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March 18, 2006

4788 Air Horns

I've repaired or replaced almost all of my air horn systems on my 4788 and questions about the air horns on both the 4788 and 4588 keep coming up on The Bayliner Owner's Club. Therefor, I'm going to summarize the information I know about older 4788s and it seems to be later 4588s.

The airhorns have a big scripted S on the back of them. They are the Signaltone Tornado model. The current manufacturer in the United States is Fiamm America. They are located in Michigan and you can reach them at 231-775-2900. They will tell you that you need their repair kit number 21340. They don't sell it directly, but they will refer you to:

Speed's Carquest of Cadillac
(231) 775-9772
(800) 748-0251
423 N Mitchell St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Ask for Ralph.

The compressors are made by Grover Products. Mine is hidden behind the ice maker below the stereo cabinet.

Pirates and Beached Cargo

First of all, I've been watching the comings and goings of modern piracy. Just yesterday, the US Navy got in a fire fight off the Somali coast with a fishing boat towing a bunch of small skiffs. The Navy confiscated RPGs and automatic weapons.

Also, The APL Panama container ship which got stranded on the beach of Ensenada MX when it was heading there from Oakland is finally off the beach. You have to scroll down quite a bit, but these CargoLaw pages cover the grounding, salvage efforts, and reports that she is off.