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Rescue Boat Install.

Postby jmr3865 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:32 pm

Hi guys
I need to install and siren and a speaker on a rescue boat. The siren head will be in a water resistant box but the boat is still on the water. I also dont want to to be too loud that we on the boat will be def after using it. The siren also needs to have a PA. Im looking for suggestions on which siren and speaker would be best for these elements and any advice on installing them. Obviously, all connections will be sealed, etc. etc. etc.

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Re: Rescue Boat Install.

Postby Astro Spectra » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:06 pm

If you are serious about a decent system then a single Power Sonix PSNAV12 300W unit should do the job. See: http://www.powersonix.com These babies will deliver 135 db SPL at 3 feet (about 15 dB above hearing damage) but if you are in something like a forty footer plus boat and in the wheel house you won't go deaf.

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Re: Rescue Boat Install.

Postby jmr3865 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:25 pm

Im in a 18' open boat. Not too loud. Thanks
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Re: Rescue Boat Install.

Postby Astro Spectra » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:31 am

Oh, well any plastic fantastic speaker is going to do the job. I'd go for a pair of Shakespeare HS-40 white plastic horn speakers. Any good marine outlet should be able to get them for you. These are 8 ohms and 40 watts (RMS). You'll need a pair to handle the output of a typical 100W siren, hook them in series as most siren amps look for 11 ohms. You won’t get the whole 100W but in a fizz boat you don’t want all that noise anyway.

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Re: Rescue Boat Install.

Postby KB2ZTX » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:34 pm

We just have a standard code III siren with bell on it mounted on the roof. Siren is a federal PA300 with PA. Dont think we have ever used the siren, but use the PA often
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Re: Rescue Boat Install.

Postby jmr3865 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:37 pm

jsikora , What kind of speaker do you use? I need something small and light weight.
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Re: Rescue Boat Install.

Postby Pj » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:03 pm

Acutally the chrome motorcycle speakers will work just fine. Projects in a nice cone forward and then just set the output (if your siren amp is selectable) to 58watts (common setting).

It is a siren after all so there isn't too much play as they are made to certain certification standards. Most are 100/200 watts, but some of the Federal Sig and I older Whelen ones have 58 watt options.

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Re: Rescue Boat Install.

Postby jmr3865 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:20 am

Never thought of that! Thanks!
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Re: Rescue Boat Install.

Postby KB2ZTX » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:05 pm

jmr3865 wrote:jsikora , What kind of speaker do you use? I need something small and light weight.


This is it -

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Cheap and simple. Think it was a galls $99.00 special
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Re: Rescue Boat Install.

Postby marvin16 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:22 pm

Sir Astro Spectra, do you have an idea how much a single Power Sonix PSNAV12 300W unit cost? I've visited their page and send them email but until now I am waiting for their response.
We want to set up a Public address on a port to inform moored and berthing vessels. I think this system will fit. Is there other system that we can use? Thank nyou very much Sir! Regards

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Re: Rescue Boat Install.

Postby marvin16 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:22 pm

Is there any one who have already used the Power Sonix Public Address System? Thanks in advance..


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