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Old 15 November 2007, 14:35   #41
Country: UK - Scotland
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Boat name: Riberty
Make: xs 650
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ashbypower, many thanks they look like just the job

Originally Posted by floater View Post
I suppose a Mirror on the consoul would just be tooooo simple
far to simple .... however depending on how many times i get shocked while rigging this it might be a better method

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Old 16 November 2007, 03:45   #42
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Originally Posted by jwalker View Post
Wot a worrier. I bet you have difficulty crossing the road.
not quite, it;s just this engine spends most of it's time on an 11' Orkney dory with the planks - sorry, I mean seats about 3" below the top of the gunwhale. It's one small step above a Topper dinghy with a 25 on the back. Then add the fact that the engine is so old the phrase "kill cord" was still a future concept when it was built, so I've already had to "break in" to the ignition system to even just get a working kill switch.

Hence being slightly more interested in a working deaman on said craft than my usual steed!

Oh, and with ai ignition related signal I also toyed with using it to feed a tacho of some description, so why not use the deadman cable and you have a "free" safety system check.

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Old 16 November 2007, 07:05   #43
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Originally Posted by 9D280 View Post
...Hence being slightly more interested in a working deaman on said craft than my usual steed!
Actually, I thought your neon idea was worth a try but I'm not sure it'll be visible in day/sunlight. I've no idea how much current they pass but they fire up at about 80volts. The ones you buy in a holder ready for use have a series resistor inside so they can be used on 220v. The primary ignition current, before the ignition coils, it often at 250-350volts. It can give you a belt.

Give it a go and let is know what your result is.

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