The official line in the small print
MGN 280 page 42 section 7.5.4
All inflatable boats, boats fitted with a buoyant collar, and open boats that achieve planing speed, when fitted with remote throttle controls, should be fitted with a kill-cord, to be used at all times during navigation.
Our cabin boats operate with outboards, we have a kill cord and could in effect use it at all times. The guys driving do like the freedom to move and stretch. It is the close manoeuvring stuff and at all times which causes the issues particularly in the work we do. Yes we could get longer kill cords but we don't want to complicate this issue.
The question for those who survey is remote control throttles. I don't have a definition but I see little difference between the throttles on my boats to those of local diesel cabin RIBs operating commercially.
So all those cabin RIBs (boats fitted with a buoyant collar) that are using diesels without the kill cord should in effect not be coded. Clearly stated under MGN280. Anyone prepared to take up the case or explain why these boats should be exempt?
Just looking for a level playing field which is applied fairly across the board as per stated regulations. Over to those who build, operate or code diesel cabin RIBs.
There are many commercial hard boats using diesels which achieve planing speeds and no kill cord fitted.
I still believe common sense says you can't fall out of a cabin RIB.