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Old 29 August 2010, 11:54   #31
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Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
That can happen by mistake. How would judge their actions after they'd set off?
They were going quite quickly as anyone would,like what i would of done, as for the boat hitting the bottom i dont understand that?

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Old 29 August 2010, 11:55   #32
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Originally Posted by astra View Post
well the engine was started out the water,what is something i would not do
we had this with a novice boater many years ago he ran the engine up on the beach for a few mins before launching until we said you will burn out the impeller ,,he then said in a cocky manor ,you can run it for a few mins like the Rnli boys do when they are comming down the beach with no harm ,,he was a bit miffed when we explained that they have 2 water tanks on each side of the trailer ,

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Old 29 August 2010, 11:57   #33
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IMV, if the guy was driving like an idiot the previous day, the guys that operate the boat launch on the beach should've refused to launch him. Although Pentewan is a great facility for the camper/boater, Unfortunately, it's also a bit of a magnet for less than responsible first timers.
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Old 30 August 2010, 01:20   #34
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Originally Posted by Polwart View Post
so you never leave the console with the engine still running? I mostly adopt your approach - but there are times when I don't want to stop/start the engine.
I agree. I made the suggestion for HUMBER P4VWL because he said he always wanted to:
Originally Posted by HUMBER P4VWL View Post
Now we have top mount controls, not side mount with the lock at neutral I worry that an unsuspecting passenger will knock the throttle when I'm letting go of the mooring etc. I start the engine to let it warm up, then faff about with ropes etc It's so hard to remember to turn off the engine everytime i disconnect the kill cord to do something. Though i know i have to.
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Old 30 August 2010, 06:51   #35
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Originally Posted by BogMonster View Post
, can we honestly say we religiously check it is working every time? I know I don't - though I do check it semi regularly I found on one occasion it wasn't working due to the key being sticky and not popping out when the clip pulled off, if I had gone over the side that day I could have been in the same situation. I have no idea how long it hadn't been working but possibly for several trips.
As someone who has had a selection of older (oh, all right, prehistoric! ) machines on the back of various boats, I "religiously" try to test pull it every time since the time I discovered the only way to stop the engine was to pull the fuel line off & wait! Failure of the shorting wire connection in the remotes meant that even the key switch wouldn't turn it off.

On paper it gets checked every time - Reality? Probably gets tested about 1 in every 4 or 5 "major leg" starts.
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Old 30 August 2010, 10:37   #36
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Grim reading and I must confess, very easy to over look, "I'll connect my kill cord when we are out the harbour..." etc etc. I've done the move around the boat and accidentally switch the engine off thing too.

I think I'll be thinking about this and changing my ways.
New boat is here, very happy!
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Old 30 August 2010, 11:38   #37
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What about an electronic kill cord, how good are they? This would mean walking aound the boat would be safer and only works if away from the RIB i.e fall over. How quickly do they kill the engine? Soon enough not to be hit by the prop?
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Old 02 September 2010, 03:02   #38
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Wireless safety?

We use We have proof that it works

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Old 02 September 2010, 03:18   #39
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Originally Posted by RibRoy View Post
We use We have proof that it works
Looks great. How much are they to supply roughly?
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Old 02 September 2010, 07:41   #40
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Originally Posted by C2 RIBS View Post
How quickly do they kill the engine? Soon enough not to be hit by the prop?
This would be my question too .. looks like a good idea though


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