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Old 18 September 2012, 05:59   #1
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Killcord Material

I could do with replacing the Killcord 'string/wire'.

I don't need the engine clip or clip on the other end just the main length, 'sprung' or not.

Can I get something with a splitring on each end that does the job or do I need to buy a full OEM unit?
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I could do with replacing the Killcord 'string/wire'.

I don't need the engine clip or clip on the other end just the main length, 'sprung' or not.

Can I get something with a splitring on each end that does the job or do I need to buy a full OEM unit?
Theres loads on ebay. Just type in kill cord and there should be plenty on there. If theres none without a clip you could just cut it off i geuss?
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Make sure you get a good one, and check the breaking strain is up to the job inc the joints

if you go for another curly plastic one make sure it has the sting in the middle for strenth just like a washing line
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'sprung' or not.

Not = string. Or more accurately a decent bit of marine cordage.

I bet you have an offcut of a suitable diameter. 2 suitable knots properly tightened & lashed - job done.

I've seen dingy coaches with bits of dyneema, flag halliard nylon plait, even one with 6mm three strand! (which of course you can do an eye splice on each end of!)
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Not = string. Or more accurately a decent bit of marine cordage.

I bet you have an offcut of a suitable diameter. 2 suitable knots properly tightened & lashed - job done.

I've seen dingy coaches with bits of dyneema, flag halliard nylon plait, even one with 6mm three strand! (which of course you can do an eye splice on each end of!)

ive got dog lead tightened round leg you can then drink beer and move arms about
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Not = string. Or more accurately a decent bit of marine cordage.

I bet you have an offcut of a suitable diameter. 2 suitable knots properly tightened & lashed - job done.

I've seen dingy coaches with bits of dyneema, flag halliard nylon plait, even one with 6mm three strand! (which of course you can do an eye splice on each end of!)
Personally I'd want something that would break before it dragged me along half out of the boat, just in case it got hooked on something on the way out
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I'm not wanting to start a huge discussion here, (and I have "normal" plastic ones) but realisitcally how much stuff could your "engine end" clip realistically get caught on?

Even if it did, the piddly wee plastic "hook" on your leg / wrist would break or bend open.
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Dont buy the cheap ones they break after they have been in the sun for a while. If its a plastic one make sure it has a wire that runs up the middle like the OEM ones do.
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I'm not wanting to start a huge discussion here, (and I have "normal" plastic ones) but realisitcally how much stuff could your "engine end" clip realistically get caught on?

Even if it did, the piddly wee plastic "hook" on your leg / wrist would break or bend open.
Probably nothing, though I was thinking more of a loop in the cord whipping around something than the clip itself. If the leg end was just plastic, that would probably break as you say, but somebody who was in to replacing the cord with something home-made might not still be using the original clip.
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Dont buy the cheap ones they break after they have been in the sun for a while. If its a plastic one make sure it has a wire that runs up the middle like the OEM ones do.
Not sure of the OEM Yamaha ones (have to take a look), but my Honda had a coiled plastic tube with a nylon cord inside. Lasted OK in the sun, but I have seen some that degrade pretty quickly.

As an aside, I've also seen third party replacements that were solid plastic (vinyl, maybe?) I'd avoid those if at all possible.

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