Originally Posted by Ron Noco
But a longer kill cord mightn't disengage quickly enough, you could be in the water heading towards the prop and the engine still running....
Am not a fisherman, so the idea of standing in the bow of a 3m SIB
with an OB - (locked off in the straight ahead position I would hope)
- and running at trolling speed, doesnt appeal to me.
Bass boats I have seen with spring foot throttle controls at the bow
- press for power - release - no power, but in an inflatable, at 3m long,
I would be keeping the kill cord length so it was taught
while fishing in the bow
and probably route it through something as simple as a stainless
steel ring fastened to the bench seat, or attached to the side of the tube.
That way if I came out backwards from the bow
the slack in the cord would be taken out by the ring and the OB killed.
Personally - I would ALWAYS want to have control
of the tiller in an under way SIB, even one going that slowly.