressor than to run longer tubing to the trumpets. Another tip: use 10 gauge wire between the relay and the compressor. All in all, my second one was louder and responded more immediately when the button was pushed.
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This is the one I got for 50 bucks (canadian). It is not SS but chromed anodized but as I am in fresh water here should not be a big issue and for the price I will see how long it will last.

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I have to warn people onboard before sounding my Kahlenberg D-1. Painful if standing on foredeck (134 dB).

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Old 01-01-2017, 04:52 PM   #39
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Because I have air shifting and throttles, air is available all the time. So an air horn is easy. I bought one of these from a scrapper in India via ebay. It is loud enough for anybody. Almost painful. I operate on the ocean or open areas and in the fog, while I stay out of way ships, I like to sound bigger than I am. I don't know what psi the ship ran but I need 125 for the shifters.
Also, there are usually several used or antique dual and single air horns on ebay all the time.
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Photos of old ships whistle that was given to us. Only stamping are Pat Dec 11 06. Assume that is 1906 but not sure. Works well, just cannot figure out where and how to mount it on the boat. Also really loud so whoever is pushing the handle needs hearing protection.
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