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Old 05 October 2013, 12:45   #1
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2nd kill switch - Honda

How easy would it be to fit a second kill switch to the console of our boat (in addition to the one already on the control box).

Example in photo below of the RYA's configuration on the youth rib boats.



The boat is used for teaching kids and the console is not in the centre meaning that the instructor does not have easy access to the kill cord.

Fitting a second would be useful.

I know you can buy the switch panels (anyone got a link?) but how easy are they to plug in? Do they just plug into the wiring loom?

It's a fairly recent BF40.

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you should just be able to fit a 2nd kill switch and then connect into the existing wiring harness on the back of the original kill switch
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That sounds like a bit of a bodge though. Surely Honda have thought about this?
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ah you never said you wanted a Honda part to do the job i guess its a phone call to your local Honda dealer then, good luck with that one
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This is method we us when training youths - taken from RYA wavelength Magazine.

Means everybody can have a dual kill cord on any boat!

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that's looks like a great cheap option
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why would you want to add another thing to go wrong, +1 for above thats what I do with who ever is in my sib, two kill cords one kill switch
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If we did this the kill cord would be stretching across the driver.

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Instructor - Student - Control Box

Console is not in the middle of the boat.
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If we did this the kill cord would be stretching across the driver. Port Starboard Instructor - Student - Control Box Console is not in the middle of the boat.
sorry - I suggest you should be sitting beside the controls - kill cord is last option - you should be able to throttle back in emergency ...
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why not just move the kill switch to a more conveient position and plug the existing hole with a rubber gromit, the less there is to go wrong the better I always think
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