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Old 23 May 2013, 15:12   #131
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that's easy, a numpty always knows the best way of doing whatever it is you are doing, but has never actually done it
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Old 24 May 2013, 03:30   #132
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Most doesels have no overboard kill system at all.
All modern diesels that have electronic systems support kill cord technology - the Yanmars in our boat have kill cords on the ignition panel - it's only older mechanical injection engines that need the system you're talking about.
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Old 24 May 2013, 06:29   #133
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The design of the autotether is good
can you just put it in your pocket? and then get a bit warm and take that garment off and hang it on the helm seat? whilst you fall outa the back of the boat? I'm on a 16m cat at the moment, twin jets nice and quick, my jacket is hung on the helm seat. Not that there is any form of kill cord on here anyway!
There is however a nice autopilot. Nowt to stop me bobbin off on a bit of a sleep at full chat when thats doing the driving! Seen that happen!
Similarly nowt to stop m'car if I go to sleep on cruise control with 2 tonnes of vehicle doing 70mph -though its likely to be a very short sleep and a very rude awakening!
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Old 24 May 2013, 08:05   #134
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can you just put it in your pocket? and then get a bit warm and take that garment off and hang it on the helm seat? whilst you fall outa the back of the boat? --!
That's a good point and one of the reasons why foul weather jackets should have the little toggle hoops removed the ones so so a lifejacket can be toggled onto the garment ,
Take your jacket off or leave it in the wheel house & your lifejackets left with it fastened on .
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Old 24 May 2013, 10:12   #135
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Point taken, in future I'll spell it out for you
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Old 24 May 2013, 13:06   #136
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All modern diesels that have electronic systems support kill cord technology - the Yanmars in our boat have kill cords on the ignition panel - it's only older mechanical injection engines that need the system you're talking about.
For sure, i wonder, do most diesel rib manufacturers fit kill cords now? Ive never seen them and i know that they are not standard with a lot of engine packages (cummins?). Regardless, autotether would work great for any kill cord system fitted.

Also the mechanical diesels are mostly energize to run solenoids, so they can also be fitted fairly easily, but most are not fitted that way.

I setup mine as energize to stop because my engine was setup to not need electricity to run at all and i wanted to retain that capability.

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can you just put it in your pocket? and then get a bit warm and take that garment off and hang it on the helm seat? !
Well, normally it lives with my lifevest when im out solo but this summer i think id put it in the pocket of my swim trunks. If i took those off then id be driving naked. If you drive naked, all bets are off.
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Well, normally it lives with my lifevest when im out solo but this summer i think id put it in the pocket of my swim trunks. If i took those off then id be driving naked. If you drive naked, all bets are off
bigger chance of human error creeping in than remembering to clip a kill cord on. If you actually wonder if you've put the killcord on, then you look and see.
If you wonder which pocket you put the electronic thing in, one just assumes you put it in the right pocket. Don't like electronic ones-and yes I have used them at a boatshow were they were touted as the best thing since sliced bread. By the time everyone had had a fiddle with it we found we could walk away with it and the motor was still running happily. Maybe that was operator error and we were all muppets who cocked the thing up. But the point is it didnt stop the engine no matter who was at fault.
Probably not the system that you use and are obviously happy with, but that was enough for us-refused to wear them and had a bit of string instead.
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Old 24 May 2013, 15:05   #138
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Take your jacket off or leave it in the wheel house & your lifejackets left with it fastened on
naw doesnt work for me- want my lifejacket at various time during a long day with varying levels of clothing required from T-shirt to big jacket.
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then id be driving naked
not got to that stage yet, well not that I'm admitting to, might need a Prince Albert then
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Interesting watch regarding kill cords from the powerboat & yachting magazine, found link via our facebook page. Neat little bit of kit they display as a secondary fail safe to the kill cord. Its called CoastKey. Link here

http://www.coastkey.com/en/product/

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Without pointing fingers, had to chuckle at the YouTube comments, suggesting no life jacket on the presenter during his short trip over the river

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Old 01 August 2013, 12:49   #140
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A back up system for the kill cord !!! Guess cars will be having back up systems for brakes next..... perhaps a parachute to throw out to help slow us down, !!!
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