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Old 06-06-2012, 18:37   #1
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Installing a Hailer

I own a 1987 Bayliner 3218. I was recently given a brand new SPECO hailer. I'd like to install it as a hailer and fog horn tied into my VHF radio. My question is about how best to install it. I often see these hailers under that over hang just above the wind shield, but I can't imagine how anyone could get under there to work without damaging the wind shields. I thought about mounting it on top of my radar arch but I worry about how loud it might be blaring right over our heads as we sit on the flybridge just forward of the arch.

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Old 06-06-2012, 18:41   #2
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Re: Installing a Hailer

Make an adapter plate for it so it mounts under the window visor and forward of the window. You don't want it anywhere aft of your ears. Seaboard with stainless steel fasteners would work well for the plate.

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Re: Installing a Hailer

David,

Thanks for responding. I am learning, a lot, as I go on this boat. Could you be more detailed in your suggestion of an "adaptor plate?" I can't visualize what you mean.

Thanks for your time

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Re: Installing a Hailer

I wish I had a picture of your boat.

What I am imagining is a plate mounted under and to your visor which allows you to mount the speaker just forward of the windows, so the speaker clears the window by shifting it forward.

Please see the edit to my last post.
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Old 06-06-2012, 19:08   #5
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Re: Installing a Hailer

David,

Maybe these pictures of a Bayliner 3218 will help.
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Re: Installing a Hailer

Mount it right where the wife stands when coming up to the dock.
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Re: Installing a Hailer

delmarrey you must work as a marriage counselor.
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Re: Installing a Hailer

Thanks Cotemar.

Michael, I think it would look good mounted just forward of the spot light. If you made a mount for it like the spot light has, then it would look like that is how it came from the factory.
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Thanks all. I appreciate your comments and welcome more. Keep it coming.

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Re: Installing a Hailer

Or on the side of the flybridge, just like in the pictures.
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