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Old 08 May 2010, 16:21   #1
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Looks interesting, but at 40 kotts the time delay in cutting the engine would be too great and the boat would be three times the distance or greater away from the MOB over a conventional lanyard which would cut the power as soon as the helmsman went overboard.
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Looks interesting, but at 40 kotts the time delay in cutting the engine would be too great and the boat would be three times the distance or greater away from the MOB over a conventional lanyard which would cut the power as soon as the helmsman went overboard.
I see the point the distance it would travel before cutting the engine would be a problem.
so not as good as it sounds then...

I was thinking with a few bodies in the boat and the helmsman went over how would others manage to collect the m.o.b.

I have in the past had a spare cord and clip onboard and everybody in the boat knew where it was and how to use it.

The reason swimming in a drysuit with a blown up life jacket is NOT easy.
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I see the point the distance it would travel before cutting the engine would be a problem.
so not as good as it sounds then...

I was thinking with a few bodies in the boat and the helmsman went over how would others manage to collect the m.o.b.

I have in the past had a spare cord and clip onboard and everybody in the boat knew where it was and how to use it.

The reason swimming in a drysuit with a blown up life jacket is NOT easy.
With my engine control, if the cord gets pulled off the engine will die in the normal fashion, but by knocking the throttle into neutral and turning the ignition on the engine will start and run in the normal way without the need for a kill cord being attached. So no replacement cord needed.
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