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Old 10 October 2005, 16:35   #11
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To be honest it's PWC's that are the main problem vis a vis killchords.
All PWC's ive ever been on have spring loaded throttles (ie twist grip or thumb) and therefore if you fall off the thing the engine goes back to tick over and it just sits there going round in circles waitng for you to grab it and get back on... They dont really need kill cords if the throttle behaves like that. Do they ???
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Old 10 October 2005, 16:43   #12
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They dont really need kill cords if the throttle behaves like that. Do they ???
Until the wind blows them away...
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Old 10 October 2005, 16:44   #13
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I think that it's becoming compulsory in Cornwall that all PWC users have to have a length of baler twine wrapped around their necks and the other end tied to the impellor. When they give it a thumb full they throttle themselves!
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I think that it's becoming compulsory in Cornwall that all PWC users have to have a length of baler twine wrapped around their necks and the other end tied to the impellor. When they give it a thumb full they throttle themselves!
Now thats what you call a KILL cord
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All PWC's ive ever been on have spring loaded throttles (ie twist grip or thumb) and therefore if you fall off the thing the engine goes back to tick over and it just sits there going round in circles waitng for you to grab it and get back on... They dont really need kill cords if the throttle behaves like that. Do they ???
Very true, but they're not infallible. I used to drive a sit on version and whilst it had a spring throttle, it also had a kill chord, a kind of "overkill"?

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Old 10 October 2005, 18:39   #16
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One other thing on the quicksilver ones, should the helm fall over and you cant find the spare(yes,should be avail and on show) at least the engine can be restarted to carry out a MOB recovery.
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Thats exactly my point! You don't want to do that and then forget about it which can easily happen. With the plunger type if you really are in trouble then instruct your crew to tie a tie wrap around the plunger. Better still point to em where your spare kill chord is.......better still Don't throw yourself out of the boat when you have passengers aboard.
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Obviously in the school we always wera Kill cords and each instructor carries a spare and there is a spare in each boats emergency box.

Also Hondas have a nice feature, the plug end of a kill cord mounted in an insert on the throttle box as a get you home feature.

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allways wear mine round me leg now thanks to the good advice on here


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kill cords should be compulsary , theres no disadvantage in that , is there?
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Old 12 October 2005, 13:33   #20
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kill cords should be compulsary , theres no disadvantage in that , is there?
If you knew what Chris Hartley gets up to chugging up the river at 8knts in the Shiteland. Having a wriggly red thing tied around his leg aswell is a definite disadvantage!
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