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Old 10 August 2014, 07:34   #11
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You can get Velcro straps for a couple of quid at wilko's just attach to standard kill cord but give it test! Before you need it!
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Or attach to your PFD...
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Old 10 August 2014, 08:34   #13
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I put mine on my wrist & put it through my watch strap. It's then tied to my wrist so won't slip off & I can pull the cord out faster if someone goes overboard rather than thumbling for it if it's attached to my BA or leg
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Pulling the kill cord is not part of standard MOB procedure.

It leaves you several yards from victim. Needing to restart engine. As you two man and manual start can you reconnect KC and start engine while keeping ur eyes on victim. Try it with buoy in waves with crew with stop watch.. Bet u can be back quicker and safer without killing...
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I wonder what caused him to fall out?
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Pulling the kill cord is not part of standard MOB procedure.

It leaves you several yards from victim. Needing to restart engine. As you two man and manual start can you reconnect KC and start engine while keeping ur eyes on victim. Try it with buoy in waves with crew with stop watch.. Bet u can be back quicker and safer without killing...
Indeed and leaves the boat out of control drifting!!! Normally if a man/women/child/dog goes over board happens when it isn't flat calm! You need the engine to maneuver! PLease don't pull the kill cord unless the helmsman is "no longer at the controls"!
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Fit a carabiner to the kill cord and clip it to your life jacket. Each person has their own kill cord which ensures that it is used
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Fit a carabiner to the kill cord and clip it to your life jacket. Each person has their own kill cord which ensures that it is used
How does that ensure it is used? or are yours the PWC cap style?
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It's not foolproof but In our case there are 3 family members who are allowed to drive and we all use our own kill cord rather than a boat cord that is left dangling in the wind. It also means that if you go overboard they have a kill cord ready to use. You still have to make sure we all conform to the keep it clipped rule.
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A decent kill switch can't accidentally be started without engaging the KC. Of everyone had there own then changing crew means unplug and plug in new. Not disconnecting the human.
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