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Old 11 September 2005, 15:23   #1
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Killcord Postioning?

Just wondering if there is a postion or placement of the killcord that the RYA recommends?
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Hi Michae1,

Just wondering, are you looking for an "RYA official" opinion, or the opinions of members of RIB.net?
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I am presuming you mean where do you install it on your person in which case the answer is around yuor leg , I find anywhere else can get wrapped
around th steereing wheel.
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or tightly round the neck of scorpion thieves
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killcords again

Was looking for the RYA stance and the reasoning behind it. Lets presume the killcord is around your leg, its surely possible to fall out of the Rib and get your foot stuck leaving you hanging out of the edge of the boat with it still driving forwards, where as if it was on your chest the engine would have cut out allowing you time to get back into the boat. Have done a reasonable amount of coaching and never had a problem with the kill cord getting in the way?
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Old 11 September 2005, 16:02   #6
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Originally Posted by michae1_casey
possible to fall out of the Rib and get your foot stuck leaving you hanging out of the edge of the boat...
Not sure what your foot's going to get stuck on (except for a footstrap) and you should be able to manually pull the cord in the scenario you've described. HTH!
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I'm with Rogue Wave on this one. On my Vipermax there is an underside to the consol. The killcord is under there, it fits around the leg perfectly or clips to the shorts. A heap turns on the steering wheel with it around the wrist results in a wound-up mess.
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I'm with rogue wave too.

Ive had the cord wrap around the wheel and now use the round the leg method.
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Kill cords

Yep, round the foot is the best place.
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we always put em round the leg but years ago I was in a boat belonging to a certain search and rescue facility, who had better remain nameless to save the embarresment, when the helmsman left the seat (and flung a crewman into the water) on a tight turn which was probably meant to impress! I was on the back pod of the rib and suddenly found I was looking at the horizon instead of the helms back! The engine was still churning away as he had fallen to port with the kill switch on the stbd but he was still straddling the seat, albeit with his head on the port tube. I reached forward and pulled the chord to stop the thing. But around the wrist is a pain as you end up tied to the wheel. I like to have a good strong split ring on the buoyancy aid and clip into that but I dont think the RYA like that as one boat went away on its own somewhere a couple of years back when the cord was allegedly clipped to a l/jkt but came off
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