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Old 09 June 2016, 06:21   #11
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Interesting debate I have ours on a Velcro wrist strap less likely to slip off as you bail.
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Old 09 June 2016, 06:28   #12
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jeff makes a good point, if you've got chubby legs and so are losing 30+cm of cord compared to a wrist*, then you might justify "extending"** by a small amount. Attaching to LJ is a good alternative.


* Whilst using a wrist is often shown in manuf. instructions for tiller steered boats, it is not ideal and can come off more easily than you might like. If you want to use your wrist the Jetski world adopt a velcro wristband that the KC clips to.

** But its probably better to do as Jeff does and fit a firm attachment point to your leg rather than extend the cord itself. However I'm a leave it attached to LJ person myself.
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RYA have a bit on kill cords for info the wrist strap HDAV was on about the other one i just picked up from MES advertising Europa boats?
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I used a watch strap I had already no chance of it slipping off like the curly strap, did see one snap the other weekend fortunately at the clip end.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111702182245
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We're a cord round the leg family and all skinny so no problems for us
My thought on extending or maybe more specifically joining 2 together is the chance of the extra length or join causing the cord to snag on something on the console or seat ie down the back of the helm or in a seat lid or even behind the control box and snapping before it actually pulls out to kill the engine
I'd say the shorter you can manage with is probably the way to go but maybe better to custom make from one piece of cord rather than joining
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This set is nice:



Not sure if I can get rid of all of the terminators and connect one valid for my engine
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Nice set Matt, interestingly i was looking at a wireless set today 300.00 what i did notice was the significant delay where by you have to be in the water to activate and a slight delay before it kills the engine.technology not caught up yet? he did re-start the engine whilst in the water but how that would work when it would be still in gear god knows.
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In this item mentioned by me I do like that kill cord is floating !!

And this wrist band is floating also.

I do have floating toy tight to key but ones when pull kill cord it pulls also key and key landed on tube (lucky me not out of the boat). So I would like to keep spare kill cord on boat and I'm thinking to tight key somewhere by similar line like this one in this kill cord.

When I jump out of boat I would prefer that crew will have still the key and know where spare kill cord is.
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I use a webbing belt around my waist that my cord is attached to. It primarily was designed to add some weight so the cord hangs down out of the way of the steering wheel, I put the kill switch in a less than ideal position when I did the dash.

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This set is nice:



Not sure if I can get rid of all of the terminators and connect one valid for my engine
That's the jet ski multi set, you can cut off the un used ones if you like just be careful as the Yamaha and Kawasaki ones are very similar........ Slightly different sizes.

There are the Riva racing ones which I happen to have a couple of also http://rivaracing.com/series-208408-...!make%3DYAMAHA

The Yamaha outboard and jetski one are the same the rest I don't know about.
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