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Where Do I Put This??

I recently got an Icom M504 VHF Radio. Along with it, I bought a hailer horn, which looks like this:



My question is, where on a sailboat should I mount this thing??

The reason I want to have the hailer horn mounted is for the automated fog signals the hailer can produce. However, the horn's kind of big and ugly...and I don't want to have it someplace the sheets can grab it, and I'm looking for suggestions on where to put it.
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I have the same setup. I didn't want the ugly horn mounted permanetly when I only need it for fog so I have a small bracket mounted on the dodger frame and when I need the horn I bring it out and connect to the Icom with a long cable. When not in use it's stored in the boat.
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I would put it away and only plug it in if it is foggy. It will probably last years that way.
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I would tell you where to put it, but Cam wil delete the post...

WTF do you need THAT on your boat??? How much more crap are you gonna bring to a 28 foot triple anorexic boat???

YOu sail 5 days a season...leave that crap at home, man..really

Fog you're affraid of?? Buy a air horn, weighs 3 ounces....and now they make them with sounds of Hoffalives whining!!!
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Thanks Gui... I knew I could count on you and your FAT boat for support. I have an air horn on the boat... Fog is very common on Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay.
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Thanks Gui... I knew I could count on you and your FAT boat for support. I have an air horn on the boat... Fog is very common on Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay.
I'm not kidding man...really..leave that in the garage....

I have been thinking here, and I've known you for a year and a half, and been reading all your posts, for real.

I am pretty sure, no...I am sure that now, as we speak, you have more electronics and weird stuff and stuff in general in your boat than I will ever have...on my boat that is twice the size.

I swear you do....
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Here's a simple tried and true mounting technique:



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