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Old 07 May 2014, 13:57   #1
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Again. A show build a frozen hulled boat with news paper


Test it. With kill cord swaying in the wind. , makes sense

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I have to disagree Ed. Your wrong. That's not the kill cord, its a cord from his flotation suit. Its on the starboard side, whereas the kill cord is under the ignition on the 703 box, port side mounted on this boat.

You may have a point by default, as its not clear that its being used when under power. Later in the video it looks like its connected to the key (in other words useless) but the boats at rest whilst they are near the stern. Its not conclusive that they do not use it under power so maybe they do ?

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I have to disagree Ed. Your wrong. That's not the kill cord, its a cord from his flotation suit. Its on the starboard side, whereas the kill cord is under the ignition on the 703 box, port side mounted on this boat.

You may have a point by default, as its not clear that its being used when under power. Later in the video it looks like its connected to the key (in other words useless) but the boats at rest whilst they are near the stern. Its not conclusive that they do not use it under power so maybe they do ?

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Look port side under his left hand its a dangling also further in on the film

2:10 clear as day
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Screen shot it as I'm missing it.

At 44 secs in as per your first post its not the kill cord


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I saw that episode when it ran (the original "myth" was a WWII proposal to build a pycrete aircraft carrier for the North Sea/No. Atlantic, as I recall); don't remember enough about the operation to say whether they did use the kill cord or not.

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In this special case isn't a kill cord redundant?

1) Lots of staff on hand to pull Adam and Jamie out of the water.

2) A kill cord is to render the motor inoperable. In this case the motor will be inoperable and on the bottom in fairly short order.
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Kill cord is to keep you from running yourself (or others) over after falling in. But yeah, I see your point.

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