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Old 12 March 2009, 12:16   #91
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my opti will run even if I switch the batteries off so thats reassuring !
verry reashewering.

wonna bi a spair altirnaytor
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Old 12 March 2009, 12:20   #92
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mean while back at the round house, how many of you when solo have the engine running in neutral without the kill cord on, when you are undoing mooring lines etc. I know I do.

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But that's why you have an interlock isn't it?
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Old 13 March 2009, 05:39   #93
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By interlock, do you mean the grip lock on neutral so you can't knock it into gear?
If so, nope I have central gear shift in the middle of the console,so being careful is the order of the day.
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Old 13 March 2009, 05:42   #94
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Just noticed in the picture of the new Scorpion Sting in RIB mag that the driver seems to have no hands on the wheel & not wearing a lifejacket ! hahahahahahahahaha - that cant be RYA approved can it ?
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Old 13 March 2009, 09:19   #95
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Just noticed in the picture of the new Scorpion Sting in RIB mag that the driver seems to have no hands on the wheel
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Old 13 March 2009, 13:41   #96
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Careful BR.....you will have some of the free thinking Jocs down on you like a tonne of bricks!!!!!!!!!
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Old 13 March 2009, 19:28   #97
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mean while back at the round house, how many of you when solo have the engine running in neutral without the kill cord on, when you are undoing mooring lines etc. I know I do.
I do but mine has an interlock on the throttle so it is relatively safe. Not sure if I would if it didn't have that. As it is I ALWAYS have the engine running when undoing mooring lines having once made the mistake of casting off and then finding the 'kin engine wouldn't start which nearly landed me on a very rocky nearby beach in a strong onshore wind!
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Old 13 March 2009, 20:40   #98
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The second 'kill'cord is always vital on my boats - the opti has a system where the cord will stop the engine , but you can switch it back on without a cord. My yam turns of , but has somehting I have never understood in that you can re-start it in a certain amount of time without the cord. I guess its to be sure that if you need to get going again in bad weather you dont need to get the helm back in the boat first - you can actually go & get them.

I have a second on both in an easily accesible place , but really only to be used by someone who can actually drive the boat safely- I dont want someone trying to help who runs me over by accident !


Just putting in my tuppence worth on this very informative and important topic - even so it is wildly humorous reading it all!

I fully agree that a killcord is essential on a rib. Just as a lifejacket is. I agree with Blackroady also - how many of us have a spare so WE can be rescued? To be honest here I do not! Even though my Opti can be fired up again without one and I do tell crew about it everytime we go out. However I agree I do need a spare (Do you have any in stock for the Humber Jono?)
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I have a spare one in the console but as I am often the only one in the boat it frequently won't assist in me being picked up
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