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Offline Allbay

Leaky Horn
« on: May 12, 2016, 07:51:28 AM »
The horn on my 05" 19' HT leaks like a sieve...  The plasticized mesh has deteriorated and water sits in the grooves on the horn cover and eventually leaks through the horn along the back of the electronics canvas into the cuddy.  While the location immediately below the windshield facing the bow is not ideal, I'm looking for suggestions on replacement horns that can utilize the existing opening.

2005 19' SR HT Honda 150

Offline FishAddict

Re: Leaky Horn
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 08:18:01 AM »
I purchased one that fit the same hole.  I think it was seachoice.  The other option is to pull plastic cover off and use duck or gorilla taped 😉
21ft Sea Ranger w/Yamaha F150

Offline Tunacious

Re: Leaky Horn
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2016, 08:39:44 AM »
you can order a replacement horn from Arima.  Thats what I did.
If you can figure out what brand it is it will probably be a little cheaper to order one on line.
I think you can order from Arima on line, if not you can just call Belinda, at Arima. 
If you need Belinda's telephone number PM me.
2003 Sea Ranger 21' HT
2003 130 Honda

Offline Tom Mac

Re: Leaky Horn
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2016, 09:57:52 AM »
I would remove it take it down to Sherwood marine, bet they can match it up. If not they can get a replacement the next time they bring something in from Arima.
1991 Sea Ranger 17, 2014 F90 Yamaha, 2008 T8 Yamaha

Offline Mile2885

Re: Leaky Horn
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 10:59:25 AM »
I just replaced mine due to the same issue since I was near the factory last week. No leaks now.

Offline AP

Re: Leaky Horn
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2016, 12:29:08 PM »
I had to replace mine too.  Eventually, my current one will fail too.  I consider it a bad design choice since 1) the membrane will fail eventually and 2) when it does, it will likely funnel water into one of the last spots you want it.  When my current one fails, I'll consider sealing it all up and putting a different type in an alternate location.

Be careful with the horn when washing the boat down.  Blasting water on it is likely to make the membrane fail even faster.  Also, be careful when installing the new horn.  The plastic cover that the screws clamp down on is very soft and you can easily overtighten to the point where the screws heads press right through cover and no longer secure it.

Offline Mile2885

Re: Leaky Horn
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2016, 04:10:20 PM »
Horn is a Fiamm am80s marine.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2016, 07:40:05 PM by Mile2885 »

Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Leaky Horn
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2016, 05:55:11 PM »
   Not exactly sure, but I thought those horns were available with stainless grills. Wouldn't  cure the mesh problem, I guess, but would put an end to the potential of stripping those screws.  :shrug9:

Dear Arima:  Please "square-off" the Hunter transom.  Make it like my old 77 Silverline.  Thank you.  Oh yeah...please hurry; I'm getting old.

16 SC/Honda 60

Offline Allbay

Re: Leaky Horn
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2016, 08:45:33 AM »
Beauty - thanks for the all the info and suggestions.  FYI- I tried to re-waterproof the mesh with some 303 but it's still leaking. I pulled the horn and will see what Sherwood was in stock or can get in. Alternatively, a new stock horn from Defiance is $60 + $7.50 for shipping. I see the Fiamm AM80S MARINE horns come with five cover options including stainless as suggested.


2005 19' SR HT Honda 150

Offline Allbay

Re: Leaky Horn
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2016, 07:48:46 PM »
Finally got my horn sorted out.  I ended up ordering a replacement online from Marine Maxx Canada for $42 + shipping & tax after getting the run around a bit. I stuck with a Fiamm and elected for the stainless steel grill. The Fiamm Marine 519 Series Hidden Horn is an exact match of the Fiamm AM80S Marine that was in my 05 Arima.

Now onto the tilt and tach gauges!

2005 19' SR HT Honda 150

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Leaky Horn
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2016, 07:12:33 AM »
I like the SS plus it only cost $42.00 CAD!
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9