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Old 10 July 2013, 20:42   #1
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I know there's been a huge amount of debate on this matter but wanted to check views on the most secure way of attaching the cord. I have tried wrapping it round my leg but find that it just slips down and I believe would slide over my foot if I was thrown. Have taken to attaching it to my life jacket but seem to remember someone on here suggesting that wasn't a great idea?
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Old 11 July 2013, 02:40   #2
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Mine is clipped onto a secure ring on a very secure chest strap on my flotation jacket. Cannot see how that is not a good idea? Keeps it out of the way of your hands and legs too where it gets in the way.
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Old 11 July 2013, 04:08   #3
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Mine is clipped onto a secure ring on a very secure chest strap on my flotation jacket. Cannot see how that is not a good idea? Keeps it out of the way of your hands and legs too where it gets in the way.
Thanks. I agree. It's a PITA on your hand or leg.
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I know there's been a huge amount of debate on this matter but wanted to check views on the most secure way of attaching the cord. I have tried wrapping it round my leg but find that it just slips down and I believe would slide over my foot if I was thrown. Have taken to attaching it to my life jacket but seem to remember someone on here suggesting that wasn't a great idea?
It should be around your upper thigh! Reasonably tight, not on your leg, by which I mean below your knee. The cord should be of good quality from the engine manufacture and be in good condition.
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it all depends on the position of your seating, helm and throttle controls. Some setups make having the KC on your Jacket a real PITA, however others its fine. On my Jacket is fine on my boat but i can see how on others having it that high would mean it get wrapped around the wheel.

As long as
a) Your wearing it
b) It stays attached to you.
c) It doesn't interfere with normal operation of controls
d) it stops the engine before you meet the prop.

Then I think your fine.
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it all depends on the position of your seating, helm and throttle controls
+1 Don't think there's a one size fits all.
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Good point, I'm on a tiller of course which makes a difference.
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Next time you tie up to a jetty, leave it attached where you normally have it and get out the boat over the aft quarter of the tube where you'd probably be ejected. If KC comes with you you are probably OK!
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I know there's been a huge amount of debate on this matter but wanted to check views on the most secure way of attaching the cord. I have tried wrapping it round my leg but find that it just slips down and I believe would slide over my foot if I was thrown. Have taken to attaching it to my life jacket but seem to remember someone on here suggesting that wasn't a great idea?
Life jacket harness ring for me. I too have tried it looped round my thigh and clipped to itself until, when moving around the boat to fasten something down, I found it almost round my ankle. Now it's clipped to the LJ 'D' ring. The only time it gets in the way is when I'm standing up and manoevring at slow speed, when it occasionally starts to wrap around the wheel, but I can feel that happening and sort it easily.
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Good point, I'm on a tiller of course which makes a difference.

wrist then? some kind of velcro watch strap kind of thing? Example
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