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Old 24 November 2009, 04:45   #1
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Evinrude Morse box query

Are you ment to be able to start the engine without the killcord in on a BRP morse box? If not ours does, how do we fix it?

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Old 24 November 2009, 04:51   #2
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Yes they start with the cord out.
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Cheers Gordy.

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Old 24 November 2009, 11:51   #4
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We are talking about the type with a loop that goes over a toggle switch and sits under a "lip" when in the "run" position?

If so, yes, no need for the cord to be in place.

if not, you need to replace that switch!
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Its a nearly new evinrude/BRP morse box not a quicksilver one.

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Old 26 November 2009, 05:33   #6
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In my world "new" means it's got Autolube.......

Not seen a new BRP box close up. 80s/ 90s Merc had what I described, i.e a toggle switch. The killcord toggle looped over the switch and was held under the lip by the switch being in the "run" position. Had the advantage that if the helm went over the side, the crew could just flicjk the switch to "run", restart & go fetch. Down side was it was all to easy to drive off & leave the killcord back in your house.

I suspect helath & safety might have meant they swapped to something more "Yam-esque" where you stuff a plastic yoke up behind a button, which essentially holds the switch in the "run" position. remove that and it springs back to "off". No Lanyard = no yoke = no go. I.e you can't drive off without it being in there.

Hence my question. if you have the "button " type & it runs without the cord in place, you have a problem with the switch. If it's the toggle switch style, then it's too easy to run wthout the killcord.


Having said that, if it's a "button" type check someone hasn't left a yoke in there - I've seen a few situations where people cut the cord off & just leave the yoke behind the switch so it will start without the "hassle" of the cord......
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Old 26 November 2009, 07:04   #7
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Current BRP control boxes will start without the lanyard. The lanyard yoke pushes the center of the barrel in and when pulled off stops the engine. However, if you then turn the ignition off then back on again, you can restart without the lanyard. You do not have a faulty switch.
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Current BRP control boxes will start without the lanyard. The lanyard yoke pushes the center of the barrel in and when pulled off stops the engine. However, if you then turn the ignition off then back on again, you can restart without the lanyard. You do not have a faulty switch.
I think my Yam is the same - essentially to allow crew to pick up the helm when they vanish over the side with the lanyard . I do however think this will only work for a period of time before you need the lanyard again to start the engine.

If this wasn't the case you would never need a lanyard again after you had started the engine at some point - ie when new!
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