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Old 15 November 2007, 03:24   #1
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Emergency starting strings

Where is the best place to get pre-made emergecy starting strings for outboards? The ones with a nice robust toggle and robust cord.
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Old 15 November 2007, 03:43   #2
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I know it's not pre-made but from memory B&Q sell starter cord and replacement lawnmower toggles. It only takes 10 seconds to tie a couple of stop knots.
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'tis true - i also bagged a spare from my local Lawnmower service chap!
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Might be worth a call to Neil at Turf and Surf.
He does mowers, outboards and golf buggies.
Only just down the road too.

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Cheers all, B&Q first as I need some bits from there anyway - if they are duff then Neil it is.

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You could buy an emergency starting cord from your local chandlers.
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Don't know what your motor uses, but my old Honda 40 used about 2 to 2.5 feet of 1/4" braided nylon with an overhand knot at one end, and a toggle handle at the other.

I'd whittle a few handles out of wood, and buy a hank of rope for $6, and be well ahead of buying one.

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I have on one ocasion of extreme emergency used a clove hitch round a screwdiver out the toolbox, the pull cord having been the toolbox attatchment lanyard.

Where there's a will.......
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I was about to start a thread on this subject . I was wondering the other day when my battery switch played up just how easy it is to start a 100 ish HP with a rope and what size motor is the max .

Also how many motors these days keep running when the battery power is lost ?
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I was about to start a thread on this subject . I was wondering the other day when my battery switch played up just how easy it is to start a 100 ish HP with a rope and what size motor is the max .

Also how many motors these days keep running when the battery power is lost ?
Try it-you might surprise yourself.

In theory they should all carry running as long as the charging circuit is still working. I don't know about starting them if they stop though-and I doubt it'd be good for the electrics.
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