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Old 10 June 2016, 11:18   #21
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I put the kill switch in a less than ideal position when I did the dash.

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Interesting thread, I also looked at ergonomics when I designed my "instrument pod". The plotter is in a position I can reach most of the buttons with my thumb / index finger and keep the palm of my hand on the throttle.

I moved all the electrics out the remotes box apart from the ASIG & deadman switches. The deadman goes round my knee, and clips to the switch all out of harm's way but with a clear "exit path".

The remotes are at 45 degreees, so the lever is kind of TDC when at WOT.....

So how long before someone asks for a pic becuase that didn't make sense?
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Old 10 June 2016, 13:44   #22
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Can you post a pic please🤓
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Old 11 June 2016, 01:20   #23
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Thanks for the help, I'm only on a 3mtr sib so don't stand up anyway, I got a Velcro cuff with a d ring on it, so I can put that round my ankle sit on my seat with a tiller extension and reach my sandwiches in the bow bag
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Old 11 June 2016, 15:52   #24
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I would never have the cord attached to my wrist - too much opportunity to tangle in the steering at the wrong moment . A carabiner clipped to my drysuit zip or life jacket works for me. .... Recently found out that the crimp ring on the genuine mercury cord is monkey metal and rusts through - result = cord parts company with the kill switch trigger = no engine kill ! Great piece of engineering :-(
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June/July powerboat & rib got an articl re; kill cord
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Kill cords on wrists have a more likely chance of slipping off rendering it useless than if they were attached to the leg of the operator.

Electronic ones are over engineered for what is needed as the current cord attachment is simple and works.
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Old 13 June 2016, 06:51   #27
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We clip ours to the rings mounted on our buoyancy aids, they're just under the left pocket, that allows you to helm seated, or standing, and move about a little, without pulling the kill cord out.

Re bits rusting, I make sure we replace ours quite frequently, they're not expensive and I want to make sure I'm not putting our crews at risk.

I also make sure I carry a spare for each boat I drive in case one goes overboard, with or without a crewman attached to it.
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