Originally Posted by BogMonster
Doesn't look like any of those. It is dark at the moment but I'll take a pic or two when it isn't.
Basically the "bit in the middle of the ignition switch that turns when you turn the key" moves in and out and is held pressed in by the kill cord thing, when you rip the kill cord out the middle bit with the key in pops out and the engine stops. Turn the key to start again and you can re-start it without the cord connected, or refit the cord and it resets.
I think I know what you mean Stephen, the end of the killcord that attatches to your leg/arm/life jacket etc is like a bottle cap and has a little stud in the middle that pushes in the circular 'pin' in the middle of the kill switch itself. When the cord is removed the pin pops out the engine cuts, (or doesn't in which case your f*****!!)
Closest match on the net i could find was this:
Anyway, I had the same thing as you (if im correct) on my old Suzuki, and couldn't find an additional lanyard and shortly after it packed up. I also thought that if i was on my own and fell out the boat and someone else picked up my boat they're kill cord or spare wouldn't fit mine due to its uncommon design. To cut a long story short I replaced my switch with a more conventional model, the type that you pull the switch out and the fork bit attatches behind it. Cost me about £7 from the boatshop and never had a problem after that.