Is there a way to hear an example of what your electric and air horns sound like before I purchase one?

We have just recently added to our website the sounds for all of our electric and air horns.

http://www.marinco.com/hornsounds

The link above will take you to our website and By clicking the play button below the part numbers you can play the horns sound.  We have also provided links to images and other info on  horns below the sound bars.

What is the best way to mount “above deck” Air & Electric horns?

All horns should be mounted with the open end angled slightly downwards and facing forward towards the bow of the boat. This allows any water spray to drip out and avoid damage to the sounding mechanisms inside the horns.

Try to select an installation position on the boat with minimum curvature and where only a small amount of spray will hit the horn.

I have a dual trumpet electric horn that doesn’t want to sound. It just makes a clicking/chirping sound. What can I do?

We suggest bench-testing the horn and wiring it directly to a 12 volt battery. If it works fine when doing this, then the problem is most likely within the application’s wiring. If the horn still only puts out a clicking sound, that is usually a symptom of one side trying to draw more amps than the other which causes them to cancel each other out. Remove the rear cover and find the screw in the center of the sounding mechanism with a small red dot on or next to it. Turn that screw a little bit counter clockwise and eventually the horn should start to sound properly. If not, keep trying each side, back and forth, counter-clockwise or clockwise. If still no positive reaction after all that, it’s time to replace the horn.

The air horn compressor doesn’t seem to be working. How can I fix it?

It might need some oiling.

  1. Reverse the wires so the compressor “pulls in” rather than “blows out”.
  2. Insert a few drops of light machine oil/ sewing machine oil  into the opening for the hose attachment.
  3. Let the oil swirl around for about 4 – 6 seconds.
  4. Then reverse the wires back to the correct position and allow any excess oil to exit. (Do not allow oil to get into horn)

If this does not improve the functioning of the compressor it may need replacing . The compressor should  put out 9-11 psi.