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Old 24 May 2006, 17:11   #1
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Humma
Make: Humber Destoyer 5.5
Length: 5m +
Engine: Out b 75 hp Marriner
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kill switch wiring

Can anyone confirm that a kill switch(man over board type)is wired to short the engine to earth?
I am fitting a 1985 mariner 40hp to boat but do not know which wires to connect it too ,any help appricated

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Old 25 May 2006, 07:46   #2
Country: USA
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not sure what color wire it is on that, but yes, switch boxs is ground out
and kills the spark.

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Old 30 May 2006, 15:58   #3
Country: UK - England
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Boat name: Arctic Wave, Solan
Make: quinquari wide body
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kill switch

My Suzuki is wired to earth to kill the engine, and I'm sure your Mariner will be too, It shouldn't be too difficult to play around with the wires until you get it right.
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Old 01 June 2006, 18:01   #4
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Yeah so are Yamahas from the same period (mid 80s).
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Old 02 June 2006, 12:18   #5
Country: UK - England
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kill switch

On merc/marin it is normally wired 1 to earth and other conects up to black/yellow wire which is the stop circuit
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