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Old 05 August 2011, 13:06   #1
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ALLways wear your kill cord

I learnt a valuable lesson today.I was in the boat by my self whilst friends were watching, sitting in the tube my foot slipped and lent backwards forcing my hand to give full throttle, needless to say i was thrown out of the boat, luckily enough i had the kill switch around my wrist, I will always be wearing the kill cord from now on, my old engine did not have this feature.
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Old 05 August 2011, 14:34   #2
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I'm glad your OK.
I've had to pick up remnants of one with no kill cord - messy.
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And always have the other hand firmly on a lifeline with feet braced against the opposite tube if sitting on a tube.
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glad you had kill cord - best practice is dont put around wrist, but attach around leg or lifejacket strap...

it could slip of your wrist, unless you have a proper wrist stap.

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glad you had kill cord - best practice is dont put around wrist, but attach around leg or lifejacket strap...

it could slip of your wrist, unless you have a proper wrist stap.

Scott
I'm guessing this was a tiller-steered boat Scott, and round the wrist is not a bad option for that

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Old 05 August 2011, 16:44   #6
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I have kill cord on the sib on a velcro watch strap around my wrist - a normal kill-cord round your leg I've found on a sib isn't long enough.

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a jetski Velcro strap is even better option! As lakeland wears, I know around leg is not convent...

The main thing is that you wear the kill cord!

I used to drive a dory with tiller steering and I used kill around wrist but seemed it could come off..

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I always clip mine to a small carabiner on my LJ buckle strap.
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"The safety marshall started his boat in gear and got thrown overboard!"


I always try to remember to hook myself to the lanyard! My day will come when I fall overboard.
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Round the leg for me as i have always felt the wrist would just slip off, well not my wrist, but the strap, you know what i mean.......... Thank god you had it on. otherwise
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