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Old 12-31-2016, 09:00 PM   #1
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Looking For A Dual Trumpet Air Horn - Suggestion?

I currently have an electric dual trumpet horns. Sometimes they both work and sometimes just one. But the other issue is that I really want the "Yacht" sound of loud air horns. Nothing less than 121db. (Keeping in mind that for every 7db the sound doubles). So a horn rated at 115db is half as loud as one rated at 122db.
Anyway, anybody got a loud dual trumpet air horn that they are happy with and does not cost a boat buck?
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Old 12-31-2016, 09:10 PM   #2
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Old 12-31-2016, 09:41 PM   #3
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Old 12-31-2016, 10:23 PM   #4
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I have a Kahlenberg single horn that I'm very happy with. Here is a link to one of their doubles:

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Old 12-31-2016, 10:36 PM   #5
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If I could figure out where to put it I would get a horn from an aircraft carrier. I WANT to sound bigger than I am.
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Old 12-31-2016, 11:24 PM   #6
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If I could figure out where to put it I would get a horn from an aircraft carrier. I WANT to sound bigger than I am.
I have the fog horn from a 600' freighter that I recovered from the shipwreck. It's brsss; weighs 400 pounds and is 4' long. The bigger issue to mounting and using it on my trawler is the 1.5" steam line required to blow it. Manufacturer claims it can be heard at 20 miles away.

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Old 12-31-2016, 11:31 PM   #7
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I am working in railway industry and I wish I was able to put loco horns on my boat. There are not long, just like 10 different size trumpets working all together. But they bring the s... out of you when you hear that coming in your back. Issue is the same as above mentionned, first it takes a lot of space and you need a lot of air to make that sound!
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I have the fog horn from a 600' freighter that I recovered from the shipwreck. It's brsss; weighs 400 pounds and is 4' long. The bigger issue to mounting and using it on my trawler is the 1.5" steam line required to blow it. Manufacturer claims it can be heard at 20 miles away.

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I think you just described my wife .
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Old 12-31-2016, 11:36 PM   #9
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Hope for you that she is not reading the comment or that she has a good sense of humour!
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I think you just described my wife .
4' tall, 400 pounds, and can be heard 20 miles away. Yup, you're a dead man.

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On our previous boat I thought I wanted to sound like the Queen Mary too, so I went off the deep end. Installed a compressor under the upper helm cowling, ran lines, even installed a volume tank as a reserve, and then mounted two of the loudest 18-wheeler horns I could find. It scared the dog and hurt its ears, made my wife angry, and when I blew it at the dock for testing, I had to warn all my dock neighbors first. It seemed like a kick-butt, fun idea at the time, but I should have spent my time and money on something else. I don't think I ever did blow that horn a single time for actual safety or fog reasons.
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I think you just described my wife .

I chuckled out loud when I read that. The problem is my wife then asked what was so funny. I... uh... made something up. She wouldn't have appreciated it as much as I.
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It's brsss; weighs 400 pounds and is 4' long...the 1.5" steam line required to blow it.

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I want the general quarters alarm sounding. Any ideas?
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I think you just described my wife .
Sounds like that could be your now "ex wife!!"
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On our previous boat I thought I wanted to sound like the Queen Mary too, so I went off the deep end. Installed a compressor under the upper helm cowling, ran lines, even installed a volume tank as a reserve, and then mounted two of the loudest 18-wheeler horns I could find. It scared the dog and hurt its ears, made my wife angry, and when I blew it at the dock for testing, I had to warn all my dock neighbors first. It seemed like a kick-butt, fun idea at the time, but I should have spent my time and money on something else. I don't think I ever did blow that horn a single time for actual safety or fog reasons.
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Only time I have ever used one in 40 years on the water is 3 quick toots reversing from a fuel dock or marina.

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And I thought kids driving around with those loud boomboxes were obnoxious....
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AFI 20150 White 12 V Marine Dual Trumpet Boat Deck Air Horn w/ Compressor | eBay I installed a simple setup like this on our boat a few years ago--Very Happy with it.

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