Originally Posted by jyasaki
That's why I retrofitted a Merc kill switch to my Yam setup. It's a hooded toggle switch that gets flipped down if I go overboard (or, from experience, move away from the helm.) Easy to flick it back up, and you're back in business.
Not this one, but similar:
Emergency Cutoff Switch And Lanyard (Cole Hersee)
I do like the merc system, some of the merc controls also have a 'lock - out' so if you leave the helm the throttles will not engage a gear until the lock is canceled - stops an accidental engagement or the kids playing
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― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows