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Old 09 August 2014, 15:58   #1
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Looks another kill cord incident

Maritime and Coastguard Agency Press Office: MAN RESCUED FROM SEA OFF SWANAGE FOLLOWING SPEEDBOAT INCIDENT
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Old 09 August 2014, 16:14   #2
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On a powerboat the kill cord should be attached securely around the thigh and on a personal watercraft it should be attached to the buoyancy aid.”
Is this new? Mine goes on the wrist of my throttle hand........ ???
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Numerous discussions on here about KC's and where to put them. Fundamentally its important they are attached securely. There is a school of thought that its too easy to come off your hand as you go over...
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Is this new? Mine goes on the wrist of my throttle hand........ ???
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Numerous discussions on here about KC's and where to put them. Fundamentally its important they are attached securely. There is a school of thought that its too easy to come off your hand as you go over...
Yes it just commonly slips off the wrist .. better attached to a loop on your PFD (or simlar) so the cord gets ripped from the switch to kill the motor
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I have the kill cord on a velcro strap that is as tight as a watch strap as i didnt like the wrap it round and clip it to itself method....


Anyway just came across this sure it must have been posted here before...




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The general opinion seems to be that if you attach it to your wrist then there is a change it could get snagged on the wheel
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TBH attached anywhere is better then nowhere. although the Vid also highlights why your throttle friction should not be too tight on a tiller controlled boat.
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According to the article he was acting as a safety boat for the pedeloes, so im persuming the pedaloes can be hired from swanage and he was employed by council or private. 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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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.
Well if he didnt he should have !!
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Wow, never seen what happens when an unmanned boat let rip, a real eye opener
I am buying one of those Velcro kill cord straps right now
Thxs for sharing this clip
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