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Old 20 October 2013, 17:25   #1
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Kill cord material

Does anyone know whether it is possible to buy a quantity of kill cord cable without any fittings on the end?

Just looking for the red curly stuff.
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Old 20 October 2013, 18:30   #2
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And why would you want just the cable?
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Old 20 October 2013, 18:40   #3
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And why would you want just the cable?
It's very good for attaching yer 2B pencil to yer slate

If you are feeling inventive, you actually attach it to a couple of inches of fine hosing into which you then stick yer pencil. If you tend to break points, cut a pencil in half, sharpen both ends of the halves and use one - you have a fresh point handy then.

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I agree it would be nice to get hold of some of the Mercury/Mariner cord so you can customise it to suit your own boat a bit better!

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I agree it would be nice to get hold of some of the Mercury/Mariner cord so you can customise it to suit your own boat a bit better!

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And how exactly would you customise it a bit better?
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Don't know that I'd want to trust my life to this without some thorough testing, but if you actually want it to attach other kit etc might be worth a try.





You'll notice that a kill cord usually has straight sections at the end where the crimps are so if you could just buy 100m of springy bit you'd maybe have issues at the ends?
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If you're just wanting it to attach stuff to & not for diy killcords, any dive shop will have curly lanyards for torches/pencils/slates etc.
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To attach to the kill cord ends commonly found for bulk purchase.
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To attach to the kill cord ends commonly found for bulk purchase.
Ooooh! DIY Killcords, I'm liking that. Call the Ribnet Jury
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It's very good for attaching yer 2B pencil to yer slate

If you are feeling inventive, you actually attach it to a couple of inches of fine hosing into which you then stick yer pencil. If you tend to break points, cut a pencil in half, sharpen both ends of the halves and use one - you have a fresh point handy then.

Clever idea, sharpening both ends with the (I assume) surgical tubing (note: you can often get surgical tubing at medical supply places; it's pretty commonly used for rehab exercises.)

I have a styrene sheet (divers will know it as a slate) gaffer taped to my console; a bit of the hook side of Velcro glued to the slate engages the loop side glued to a couple of pencils.

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