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Old 09 August 2014, 14:58   #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, 15:14   #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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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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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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