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Old 03 January 2016, 07:12   #11
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Seems we have some jokers amongst the crowd. My unit does the same as the $500.00 dollar device, but will cost me less than a 1/5th of the price. Parts are ordered, including an emergency strobe. Range I estimate at 250-450 feet. The remote will also have the ability to turn on/off two other 12 volt max 10amp devices. I suspect I will have the working prototype ready by this May. Scott.
Nothing wrong with tinkering about in the shed & making bits for your own satisfaction (mea culpa), but that's a world apart from having a commercially viable product.
You only have to look at the various threads regarding Kill Cords on here, to realise that people regard them as a necessary evil, it would appear that usage is even lower across the pond. Are people going to buy a relatively expensive electronic device, when they won't pay out for a bit of red string which does the same job?
It's your money & your time to spend as you want, I personally think your efforts could be better spent.
All IMHO of course.
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Old 03 January 2016, 07:45   #12
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Nothing wrong with tinkering about in the shed & making bits for your own satisfaction (mea culpa), but that's a world apart from having a commercially viable product.
You only have to look at the various threads regarding Kill Cords on here, to realise that people regard them as a necessary evil, it would appear that usage is even lower across the pond. Are people going to buy a relatively expensive electronic device, when they won't pay out for a bit of red string which does the same job?
It's your money & your time to spend as you want, I personally think your efforts could be better spent.
All IMHO of course.
Make you right Dave.
One thing the Standard Faithful Ol Kill cord won't be beaten on is price!

IMO It already ticks ALL the Box's ...simplicity of design and function coupled with low tech operation and cheap to make/replace is ALWAYS a winning combination!....)Tried and tested over Decades)
It's the Human element we need to work on.
It seems because of the Terrible accidents lately we are in danger over analysing what is a perfectly (as far as anything can be) tool for the job!
I reckon time/effort would be much better spent Hammering home the message the need for every Liesure Boater to..always USE THEM!...
which sadly is far from the case at the moment!
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I reckon time/effort would be much better spent Hammering home the message the need for every Liesure Boater to..always USE THEM!...
which sadly is far from the case at the moment!
Just before exiting Littlehampton Harbour onto the sea there is now a bright red sign saying "Don't forget your killcord" (or similar).
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Just before exiting Littlehampton Harbour onto the sea there is now a bright red sign saying "Don't forget your killcord" (or similar).
What a good idea!
Low Tech....Low cost,Very possible High impact
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Leave the guy alone. Let's see what he comes up with then we can have an opinion about it.
It might be good, it might not - but until he presents it all we have here is another circular thread discussing the same old tosh - much better suited to fb where it drops of the bottom of the page!
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Leave the guy alone. Let's see what he comes up with then we can have an opinion about it.
It might be good, it might not - but until he presents it all we have here is another circular thread discussing the same old tosh - much better suited to fb where it drops of the bottom of the page!

Certainly not Knocking anyone or thier idea's!
Just voicing my opinion on the Subject discussed.

(Like A good Mate of mine on here says)....IF you don't like my opinion.... I have others!
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Leave the guy alone. Let's see what he comes up with then we can have an opinion about it.
Presumably the OP wanted to generate some discussion or he wouldn't have posted in the first place...
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...... Personally, I don't see the point in what you are doing....
Ah, well, consider this; you're single handed in your cabin rib where you don't have a kill cord, you need a shite and the best way to set up before sitting on the bucket it to put the boat head to sea, check nothing is ahead and pop it onto autopilot on tickover. Job done in the comfort and shelter of the cabin you chuck the contents of the bucket overboard, put the bucket into the sea to rinse it and whoops, you under estimated the force of that moving water, lose you balance and you're in!
Now, I'd be wanting the engine to cut out immediately to give me a chance of grabbing or at least stand a chance of getting to the boat before it is off out of reach, wouldn't you? It could also save an embarrassing explanation after epirbing the coastguard!

Just thought I'd chuck that in.
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JW, I'm hugely impressed with your ability to conjure up crazy imaginary scenarios....

At least I think it's imagined. Unfortunately I can't erase the mental imagery...
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Ah, well, consider this; you're single handed in your cabin rib where you don't have a kill cord, you need a shite and the best way to set up before sitting on the bucket it to put the boat head to sea, check nothing is ahead and pop it onto autopilot on tickover. Job done in the comfort and shelter of the cabin you chuck the contents of the bucket overboard, put the bucket into the sea to rinse it and whoops, you under estimated the force of that moving water, lose you balance and you're in!
Now, I'd be wanting the engine to cut out immediately to give me a chance of grabbing or at least stand a chance of getting to the boat before it is off out of reach, wouldn't you? It could also save an embarrassing explanation after epirbing the coastguard!

Just thought I'd chuck that in.
If I had a cabin RIB, I wouldn't be reduced to dropping the kids off into a bucket...........
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