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Hello, new associate member here. We recently arrived in Fort Lauderdale after an 8-month cruise to Nova Scotia and back, none of it on the Intracoastal as our masts are a bit too tall.
In Maine and New Brunswick we used hand-held compressed air horns with a certain frequency because of fog, and did not like:
[li]Low volume for marine application[/li]
[li]Debilitatingly high noise at only arm 's length[/li]
[li]The cans run out at the most inconvenient times[/li]
And so we are quoting installation of a 123 db electric horn, twin trumpets, to be installed on our mizzen mast, probably just above the dome of the radar antenna. Now, we can 't seem to find a supplier for a protecting ring in metal to go horizontally around the 18-inch horns, to prevent getting snagged by the mizzen ballooner or mast halyard.
Any comments on the whole (harebrained?) idea, on the protecting ring, on pressurised air (131 db) vs. electric (123 db) horns, and on mizzen vs. main mast is most welcome.