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Old 15 April 2011, 17:43   #11
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I have an ETec and always carry a spare kill cord.

My essentials:
Reliable VHF - check it works by calling the CG before you leave.
Anchor with 15 metres of chain and 100m of rope. Don't forget to bouy your anchor.
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Old 15 April 2011, 17:56   #12
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I have an ETec and always carry a spare kill cord.
Same, but still, with an etec it's a non-essential for restarting. In an emergency if one of us went overboard whilst driving, the other would not piss about getting the spare out when all he need do is turn the key.
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We've discussed this before on here, and you all seemed to reckon the Barton clamseal was a good idea, and following that we bought one and had occasion to use it last year on the tender. It proved very, very good. Linky.
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Us too. We essentially have a locker dedicated to old rags. Old boxers are the best, useful for everthing
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Every boat should have ships rations and chocolate is definitely the best. Not only will it save your life if you are seriously stranded, but it is also a fantastic morale booster when you have children on board. + it keeps fat old men happy whilst I blat along
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Old 15 April 2011, 18:12   #13
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Same, but still, with an etec it's a non-essential for restarting. In an emergency if one of us went overboard whilst driving, the other would not piss about getting the spare out when all he need do is turn the key.
How does that work then? Are you saying the chord stops an ETec but is not necessary to restart it? If so, I've leant something this evening...!!
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How does that work then? Are you saying the chord stops an ETec but is not necessary to restart it? If so, I've leant something this evening...!!
Yep

Assuming that you have the black square thing to start it then yes. I'm not sure if the remote mounted barrels have this feature but our black square certainly does. No need to clip the clip in to start
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The thing that wot the killcord is attached to.

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Assuming that you have the black square thing to start it then yes. I'm not sure if the remote mounted barrels have this feature but our black square certainly does. No need to clip the clip in to start
Is there no end to the ingenuity of man or womenkind? I'll try that out tomorrow when I take some birdwatcher down the Minquiers.
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By the way, if anyone is thinking of buying a yacht and is drawing up a list of essentials then put a set of lazyjacks as your number one item. They were invented by the Chinese two million years ago and are more useful than paper and gunpowder combined.
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Kill cord not required for Mercury either, just flick the switch back up where the kill cord attaches.
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Is there no end to the ingenuity of man or womenkind? I'll try that out tomorrow when I take some birdwatcher down the Minquiers.
Hmmm.... Well we call it a safety feature but really me reckons its dodgy design. That design is 20 yrs old and I reckon it was made for the time when many didn't use killcords but the safety orgs were pressing for them. The mercury system is much better because you are have to do something to activate the engine wheras with the evinrude/johnny system, you can do it without thinking and there may be unforeseen consequences.....
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Old 16 April 2011, 06:00   #20
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Yep My mariner remote kill is just a lanyard and a big old switch on the bottom of the remote.
If you loose the lanyard/kill tether then you just flick the switch back in to its run position and your away.
Simple... I like simple.

K.I.S = keep it simple.

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