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Re: Close call! Who had rights?
+1 on the VHF signaling function. I have an ICOM unit with that function and a horn that I can quickly clamp just outside the companionway. It can be used as a loudspeaker as well. Cannot find a good spot to permanently mount a horn where it will not potentially snag lines.
I have seen the horn, pointing down, mounted on the mast at the second spreaders with a guard (not unlike a mast mounted radar). You could also mount one a either the top or bottom of a spreader.
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