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Old 12 May 2013, 04:47   #101
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i'm quite happy with my trusted cord
You and me and lots of others
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Old 12 May 2013, 04:47   #102
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I will still wear and prefer my own, round my leg, with a spare cord on crew, and in boat box incase my one breaks or gets lost etc IMO
Me too. I don't like the idea of the motor shutting down 'within 2 seconds'. That's a lot further to swim to self rescue. It's hard enough swimming at all with clothing on.
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I don't know....didnt read how it worked, i just spotted it. a few folk have asked why cant we have wireless ones, it was put up in answer to that. As iv'e said before i'm quite happy with my trusted cord round my leg.
It mechanically operates the original equipment kill cord switch with a different adapter for each engine.
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It mechanically operates the original equipment kill cord switch with a different adapter for each engine.
Sounds complicated, messy and introduces a bucket load of potential fail points.
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Sounds complicated, messy and introduces a bucket load of potential fail points.
IMO, doesn't look too good stuck to the dash either.

Are they fail 'safe'-ie , if they go wrong do they stop the engine?

I read up on the CoastKey system. They sounds prohibitively complicated way to make your boat act like your car on a remote.
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Are they fail 'safe'-ie
Fail safe-ie and cigar lighter plug. Hmmm...
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agreed - I wasn't recommending it!
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agreed - I wasn't recommending it!
For sure Hadn't got you down as a wireless kill cord man :-)
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For sure Hadn't got you down as a wireless kill cord man :-)
The race boat has a roof and full 6 point harnesses with air so we have a stop button, kill cords are a bit redundant when you're strapped in!
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Personally I wouldn't need a sign on a boat that says "kill cord!" because I've learned by experience (hideous) that kill cords are essential. Therefore I would say that it's a matter of education rather than enforcement that's needed. If you've been educated as to why they are essential and choose not to wear one then it's entirely up to you.
How you wear it what it's made of and what shape it is all down to common sense and problem solving. I think that a wireless kill cord sounds like the perfect solution. However having seen how most computerized electrical gadgets get on at sea I would be very surprised if it actually worked when it was needed.
Foot straps in boats with Jockey seats (if correctly fitted and used) are a very good of ensuring that the driver stays in the boat no matter how rough the ride. I've been in some situations where I was very glad I had foot straps and I can recommend fitting them for sure.
Of course if you're indoors and have six point harnesses then that will also help to ensure that the driver stays put when the going gets rough.
Some vessels, well it would just be silly to have them fitted and some, like tiller helm sibs for example, it's totally essential, given what tends to happen when transverse thrust and lightweight hulls team up in full throttle hunt the driver spiraling circles with spinning butchers knives whatever the horsepower.
Having said all that, if some chap from a yachting magazine or the RYA came and told me that I had to wear one then it would probably put me off somewhat. ;-)
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