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Old 25 September 2003, 17:20   #21
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.... if I went over and there was someone else on board, they could either start the aux, or relocate the kill cord to the main engine controls, and use that instead.

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Good point - carrying a second kill cord in a prominent place is recommended, particularly with the type where a horseshoe type thingie goes ove the button and holds it out to run. Otherwise the helmsman goes over the side with the kill cord and the boat cannot be started to go and get him. Not so bad with the type that has a plastic loop going over a switch that can be flicked back up to run without the cord. Cos i spend a lot of time on other peoples/schools boats I have in my pocket one of those cords with just about every fitting known to man on the end, just in case
Oh by the way I'm a leg man - although I have seen the helmsman of a coastguard boat end up flat across the tubes but with the engine still running at full chat cos the cord had not moved far enough to cut the engine! I had to reach forward from the back pod to yank the cord out.
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Old 25 September 2003, 17:26   #22
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Cos i spend a lot of time on other peoples/schools boats I have in my pocket one of those cords with just about every fitting known to man on the end, just in case
Nice one, Dave - I've always had one of these in the bottom of my rucsac just in case, and once it was actually useful! It was a Souwester part, so not sure where to get them from nowadays.
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Old 25 September 2003, 17:34   #23
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That's bordering on bondage, JW!
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Old 25 September 2003, 17:44   #24
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so not sure where to get them from nowadays.
I think compass stock em- but then again short term memory loss and all that.
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Short term, err, what?
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That's bordering on bondage, JW!
I could never get the knots right for that.
Perhaps I should try m'multi gadget kill cord instead
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Old 25 September 2003, 18:25   #27
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multi gadet kill cords available in towsure (they are on the web) for about 12:45
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Has to be around upper part of the leg. That way it has two joints to slide over before coming off. As for the argument about the crew restarting the engine, what have you got paddles for?
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I dont think it matters - as long as the killcord is secured somewhere to your anatomy - then it will work if you take a trip on the wet side. Me - I have it clipped to my lifejacket, but thats just cos thats the most convenient for me.

By the way whats all this talk about a crew? Never heard (nor had room for) the darn things - and if you are talking about spare keys et all for passengers, I'm not so sure I want to be in the water with some of the passengers I've had aboard bearing down on me! I would much rather they should be able to handle a throwline!
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Old 27 September 2003, 14:32   #30
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As for the argument about the crew restarting the engine, what have you got paddles for?
With a bit of a wind and one person left on board they are purely decoration mate, just decoration!
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