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Mounting a Foghorn/Hailer

Hi All,

Where do you think the is the best place to mount a loud hailer for purposes of automatic sound/fog signals?


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Re: Mounting a Foghorn/Hailer

I'd say it depends on the boat model and the free space you have on yours
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Re: Mounting a Foghorn/Hailer

The best places in my opinion are under a spreader or on the front of the mast. The latter makes most sense if you have a mast-mounted radar and can mount the hailer below the radar.

For the spreader your best bet is to use a contour gauge to get the shape and cut a clamp from Starboard or similar to mount the hailer to.

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Put it under your radar, on a leveling mount, on your Mizzen or radar pole if you are under privileged in masts.
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Re: Mounting a Foghorn/Hailer

I agree with SVAuspisious about the placement on the mast. However, on my boat, I placed it on the radar pole at the stern. Yes, it is right on top of me, but the sound kind of goes over me, and it's OK. Why did I put it there? I took the lazy path. It was so easy to install at that location that I just went for it. It's worked out OK for me.
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I mounted mine to the radar bracket
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Re: Mounting a Foghorn/Hailer

Since hailers can also be listeners, I always mount high and forward of my outside steering position. [Main or mizzen mast on a sailboat, and under a RADAR platform affords some protection.]

This placement spares you the bulk of the volume if you are outside while it is broadcasting.

And since a hailer can also be used as a microphone to listen [very handy for listening for other boat/shore sounds in fog, two-way communications with bow crew when yelling doesn't work (e.g., high winds), etc...] that location reduces the chances of picking up your own engine noise, etc. when in listening mode.

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Re: Mounting a Foghorn/Hailer

back in the day when duct tape had cloth base, the hailer/pa on my formosa was allegedly installed by the po of this boat-- under stbd spreader , to see if it was a good place. ok so he never got around to changing duct tape for screws, and it was successful from 2004-2010, when it came crashing down when the last thread broke....
seemed to be successful, as nothing was affected by that placement until gravity got it.
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Re: Mounting a Foghorn/Hailer

I mounted mine under the radar dome on front the mast

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Re: Mounting a Foghorn/Hailer

Because sailboats move at such lower speeds than other boats on the water, is there much of a concern that fog horns are only directed forward? (ie: you are almost as likely to be run over from the rear as from the front)

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