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Old 09 August 2015, 03:11   #1
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Hi is it a legal requirement to have a kill cord on outboard or not?
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Old 09 August 2015, 03:25   #2
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legal requirement? Nope

Sensible, logical, should be one? Yep

Don't go out with out it.
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Old 09 August 2015, 03:37   #3
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Although if you are part of the Small Passenger Boats Code for Inland Waters there may be a requirement. It has the word "should" in it from what I gather...
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Oh and to comply with the Machinery Directive I think most manufacturers will have provided some means of stopping the engine on engines built placed on the market since 1998 (as they would for things like lawnmowers, strimmers etc). But no requirement that it remains fitted and operational.
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Hi is it a legal requirement to have a kill cord on outboard or not?
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I would fit one if there is not one the reason being you may fall overboard and yes it can happen and your then see your pride and joy disappearing into the distance. Then What ?
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I would fit one if there is not one the reason being you may fall overboard and yes it can happen and your then see your pride and joy disappearing into the distance. Then What ?
That's if your lucky they usually come back to give you a haircut or worse.
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Cheers my outboard has a stop button but for peace of mind i am going to get one fitted
Thanks for all your help.
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Cheers my outboard has a stop button but for peace of mind i am going to get one fitted
Thanks for all your help.
Usually it is very easy to replace the stop button with a combination button and kill cord (available on EBay).
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It's usually possible to directly swap the stop button to a kill switch.

Are you certain it doesn't do both?
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No its just a button i have seen a few on ebay i will see which one will do the job and order it.
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