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    Posted: 15 Sep 04 at 12:08pm
Does anyone know where i can get a loud (around 130-140Db) claxon from?  I am going to be using it for starting races with large fleets like national championships.
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HGV horn/s from scrapyard + 12V (or 24V) car battery
and Bob's your Uncle.
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Alternative is an aerosol foghorn from a chandler!
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RS (the other one), Maplin, etc.

And if you really want it that loud you'd better budget for some ear protectors - I reckon 140dB will hurt!

The following cribbed from the HSE website:

  • normal conversation 50-60 dB(A)
  • a loud radio 65-75 dB(A)
  • a busy street 78-85 dB(A)
  • a heavy lorry about 7 metres away 95-100 dB(A)
  • a pighouse at feeding time 110 dB(A)
  • a chain saw 115-120 dB(A)
  • a jet aircraft taking off 25 metres away 140 dB(A).
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 04 at 11:44am
    Could just do what they do at Texel and use a blank artillery shell, plenty loud enough and a smoke singnal as well!!
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Matt Jackson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 04 at 12:32pm
    ...and it stops people barging at the committee boat
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Doctor Clifford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Sep 04 at 12:47pm
    no it doesn't!!
    just ask Mitch Booth!
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Matt Jackson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 04 at 12:27pm
    Can you enlighten us? I'm not Australian and don't sail cats.
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote Doctor Clifford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 04 at 3:15pm
    Mitch (and a load of others) were way over the line at
    Texel, and were OCS as a result.
    He was later exonerated and given a time (and,
    coincidentally, sponsored by the main event
    sponsor)
    fishy indeed!

    None of them were hit by artillery shells etc, although
    there are fine stories of canon fire at North Berwick a
    few years ago!!
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 04 at 6:43pm
    with regard to the fact that the race sponsers boat ws exonerated have a look at the dodgy race organisers section of the forum!!!
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