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Old 18 October 2010, 11:22   #1
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Can you buy just the plastic bit on a Mercury kill cord?

As per pic - these break very easily but it's only a little plastic thing - is there an alternative to having to buy the whole 'assembly'?
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Old 18 October 2010, 12:29   #2
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As per pic - these break very easily but it's only a little plastic thing - is there an alternative to having to buy the whole 'assembly'?
I used to have one that had a cord loop in it. Works just as well but won't crack. Make sure the cord is the right thickness that it won't slip through the gap though.
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A split ring like you have on a set of keys, one with the right diameter will do the job, cheap and easily available.

Although the actual plastic loop isnt that expensive to buy a few and keep as spares, ebay does them around the fiver mark.
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I tried a few different metal clips I had including a couple of small screw type connectors just the right shape/size but in one situation (ie pulling directly backwards) they get jammed and are too inflexible.

The cord idea sounds good maybe cord with just the right diameter flexible tubing over it.
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May be stating the obvious, but isn't a kill cord that breaks very easily a bit of a design flaw?
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May be stating the obvious, but isn't a kill cord that breaks very easily a bit of a design flaw?
You don't want to be lying there in the drink, kill cord in your hand, thinking

"Wish I'd changed that"

as the RIB heads off to France.....

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