Lets split this from its original thread.
If we are going to go over the top we might as well ban top mounts on all the other hard boats, after all the sealine T 60 does nearly forty knots and will do a dam site more damage than a rib and you can fall off a fly bridge as easy as a rib.
I can't believe the amount of people who just go around looking for things to moan about, why not go over a tell them to put there kill cord on
Call it a moan if ya want Biff thats up to you.
However we have a long long thread and lots of knee jerk reactions about kill cords/prop guards/new laws ets etc following recent events.
What seems to be missed (although it may have been mentioned in all that stuff) is that people went into the water from an extremely high powered family boat with, I seem to remember though stand to be corrected, a top mount control box.
I first used a leisure boat with these fitted at a boat show as a demo driver. 10metres of rib with twin 300s on the transom. I couldnt believe that such a boat could be equipped with a couple of levers that could just be leaned against to unleash all that power, with no lock to check its movement. The thought of someone doing just that as they boarded the boat meant we always transferred with the engines off. It cannot be beyond the whit of man to put the same form of check into the levers as with side mounts. Personally I couldnt believe that the RCD required start in gear protection but did not cover this. As for the Sealine-yep no different - why do it? Tell me the reason.
There ya go biff-another moan, fill ya boots!