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Old 22 January 2018, 15:40   #1
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Kill Cord - please don't shoot me



I want to find something to criticise it for - but struggling except the price!

Yes I can find ways to bypass it, but would it be harder to accidentally ignore?

Or should I just stick to keeping my kc on the life jacket?
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Old 22 January 2018, 16:12   #2
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I want to find something to criticise it for - but struggling except the price!



Yes I can find ways to bypass it, but would it be harder to accidentally ignore?



Or should I just stick to keeping my kc on the life jacket?


The price was better than I expected. I think it encourages you to remove the KC and leave the engines running to work the fenders etc, which seems to me to be bad practice.
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Old 22 January 2018, 16:26   #3
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Seems a bit "Heath Robinson".
I think once the batteries went flat it would be consigned to the bottom of a locker.
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Interesting could perhaps help in some situations, when you want the motor running and no one at the helm...........

Cheap enough, proximity like keyless cars is answer it will take a little while longer and has it own issues but unless these are fitted as standard by pretty much every dealer in the uk/eu/world from now on and with every engine sold I don’t see it making a huge difference as they people who will buy them are the people who will wear a cord....
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Old 22 January 2018, 16:37   #5
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The price was better than I expected. I think it encourages you to remove the KC and leave the engines running to work the fenders etc, which seems to me to be bad practice.
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Interesting could perhaps help in some situations, when you want the motor running and no one at the helm...........
And there in rests the possible problem!


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Cheap enough, proximity like keyless cars is answer it will take a little while longer and has it own issues but unless these are fitted as standard by pretty much every dealer in the uk/eu/world from now on and with every engine sold I donít see it making a huge difference as they people who will buy them are the people who will wear a cord....
Oh I didn't want to go there with this! We've discussed it before. But a proximity sensor would only work if it knew it was being "worn" not in a locker etc...
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And there in rests the possible problem!




Oh I didn't want to go there with this! We've discussed it before. But a proximity sensor would only work if it knew it was being "worn" not in a locker etc...
Indeed, but how many kill cords are seen looped over the throttle? Smart watch style with pulse rate sensor is the answer I guess unless helm has a heart attack then the motor conks out.......

Can’t design for stupid........ I know I try every day

I view you need to find out how many lives the seatbelt warning alarm have saved since introduction was mandatory

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I can't say I've ever had a problem using the basic twirly whirly kill cord,, attached to drysuit zip or life jacket 👍😊
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I must own up to forgetting to attach the kill cord now & then, however, I have a failsafe alarm to remind me. She sits in the passenger seat
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as mine is attached to my LJ semi permanently i cant start the engine without attaching the business end.

If i'm not in a position to control the engine, out of reach of the controls, the cord will be disconnected, no £90 no battery, no problem.

Wife has the same in case I fall out, and there is a 3rd attached to the back of the seat where it cant reach the dash in case one of the other 2 fail.

Don't see why people are trying to build a better mousetrap?
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I must own up to forgetting to attach the kill cord now & then, however, I have a failsafe alarm to remind me. She sits in the passenger seat
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