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Old 26 April 2016, 02:30   #31
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Make: Redbay Boats
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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!


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Old 26 April 2016, 02:36   #32
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love a bargain spot on cheers

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Old 26 April 2016, 12:29   #33
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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.
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Old 26 April 2016, 12:46   #34
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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)...

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