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Old 16 May 2003, 04:33   #1
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Hi All

Does anyone know where i might be able to get hold of a spare kill cord for my Evinrude engine, its the type that clips around the kill switch and pushes a button down to keep the engine running.

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Old 16 May 2003, 07:27   #2
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Try Kelpies at Hobbs Point, Pembroke Dock, Dyfed

They are Evinrude/Johnson agents and have been for years.

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Any Evinrude dealer should be able to sell you one. I might also have a spare in my shed from the days when I had a Johnson 150. I'll have a look & if I have I can send it to you as its bugger all use to me now!

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Thanks Alan i'd be most greatful as i've been having problems sourcing one locally, of course i'd be more than happy to donate to your local beer charity if you did manage to find one


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Old 16 May 2003, 09:57   #5
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Make sure you get a genuine OMC kill cord. If your local chandler offers anything else, walk away!! I say this having been parted from my RIB, which didn't stop because the supplier had fitted an aftermarket kill cord to an OMC remote!!!!

Originals can be got from Jets Marivent (www.jetsmarivent.com) too with a little persuasion!
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I remember Stuart MacNamara posting very strong informations about the dangers of using non-original kill-cords.
Beware!!
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That's correct. I have a couple of these dodgy ones that need replacing - they are just a cheap plastic curly lead which at first glance look exactly the same as the real thing, but on closer inspection they don't have a "core" which runs down the centre. It's this core that gives them strength.
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Thanks guys i've been reading previous posts about kill cords and checked the one i have over the weekend, thankfully its got the string core inside it so when i do get one i'll make sure its the real Mc Coy.

Alternatively if i did find a none standard cord i'd probably get it and just use it as a spare in the event that the main cord did end up lost or at the bottom of the sea as at the moment i'm going out with only one kill cord which is not a good idea. This would mean that at least we could get home. Longterm i'd then look to finding a real cord.

Thanks for the help though.

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Kill Cords

Hi Folks ! Nice to be back after a spell away on duty with the real job !

Believe it or not and despite all the publicity we generated about the dodgy coreless kill cords, they are still for sale in some of the "better" chandleries over here !

As I said before the spurious cords snapped just by being twirled or being pulled of the throttle box !

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Actually, my cautionary tale about being dumped out of my RIB and the kill cord failing to operate was nothing to do with the cord bit, but the accuracy of the moulding which clipped to the throttle box.

The OMC type relies on holding the key barrel in place against a spring, so that, when pulled off, the barrel moves off its contact and stops the engine. The non OMC version that came with my RIB failed to do this.
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