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Old 05-03-2015, 17:05   #46
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Old 05-03-2015, 17:21   #47
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Yes, but don't stare at the 2nd one too long, or you'll get a crick in your neck.

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Its like a party horn...!


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Old 05-03-2015, 18:43   #48
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I'm with Hudson. If I hear a bell - the boat with the bell is either at anchor or if in very deep water - then not moving.

If blowing a horn (ours is lung powered) bothers you - buy an electric one like those on power boats, then you just have to push the button. Or better yet - get asomeone to rig a smal timer so youjust turnit on and thereafter the horn goes every 30 seconds or so
I am with Hudson and Carsten on this issue of using the bell or horn ONLY AS SPECIFIED,

I posted a photo of a horn and a photo of a bell (triangle bell) earlier to illustrate a point. I hope my earlier post showing both was not unclear or mistaken as I do NOT suggest using either signal interchangeably.

They are two different signaling devices meant to make different sounds for different meanings and uses.
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The use of the bell SHOULD be used only for stationary boats.

The horn/whistle should be used while underway (moving).

Hearing those two different sounds, one should be aware of what they mean (moving or stationary), and respond accordingly. It can make a BIG difference to those other sailors who hear those signals. It can make a life or death difference.
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In the mean time, I found this really funky manual fog horn in an antique store about six months ago. It's about as old as the boat, and looks like an obese brass bicycle pump with a trumpet. It's about 2 feet tall, 8" in diameter, and the space-saving side-mounted trumpet swivels down when not in use. Push down on the handle, and the thing bellows like the Queen Mary for about 2 seconds. Pull up on it, and you get a half-second blast. It's not anywhere near as loud or aggravating as an air horn, but I tried it once from the other side of the Saint Johns River (about a mile) and my wife could here it clear as a bell, even from inside the house.
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Yes, but don't stare at the 2nd one too long, or you'll get a crick in your neck.

To you have an A/V clip of that horn in action?

That is a VERY nice horn!!!
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I am with Hudson and Carsten on this issue of using the bell or horn ONLY AS SPECIFIED
Which regulation specifies that boats anchored to watch fireworks should sound their horns after the finale?

When I attend fireworks, I wait for everyone else to toot, then punctuate the chorus w/ my Kahlenbergs. Not a lot to say after that...
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These would make excellent college dorm wake up alarms.
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These would make excellent college dorm wake up alarms.

Funny because i used to use my refillable ecoblast with my roommates...


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To you have an A/V clip of that horn in action?

That is a VERY nice horn!!!
Thanks wingless, but even if I knew what an A/V clip was, I probably wouldn't know where to find one.

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Thanks wingless, but even if I knew what an A/V clip was, I probably wouldn't know where to find one.

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Hes referring to a audio visual clip...like do you have a video of it making sound? Like from your phone or something?


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