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Old 06 September 2009, 12:29   #1
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More muppets with no kill cord!



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Old 06 September 2009, 15:33   #2
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Yanks are so calm and reserved...............

They must have been mad swimming over to shut the engine down - the amount of smoke coming from it meant imminent meltdown!!!
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Old 06 September 2009, 15:40   #3
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I would have been worried about it freeing itself from the rocks and running them over.

They are not a very clever group of people are they
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Old 20 September 2009, 20:23   #4
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I think I would have tried to jump ship and save it. nice boat, its a shame.
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Old 21 September 2009, 03:43   #5
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Autotether

Seems like the perfect reason to invest in an Autotether.

This is a new electronic kill switch which would have saved this boat immediatley and eliminated all the risk of the boat hitting someone or something once out of control.

The Autotether is a radio linked unit that allows skipper and crew to move freely around the boat without the need to connect using the familiar lanyard.

See www.autotether.com for details. Available in the Uk and Ireland from Mizen Marine. sales@mizenmarine.com

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Old 21 September 2009, 05:01   #6
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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.
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Old 21 September 2009, 05:12   #7
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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.
Sorry Macrib, I couldn't agree more with Ben.
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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.
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Killcord gets my vote.
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Old 21 September 2009, 15:29   #10
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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.
have killcords never failed.............ever ??
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