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Old 08 July 2009, 06:55   #1
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Kill Cords.....again

The importance of using an engine kill cord was highlighted over this last weekend, with a runaway jet ski of Herne Bay on sunday.
http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/news/Run...l/article.html

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Old 08 July 2009, 07:15   #2
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I'm surprised it didn't throttle right down - all the PWs I've worked with need the throttle to be held open, and if you aren't keeping power on it drops to idle

Sounds like a malfunction. Not an argument against kill-cords, of course everyone should use them, but I think there must have been a fault on this boat anyway
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Old 08 July 2009, 10:18   #3
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Always wear a kill cord!

Ahem.

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just reading the report ,looks like the kill cord slipped off his wrist ,unless he dident have it attached in the first place ,though i have known ham fisted people twist the throttle on an outboard too much and jammed the throttle quadrant or linkage wide open , but an importent message anyhow ,how ever you attach it make sure its secure ,,,,,neilda good to see that you are on the mend you just have to put it down to experience ,when i read your story my arm and shoulder started aching and i went overboard about 21 years ago ,tell you what i bet you dont try going for another swim in a hurry ,,kindest regards mart .
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Most ski's have a thumb operated throttle, sounds like a malfunction to me.
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Most ski's have a thumb operated throttle, sounds like a malfunction to me.
if the kill cord is disconected it should still stop, ,,says in the report that it slipped off his wrist and was still attached to the craft,
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if the kill cord is disconected it should still stop, ,,says in the report that it slipped off his wrist and was still attached to the craft,
Yes agreed, but it says the ski shot off on it's own, so the throttle must have been open, partly or perhaps fully?
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And who told them it "fell off"? The driver would of done to get himself out of the $h!t cos he knew he should be wearing it and wasnt.
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exactly....
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He was having trouble getting it started because unknown to him the throttle had stuck, when it did fire up it shot off into the sea, can't comment on the lanyard as I have no info.
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