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Old 10 May 2006, 17:50   #31
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Mine has a handy function (maybe they all do) that while it will kill the engine, you can restart it without the kill cord plugged in
Sounds like the mercury style switch which is just a loop of cord round a toggle switch?
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I suppose there are a million different types and the chances of finding the right one are bugger all?
Not a million but each manufacturer generally has their own... ...if you're not sure someone here will no doubt be able to identify it from a picture. I think I have seen a kill cord with all the possible combinations on it (so one cord fits "any" boat) somewhere - will try to find a link (no doubt they won't sell to the Falklands though!).
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Old 10 May 2006, 18:21   #32
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I think I have seen a kill cord with all the possible combinations on it (so one cord fits "any" boat) somewhere - will try to find a link (no doubt they won't sell to the Falklands though!).
This is what i was think of - its actually for PWC though - so might not have every possibility:

http://www.towsure.com/product.asp?p=7418
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This is what i was think of - its actually for PWC though - so might not have every possibility:

http://www.towsure.com/product.asp?p=7418
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 guess Oakley or Humber probably fitted it, I see Oakley is based in Brighton so when I am over I shall be going to their shop to see if they have a reasonable answer as to why they don't answer any effn emails since February so I will see if they have one then. The engine has an Oakley sticker on so I guess they ought to be able to supply it (and all the other bits I want), shame their customer service is crap!!!
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Old 11 May 2006, 15:28   #34
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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 guess Oakley or Humber probably fitted it, I see Oakley is based in Brighton so when I am over I shall be going to their shop to see if they have a reasonable answer as to why they don't answer any effn emails since February so I will see if they have one then. The engine has an Oakley sticker on so I guess they ought to be able to supply it (and all the other bits I want), shame their customer service is crap!!!
My engine came from Oakley - and I also found that they weren't responsive to emails but did provide good phone support. I now it costs you a fortune though... does skype work over dial up? you could use that and "skype out".
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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:
http://www.mfgsupply.com/img/snowmob...t/01-147-1.jpg

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.
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Here is the kill cord arrangement on mine

ignition key goes in to the middle, when the clip attached to the killcord is pulled off the middle (and the key) pops out about 1/4" and the engine stops, but can be restarted without fitting the clip back on
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I think its a fairly standard Johnson kill cord?

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...ductId=1026753
http://www.marinemegastore.com/jump/...-PLA_31328.htm
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