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SeaSense Emergency Boat Horn (Video)

A demonstration of the SeaSense Emergency Boat Horn. ... read more

Video Transcript

Today we’re going to take a quick look at the SeaSense mouth horn it’s an emergency horn, meant as a backup to a boat horn. Very lightweight and small, you can see. It generates a loud noise when you blow into it and could be used as an emergency signal device if you are lost out in the wilderness. If your boat motor failed and you needed to get some help. If you’re stuck lost on a local trail and you knew people were around that you could certainly blast this three times, the universal sign for emergency and get somebody’s attention.

So you can see it’s a hollow horn with a diaphragm that went in. It’s got a line that’s included so that you can wear it around your neck or have your kids or friends wear it around their neck. And the interesting is you don’t blow in the end as you would think for a horn, this is what you would get; nothing. What you do is you would puff in the side here; see this hole in the side. And when you do that you get the sound.

So I’ve got a little app running here that is measuring decibels and we’ll keep an eye on that as I blow into the side horn here. We are indoors, I wanted to minimize the background noise, so I’m going to be quiet for a minute and let you see the ambient noise there. And now I’ll give a blow on the horn. Again I’m blowing into this side hole on the SeaSense horn. [6 blows into the horn]

Got the few 90s there, 91, 90 that I could see. So you could see it’s quite a loud device. It doesn’t require any batteries, you don’t have to blow in its really really hard to make it work and seems that there’s a sweet spot that is kind of a medium blow that gives you the most noise.
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