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Old 10 August 2014, 14:26   #21
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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.
The pwc cap types (keys) are like that but the simple ones like ours (on the throttle) are just a toggle switch under a cover.
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Old 10 August 2014, 14:51   #22
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Toggle ones are evil. AFAIK all can be replaced for Honda style ones.

But even with toggle ones to undo yourself you have to switch it to off. To restart you either toggle or attach string and toggle...

Discipline.

Just harder to forget than someone disconnecting the red dangly from themselves and the other person forgetting..
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Old 10 August 2014, 15:47   #23
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I attach my kill cord to my bouancy aid. Wifey has a another so If I fall out she can come a get me. My Sib would carry on in a straight line rather than circle as I have the outborard steering set tight. All crew are always told how to cut the motor.
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I attach my kill cord to my bouancy aid. Wifey has a another so If I fall out she can come a get me. My Sib would carry on in a straight line rather than circle as I have the outborard steering set tight. All crew are always told how to cut the motor.
Unless as you make an effort to not fall out the boat (natural instinct) - you pull the tiller? Or you were doing a turn at the time of the manouvre..
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Old 10 August 2014, 17:22   #25
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I attach my kill cord to my bouancy aid. Wifey has a another so If I fall out she can come a get me. My Sib would carry on in a straight line rather than circle as I have the outborard steering set tight. All crew are always told how to cut the motor.
Even with steering locked straight it will come round and get you IIRC (big circle) nature of props (unless you have twin engines with opposite props or dual contra props)
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Looking at the latest news report in the rush to go to the aid of the child he forgot to wear it !
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I made a belt for my rib's kill cord. Simple 1" nylon with a quick connect buckle and a grommet on the long tail off the belt. A small stainless carabiner and it's easy to put on over all clothes and wetsuits and the carabiner keeps the cord down low out if the way.
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If you're in the water and the boat gets spinning around, the most sensible thing to do is to swim away from it, while keeping an eye on it. If it gets too close, get good gulp of air and dive.

Dumbest thing to do is to try and "catch it".
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If its going around me I aint swimming anywhere... I certainly aint taking a deep breath... I tend to find diving with a life jacket on rather tricky...
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You would think that someone whose job was to provide safety cover would have a good understanding of safety issues. Perhaps he got his P45 after this.
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