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TRUMPETS: I have always used and supplied chrome trumpets that are used in the WOLO model 415 AIR SPLITTER air horn kit. WOLO has recommended that customers needing trumpets should buy the kit. The best price for the kit is at the following link:
WOLO Model 415 AIR SPLITTER
Note, you will have plenty of extra parts that might come in handy. Use the relay with caution as they tended to stick in my early devices. The diaphragms tend to corrode(especially in ocean environments). Some users flush the trumpets with fresh water after every use and some users have revived them with silicone anti corrosion sprays( CRC, WD40 etc. ). Best to keep the diaphragms dry. I have revived diaphragms with a nitric acid flush but this is a dangerous process and I disavow that I have done it. Before an OLLIE is shipped WD-40 is sprayed into the input of each trumpet and I heartily recommend that this be done at least once or twice a season.
LOUDNESS: By far the number one concern of these machinenes is they are too loud. This has been known annoy RC members, scare small Opti sailors to the point of crying and threaten lawsuits by neighbors. Extreme measures have been taken including:
 THROWING a WET TOWEL over the TRUMPETS
STUFFING SOCKS in the TRUMPETS
DISCONNECTING one of the TRUMPETS
DISCONNECTING both of the TRUMPETS

It is a bad idea to stuff things into one or both trumpets as it hinders the air flow and hastens the corrosion of the diaphragms. Disconnecting one trumpet might produce a louder sound since twice as much air is forced into the remaining trumpet. It may also weaken the remaining diaphragm by forcing more air into it!

I have devised a muffler made from a rubbery plastic muffin container
Muffin Muffler
and packing material. The trumpets are a lot quieter but the they definitely sound sick. Lately I have been recommending zip lock bags put over each trumpet and zipped about tube.
BATTERY CHARGERS: Rarely does a battey charger fail, but when it does it can kill a battery or two. The charger acts like it is charging the battery but its not. The user buys a new battery and all is well for about a 100 starts and then the new battery may be trashed also. Before replacing the battery, use a volt meter and check the charger. It is almost apparent that some users are not using an extension cord for the charger. They seem to be hanging the entire box from the receptacle. When the whole box drops because the charger parts from the box wall the impulsive shock may cause the charging system to be inoperable. USE AN EXTENSION CORD
BATTERIES: I do not stock REPLACEMENT batteries as they are hard to handle and the payment is a hassle since the customer usually wants these things shipped yesterday. Of course every new racestarter is supplied with a battery and trumpets.
I have used a lot of different brands and have had to replace a few at my cost. The best batteries are made by Panasonic,sometimes they out of stock from my favorite supplier an I have switched to a different manufacturer. These can be purchased by clicking the following link:
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Sometimes the battery's voltage is so low that the battery charger will not work. The battery may still be good. Try charging it with a regular battery charger. If the battery is good the integrated charger will work. Also if the battery has a dead cell the battery will charge but it still has to be repleced. You can tell if the battery is defective by first disconnecting the trumpets and running the compressor with the manual button. The compressor should run real steady for five seconds or so.

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