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Old 04 June 2010, 11:20   #21
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Has anyone tried starting their engine at a busy pier for half an hour, with a full on crowd gathering offering advice, including all local fishermen - only to remember they forgot to attach the killcord and switch it on????
My dive buddies went out for a day of diving; on reboarding, they couldn't get the motor started. After quite a while of trying, they called the Coast Guard, who sent a 25' SAFE boat out (a run of about oh, 8 or 10 miles around a point.) CG set up a tow and were pulling them in when halfway back, my friends realized they had a killcord from their jetski installed on the RIB. After a bit of discussion, it was decided to wait until the CG had completed the tow and left the area before trying the correct killcord. A half hour later, they had the motor fire right up.


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Old 04 June 2010, 12:39   #22
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used 'em, dont like 'em or trust them !! Give me a proper bit of substantial string between me and the switch thank you!
Yip I agree,..there have been posts on here about UV damage making them snap,it led me to look for a good quality one,after a fair while looking found what I think to be the perfect replacement...

It's an american hand gun lanyard with a kevlar core, so it's not going to snap; coiled like a standard lanyard but dark green in colour,there may be downsides but I oculdn't find any.
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Old 04 June 2010, 12:53   #23
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Yip I agree,..there have been posts on here about UV damage making them snap,it led me to look for a good quality one,after a fair while looking found what I think to be the perfect replacement...

It's an american hand gun lanyard with a kevlar core, so it's not going to snap; coiled like a standard lanyard but dark green in colour,there may be downsides but I oculdn't find any.
Did you buy one and where from? I bought one last year and it was way too short to use as a killcord, even though the description implied it was long enough.
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Old 04 June 2010, 18:08   #24
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Did you buy one and where from? I bought one last year and it was way too short to use as a killcord, even though the description implied it was long enough.
I bought it off e bay....about a tenner,sorry didn't keep the link, the other stainless bits and pieces came from this lot;

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wireless killcord

Used it for more than 2000 hrs. I'll never go back to the old system again.

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