Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26 April 2016, 02:30   #31
RIBnet admin team
willk's Avatar
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,146
Well done Mister Stevens!

That looks to be me, AND I get a spare switch for when this one dies!

And on budget as well!


willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 April 2016, 02:36   #32
Country: UK - England
Town: Retford
Boat name: Spy-sea-one
Make: Mercury
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki Outboard/25/4
MMSI: 235074042
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,132
love a bargain spot on cheers

jeffstevens763@g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 April 2016, 12:29   #33
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,618
Originally Posted by Poly View Post
on my boat he uses HIS KC to recover you (everyone I trust with the throttle normally has their own on their L/J). However as it will most likely be at low speed the chance of the boat still being in throwing distance is high. If two of you are in the water and the prop is spinning at 4 knots do you think you can catch up, or keep out the way if it circles back?
You are better prepared than most (nearly all, I'd imagine.)

I wasn't at all saying I could catch an idling boat; simply pointing out that the merc type doesn't require a spare cord per person (though you do lose the engine shutdown. Recovering someone from the water to the boat requires a shutdown on my boat anyway. I don't leave the motor running near swimmers.)

Unrelated note: JWalker, you described a home-made Merc/Quicksilver type kill switch.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	my7oCPJdaiTuF8pqGXa53xA.jpg
Views:	199
Size:	11.6 KB
ID:	112222  
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 April 2016, 12:46   #34
Country: UK - England
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,077
Poly's strategy is not completely unique. Permanent attachment of KC to lifejacket means you can never forget to attach it to you... ...and as the engine won't start without the other end attached you in build safety. But it does mean each crew member has to have one on the LJ (and they need to wear the LJ)...

ShinyShoe is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.