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%
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Old 11 May 2013, 10:39   #331
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I think it is a case of what works best for you. I have always found round my leg above the knee works well in my case on lots of different boats. But others may find on the LJ is better.

On the wrist is bad because it WILL tangle in the steering and it CAN slip off if you exit the boat
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I was only thinking of on the LJ as then you can't forget to clip it the the switch before starting the engine.

Thinking a bit more if you do need to unclip - for example for coming along side or changing helm etc, you'd kill the engine which may not be practical / desirable.

May stick to round the leg as I currently do with spare in cargo net on console after all!

I will be afixing a nice big REMEMBER THE KILL CORD notice to the console though.
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Thinking a bit more if you do need to unclip - for example for coming along side or changing helm etc, you'd kill the engine which may not be practical / desirable.
Unclip from the leg, unclip from the lj, what's the difference?
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Old 11 May 2013, 11:27   #334
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I always have small carabiner clipped on my belt, and I attach the loop of the KC onto the carabiner. Not only is the waist belt the most comfortable and secure attachment point, is also the least likely to cause an unwanted disengagement of the cord since my waist moves around considerably less than my limbs piloting a boat.
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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
Thanks for your order, I'll get it off to you on Monday

I don't have plans for any new stickers at the moment, but may consider it in the future.
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Thanks for your order, I'll get it off to you on Monday
I see that my RIBnet flag is catching on ap Norf
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Thanks for your order, I'll get it off to you on Monday

I don't have plans for any new stickers at the moment, but may consider it in the future.
Thanks John, no rush, won't be boating again till the bank holiday weekend, marshalling on the Plains Rally next Saturday in mid Wales

I was just thinking that maybe a neutral sticker from Ribnet may be more acceptable
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Unclip from the leg, unclip from the lj, what's the difference?
My thought process was to have the KC permanently attached to the LJ so you could not forget to attach it to yourself - it would already be there, but I can see some problems with that.

If the default was the KC is clipped to your LJ as standard, you have to consciously attach it to the switch before starting. If the default is clip it to the switch as a seperate bit of kit it's easier to forget to attach it to yourself as a seperate task.

If the KC lives on my LJ, and not the switch I can't forget to connect it before starting the engine.

Probably not expressing this very well!
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My thought process was to have the KC permanently attached to the LJ so you could not forget to attach it to yourself - it would already be there, but I can see some problems with that.

If the default was the KC is clipped to your LJ as standard, you have to consciously attach it to the switch before starting. If the default is clip it to the switch as a seperate bit of kit it's easier to forget to attach it to yourself as a seperate task.

If the KC lives on my LJ, and not the switch I can't forget to connect it before starting the engine.
We clip to the crutch strap of the LJ as we find wrapping the cord around your leg significantly limits the cord effective length and your freedom of movement. I've killed the engine a couple of times just standing up to look around.
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