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Old 08 May 2013, 11:56   #11
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This is the one I use

Force 4 Kill Cord with Set of 7 keys - Only 12.95 - Force 4 Chandlery

It has a fibre core not metal, no idea if that's good of bad?

The clip that goes round your leg is plastic not metal so will not rust.
It is not the catch itself that I have found rusts, but the metal crimps that are crimped round each end of the cable holding the plastic in a loop. The cheap ones appear to be chrome plated tin and rust away starting at the ends of the crimp.
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Old 08 May 2013, 12:55   #12
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It is not the catch itself that I have found rusts, but the metal crimps that are crimped round each end of the cable holding the plastic in a loop. The cheap ones appear to be chrome plated tin and rust away starting at the ends of the crimp.
Exactly what happened with mine.
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Old 08 May 2013, 13:02   #13
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It is not the catch itself that I have found rusts, but the metal crimps that are crimped round each end of the cable holding the plastic in a loop. The cheap ones appear to be chrome plated tin and rust away starting at the ends of the crimp.
Is the rust visible? Will an inspection show if it's on the way out and needs replacing?
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Is the rust visible? Will an inspection show if it's on the way out and needs replacing?
It was visible when I had one fail. I've had a couple of Yamaha pattern ones snap too as they've had no fibre core.

Regards to HMS's campaign,

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't get any government agencies involved in boating. They will simply do what they do best-ie, do a bad job at implementing a politically correct non-solution and cause everyone a bloody great headache, while the muppets will carry on as they always have and ignore the killcords .In the meantime the enforcement agencies will start to pile charge upon charge onto us for a service that doesn't actually exist and training costs will skyrocket.

I've had plenty of experience of this with the current implementation of the Drivers CPC, which is exactly the same scenario-a non-solution to a non-problem.

The stickers are a great idea, but legislation is NOT. Education wins every time as people will simply ignore legislation and there's nobody around to enforce it.

The only time I've EVER had any official boat close enough to mine to check if I'm wearing the cord is when Kraken999 was tied up alongside as we had a chat!
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this is what ive used for the last few years as my main KC. length of thin rope, i find this doesnt get tangled like the red ones, and is just long enough to allow movement whilst changing drivers. loop tied on the end fits easily into the buckle on lifejacket whilst wearing gloves. i just change the plastic end occasionally - usually when the split ring starts rusting.
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Sorry I don't agree with that statement. We have fines for cars for not wearing seat belts, speeding, using mobiles while driving etc, etc, has it stopped it

I for one value my rights and giving them away so the Government can make money out of something that will not work I am staunchly against.

Accidents do and always will happen even to the best of us, mindless morons will always be amongst us whether it be in boats or cars and implementing fines is not the cure but just make the cost of boating get higher and higher. The British coast is free to roam and I for one would like to keep it that way.

Like it has been mentioned in previous posts ... education, education, education, all the time for me
im with you on this one kerny
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[QUOTE=kerny;535094]Sorry I don't agree with that statement. We have fines for cars for not wearing seat belts, speeding, using mobiles while driving etc, etc, has it stopped it

I for one value my rights and giving them away so the Government can make money out of something that will not work I am staunchly against.

Accidents do and always will happen even to the best of us, mindless morons will always be amongst us whether it be in boats or cars and implementing fines is not the cure but just make the cost of boating get higher and higher. The British coast is free to roam and I for one would like to keep it that way.

Well ced Looeythings only go as fast as the peps want them to,even pro's av accidents.prevention is beta than cure looey, u can tek the hoss t the water
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I completely agree with NOT legislating for this. The deerstalking world has had to suffer the knee-jerk reaction of with the introduction of a competence certificate that makes a number of individuals rich, courses prohibitively expensive & does absolutely nothing to stop the cowboys. Once they start they'll keep adding more details until you won't be able to launch in the UK without several pieces of paper & enough kit to sink most sibs !!!!
By all means encourage people with stickers and advice but at all costs avoid legislation. Anybody that ever has to deal with any government department knows that it's horrendous !!
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Sorry I don't agree with that statement. We have fines for cars for not wearing seat belts, speeding, using mobiles while driving etc, etc, has it stopped it

I for one value my rights and giving them away so the Government can make money out of something that will not work I am staunchly against.

Accidents do and always will happen even to the best of us, mindless morons will always be amongst us whether it be in boats or cars and implementing fines is not the cure but just make the cost of boating get higher and higher. The British coast is free to roam and I for one would like to keep it that way.

Like it has been mentioned in previous posts ... education, education, education, all the time for me
+1 Kerny well said, lets just keep it simple and use the bloody things
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I will go as far as to say that if HMS goes ahead with a campaign to put legislation in place, I will not renew my subscription to Powerboat and Rib.
Campaigning for legislation is tantamount to going into a dockers pub wearing a dress and lipstick.

You're either going to get beaten up or raped and you'll have your wallet stolen.
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