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Tony B
01-28-2015, 02:31 PM
I have a 36' Aft Cabin model and I need a new horn.

I am trying to decide whether I want air-electric or just a plain electric horn. Which would be better? I plan on spending around $250.
I have never owned an air horn before, unless of course, you count the Wally World throw away. LOL

OLD HOUSEBOATER
01-28-2015, 05:16 PM
Air hands down.

easttnboater
01-29-2015, 06:45 AM
My kids bought me a set of stainless steel electric trucker horns a few years back. They work fine for my purposes.

JTAlberts
01-29-2015, 08:26 AM
I had an electric horn on the Kingscraft and the Marinette has an over sized set of air horns. By far the air horns are the best. My boat has no issue announcing its presence.

Tony B
01-29-2015, 09:07 AM
Seems like air horns are winning.
I don't want to spend over $250 and so here are a few contenders in the air horn arena. http://search.defender.com/?Action=2&AnswerId=_P80_590&SH=QT1haXIgaG9ybn5CPWFpciBob3JufkQ9MjV_ST1QcmljZX5 LPTR_TD0xfk09Mn4&SI=3214ea05-eb1e-492d-89db-f457240cf407&ss=1
Is anyone familiar with any of these air horns? I also want dual trumpets.

Thanks in advance

BananaTom
01-30-2015, 08:56 AM
Get a Train Horn:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/360624383486?lpid=82&chn=ps

This will turn heads.

OLD HOUSEBOATER
01-30-2015, 09:21 AM
What ever you pick MAKE SURE THE WIRING IS HEAVY.

JTAlberts
01-30-2015, 09:45 AM
I purchased a set of air horns for the Kingscraft and the new owner put them on. They are really good as well.

Here they are.

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/afi--dual-trumpet-full-blast-air-horn--263806

42gibson
01-30-2015, 01:13 PM
i'm with banana tom.train horns from e-bay.best bang for your buck and will wake the dead. my neighbor has them on his and its frightening LOUD.!

JTAlberts
01-31-2015, 02:30 PM
I didn't even check the link for the ebay listing. That is a great deal!

42gibson
01-31-2015, 03:23 PM
your slipping in your old age Jamie....lol

Stmbtwle
02-14-2015, 06:50 PM
Electric-only horns seem to want a LOT of power (big wires, good connections), and are temperamental at best. Air-only is probably the best IF you have a source of air.

A good compromise are the air horns with their own compressor. Not terribly expensive and pretty reliable. Only one I ever had problems with, turned out to be plugged with mud-daubers. Cleaned them out and it worked fine but by then I had replaced it.