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Old 05 August 2011, 16:31   #11
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mine is made of 5mm rope, i made it longer than standard to avoid pulling it out by accident - im sure that people who do that then get tempted not to use one at all - the other end has a loop which easily fits over lifejacket buckle. i find this doesnt tangle or get in the way like the red plastic cords can.

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Old 06 August 2011, 01:51   #12
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On a SIB I prefer to have the kill cord round my ankle.

It's secure, doesn't get in the way and leaves my hands free. It also allows me to reach forward if necessary without uncoupling or stopping the engine.

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Old 06 August 2011, 02:14   #13
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Clipped to the front D ring on the life jaket.

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Old 06 August 2011, 03:10   #14
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Can't believe how lucky I was, there was children playing in the water the boat could quite easy hit someone if i did'nt have the kill cord. should be a mandatory requirement for boats.

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