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Old 01-01-2017, 04:14 AM   #18
Simi 60
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City: Queensland
Country: Australia
Vessel Model: Milkraft 60 converted trawler
Join Date: Jul 2016
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Originally Posted by kthoennes View Post
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.

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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