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Old 13 May 2013, 08:25   #111
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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!
I remember it well!. Sat in it at Charlestown one time. Very impressive
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Old 15 May 2013, 14:37   #112
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The kill cord debate is interesting - even though we don't yet know that it was the cause in the Padstow incident.

I've tried to attach mine in various places - around the leg works best for me - although I have lengthened it. I've only tripped it once in 8 years - and then it took me a bit to work out why the engine had stopped!!

If 'enforcement' arrives - not only will it increase the costs vastly - but the easiest place to get 'done' is at the point where you sometimes have to disconnect. I have to unattach to get my mooring single handed - or tie up on the quayside single handed. In all honesty, where is the 'enforcer' most likely to be?

Our local council (Gwynedd) insists on registration before you launch (within office hours anyway... ) - and the paperwork requires proof of insurance, and for jetski's, proof of the 1 day RYA course. The proof of insurance is enforced - but the cert of competance never has been.

The best way to encourage education is for insurance companies to offer a discount if you do your PB2 - and for launch authorites not to permit launching without insurance.
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Old 15 May 2013, 14:58   #113
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Educate Educate Educate,Training to pb2 would be the intelligent option as this should promote best practice to both new and "experienced" boaters remember familiarity breeds contempt in my honest opinion
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Old 15 May 2013, 15:23   #114
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It seems to me the kill cord gets overlooked because its cheap and nasty . A standard kill cord with the fiddly clip etc is anoying to use and not very comfy especially if you have shorts on .
making it comfy and easy to use with a better attatchment is the way top go , like the dog collar idea or just a decent clip on the end
I use an elastic loop on mine with tiller steer as it goes around my wrist , the loop hangs on the tiller and when i go to hold the tiller i just slip the elastic around my wrist . Even then i have forgotten at times especially when leaving a busy slipway , i usually notice it well before i get moving very fast .
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Old 16 May 2013, 11:59   #115
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It is cheap and nasty - but I'll bet it's more reliable (if used!!) than any other 'techno' option.

I'm also going to go the red dog-collar route - on yer leg, or on the throttle......
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Old 16 May 2013, 15:37   #116
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It is cheap and nasty - but I'll bet it's more reliable (if used!!) than any other 'techno' option.

I'm also going to go the red dog-collar route - on yer leg, or on the throttle......
I've been down this road before about extending kill cords etc, I ended up getting lines from someone that slips my memory. I use (have done for years) a diving ankle lanyard that's easy to get on eBay. Because its coiled it fits round even the largest thighs, waterproof etc etc and I leave it on even walking about when landed. It doesn't extend the cord anymore than wearing on a wrist or life jacket, and operates leaving the seat long before reaching the tubes. Even sliding to the rear seat it operates, so to me it's a great thing IMO
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Typical kill cord fail. Not sure what the police are up to there. All you need to do is throw some rope in the water.


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Was waiting for them to shoot the engine out... ...the american police have disappointed me.
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Was waiting for them to shoot the engine out... ...the american police have disappointed me.
No, no, no. They use lasers nowadays

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=xT16FK2KfXs

This sales video was just sent out on FB for the world to see from an overseas RIB. The greatest areas of concern to me is sales/manufaturers ignore safety all many sales vids and images. This does not even seem to have a kill cord fitted for twins and the loveley image of two women hanging onto the helm could be very short lived. Perhaps Powerboat and RIB can influence the market in these areas.
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