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Old 22 May 2015, 03:01   #11
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I maybe wrong but I smell a survey for market research for selling something that isn't needed, like a 100 quid kill cord made of moon dust or something equally as daft.

TBH waste of time filling it in unless someone has had a failure.

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I agree. The first question kills it stone dead !!


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Old 22 May 2015, 04:36   #12
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It could end up being used to support some expensive / complicated type of kill switch, or perhaps it will show that a simple one just works if almost no one gets past the first question.
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Old 22 May 2015, 06:42   #13
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It could end up being used to support some expensive / complicated type of kill switch, or perhaps it will show that a simple one just works if almost no one gets past the first question.
It could be used for anything. It's a valid method of data collection if used correctly.



The survey does really need a 'home maintained' option though. An awful lot of people do their own work on their boats.
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RYA Kill cord survey

If you have never had a failure (as I haven't) just complete first question then scroll down to the done button

If only failures get reported then a false negative will be reported.
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Old 22 May 2015, 08:00   #15
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If you have never had a failure (as I haven't) just complete first question then scroll down to the done button

If only failures get reported then a false negative will be reported.

👍just what I did


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And me. I agree it will show an imbalanced result


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Old 22 May 2015, 09:14   #17
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If you have never had a failure (as I haven't) just complete first question then scroll down to the done button

If only failures get reported then a false negative will be reported.
I think there a number of flaws in the whole "survey design". Not least that it doesn't ask if the kill cord is (a) routinely used (b) routinely tested - so the total number of failures is abstract. Even more significantly it also seems to make no understanding of the consequences of a failure. It is a very different problem having a fail to start on the pontoon than adrift at sea, or not killing the engine in a MOB etc.

Its odd because Survey Monkey is much more powerful than it is being used for here.
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Does anyone know the originator or the purpose of the survey? All seems a little amateur for an established company / organisation.
Reminds me of school / early Uni surveys...
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I'm surprised that some of you guys have never had one fail. I've had a couple of them die ......they're cheep cr*p. Maybe it's just because my budget doesn't run to shiny new boats out of the showrooms but I've just replaced another one last week (fitted a bypass switch rather than carry a spare cord). Regardless of their agenda I think there's scope for someone to come up with a better, more reliable solution.
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I'm surprised that some of you guys have never had one fail. I've had a couple of them die ......they're cheep cr*p. Maybe it's just because my budget doesn't run to shiny new boats out of the showrooms but I've just replaced another one last week (fitted a bypass switch rather than carry a spare cord). Regardless of their agenda I think there's scope for someone to come up with a better, more reliable solution.
You dont have to buy a new boat to get a new kill cord, and if you buy cheap crap what do you expect?

Have a search on here there are many threads with discussions on a "better" solution

within first 40 seconds its described
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