Originally Posted by ben tye
this autotether seems like an expensive solution to a problem that does not exist. I know my killcord works, it's a simple switch that cannot fail that I check regularly. Yet this relies on electronics and batteries in a marine environment.
It doesnt necessarily rely on batteries... my car has some form of radio/electronic tag... I put it in a slot and the car will start.. doesnt need the battery in the card to work though.
However... imagine being out alone.. weather gets rough, you fall of seat, and the force of the boat pulls you down the back... now in rough weather it could be a real struggle to get back to the helm to regain control... especially if you've been hurt.
I'm afraid I agree with the others, a simple corded kill cord is definately the way to go.