View Poll Results: Compulsory licensing and mandatory kill cords with fines for non compliance?
Compulsory licensing and mandatory kill cords with fines for non compliance 130 22.15%
Keep the current unregulated system with an emphasis on education 457 77.85%
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Old 11 May 2013, 06:22   #321
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So, after following the various opinions and suggestions on this thread with interest I think the tone has changed enough to suggest another poll.
"Do you wear a kill cord as the helmsman with the engine running?" Yes / No
Please forgive me if this has been done before I suggest it now in the interests of education.
What do you think?

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As far as I know this is the ony poll Ribnet has ever had, and it runs til the 15th so it's not over yet.
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Old 11 May 2013, 06:37   #322
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Been a very interesting & long read. I still find it hard to believe that @ 20% of people believe that legislation will help & not be the usual expensive restrictive pointless cock-up that government provide as a matter of course !! I really hope that we don't look back at this point in time as when owning a boat became as restrictive as owning a car with taxes (based on engine size) annual mot, emissions test, SORN if you don't tell them why your boat's not going to be used that season thereby not getting tested/insured/taxed, mandatory test if you want to let your wife, girlfriend, child, mate have a go at the helm etc etc
Doesn't bear thinking about !!
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Old 11 May 2013, 06:38   #323
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emm, well let me tell you a little story...
Hmm! been there done that an 'all I now check it religiously, as I shall now check that I'm using the kill cord after my near miss. I don't need legislation or a course to make this happen, just a kick up the arse. I think it's called experience
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Hmm! been there done that an 'all I now check it religiously, as I shall now check that I'm using the kill cord after my near miss. I don't need legislation or a course to make this happen, just a kick up the arse. I think it's called experience

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I've just ordered a few stickers and a flag from the Ribnet shop, and it crossed my cabbaged mind that Ribnet could produce a kill cord sticker, charge a couple of quid and maybe make a donation to a suitable charity, RNLI, possibly even one them double sided stickers to go on your screen, kill cord reminder one side and Ribnet the other. obviously there would need to be instructions as to which side of the screen to stick it, us lot not being too bright
most probably already been suggested, I'm still a week behind the times, bloody chemo
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You'd have to ask JK on that one.
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well, JK, what do you think?
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If the kill cord was attached to the D-ring on my LJ, I would have to be connected to it before I could start the engine, and if competant crew had the same you're not worried about looking for a spare in emergency.
That's exactly what i do, i have on on my LJ not a D ring but round the webbing strap at my side on the same side as my throttle(i can see it being a pain if it was attached to the middle of my body), the wife has one on hers, but there is also one on the tube of the backrest on my seat "just in case".

Yes,its not infallible, but makes it very had to drive the boat without my LJ on and the kill cord attached.
I've never had steering issues,or got it caught up with the throttle, but then it may be that my boat lends it self to this position.
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Is it really a good idea to fit the KC onto a L.J.

Surely for safety reasons the KC is far more effective and has less chance of getting wrapped around the steering wheel if connected to ones leg, as it is at the lowest point so will always be below the wheel even if you have to move your position for whatever reason.
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Is it really a good idea to fit the KC onto a L.J.

Surely for safety reasons the KC is far more effective and has less chance of getting wrapped around the steering wheel if connected to ones leg, as it is at the lowest point so will always be below the wheel even if you have to move your position for whatever reason.
+1 for that mine goes round my leg or I clip them to my boots as I have 2 cords to contend with I would end in a right mess with them on my LJ
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