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Old 30 May 2009, 08:22   #1
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End of a killcord?

Hi everyone, just registered but hoping you can help me out...

I have a remote control Tohatsu 4stroke, obviously there is a kill switch at the helm although there is also one on the engine. I currently have a killcord for both kill switches although have recently lost my third (spare) killcord.

Instead of buying a new one, I was wondering if it is possible to buy just the plastic end which fits on the switch. I could then fit this to the engine kill switch and use the one that is currently on the engine as the new spare.

Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction where I can hopefully get one cheaper than a new killcord.

Many thanks, Andy.
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Old 30 May 2009, 15:54   #2
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I believe you can only buy the killcord as complete, otherwise people would just buy the plastic bit and would defeat the object of them.

Surely you can amend tthe engine to remove the killcord that end.

Someone with more knowledge will be along shortly.
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Old 30 May 2009, 17:15   #3
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There's a couple on Ebay for under a tenner. All said and done - you pays your money and makes your choice.
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Old 31 May 2009, 04:44   #4
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If its the type that the killcord jams under you can lift them and stick a tie wrap under. That way you'll have a spare again!
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Try here http://shop.trident-uk.com/sailing/E...ccesories.html and see if there's one that will fit.

I bought a whole pile of end fittings and made up a killcord that so far has fitted every boat I get on.

I wouldn't recommend putting a tie-wrap around it (suspect that was a tongue-in-cheek suggestion from Chewy!) - probably wouldn't disconnect properly if you ever needed it to do it's job for you.

However - and despite all the above - I'd have to say that if it was me I'd buy a whole new fitting including a new cord. They do degrade in sunlight, and at the end of the day it's not a lot of money for something that might save your life
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chewy, I had at one point considered this although did discount the idea as it wouldn't be easy to remove, thanks though!

SeaSkills, thanks for the link - best prices I've seen so far. I really like your multi-brand kill cord idea, did you buy them all from the above link and move all the ends onto one lanyard?
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Wasn't sure if you were going to use the switch on the engine. If your never going to use it you can link the wires out.

Best option will be as seaskills said and buy one.
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SeaSkills, thanks for the link - best prices I've seen so far. I really like your multi-brand kill cord idea, did you buy them all from the above link and move all the ends onto one lanyard?
I have bought some from here, others I've picked up here and there
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