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Old 31 August 2009, 08:56   #11
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Although I carry a spare one in my dry bag you can just flick the switch on my throttle boxes to restart the engine without a kill cord attached. The people that come out with me all get shown how to do this so I can be recovered as quickly as possible. Though personally I try to avoid going swimming in the first place!
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Old 31 August 2009, 09:55   #12
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When I've been overboard before I've actually swam away from the boat if I though its all a bit quick, other times I won't go in the water depending on whos on the helm.
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Old 31 August 2009, 11:53   #13
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my boats get used by a lot of instructors and having a fleet of boats means kill cords get borrowed and not returned and they are very expensive. We keep our spares in the top of our plastic yellow flare box, which contains tools, first aid kit etc.. The lid is sealed between two holes with a cable tie. That way I know the box is complete and not been tampered with. A knife is duct taped to the lid and can be used to cut the tie. Boxes are checked once a month to ensure complete and dry. worth remembering that the fittings on the end of killcords are different between manufactures. I carry a spare in my foul weather jacket that contains all the major fittings on one cord. Think it was the last post that mentioned the switch can just be flicked up on some throttle boxes, this does not work for honda's or yams. Although a little rope can temp hold the nipple switch open.
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See Pic below. We keep one looped around the grab handle on the pax side of the consul, so that it iss quickly available if needed and another to replace it, in the boat box on the A frame.
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Old 31 August 2009, 17:00   #15
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Keep a spare under the seat. If I go over then it is likly every one else has to uless engine is off and I would like some to pick me up and they know were it is! It is great to see kill cords attached I see to many not
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I have a spare killcord attached to the flare box in the passenger seat, but our Honda remote also has a spare clip (no cord) attached to the control itself for quick restarts
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our Honda remote also has a spare clip (no cord) attached to the control itself for quick restarts
My tiller steered Honda had a spare clip. Sat in a slot next to the kill switch itself. I've always wondered why other manufacturers don't do this as well.

I think I may try to fabricate a holder for a spare clip that will be situated next to the kill switch.

Also, some labeling describing how to restart, should I go overboard with inexperienced people on-board would probably be a good idea.

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My tiller steered Honda had a spare clip. Sat in a slot next to the kill switch itself. I've always wondered why other manufacturers don't do this as well.

I think I may try to fabricate a holder for a spare clip that will be situated next to the kill switch.

Also, some labeling describing how to restart, should I go overboard with inexperienced people on-board would probably be a good idea.

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Bear in mind that this spare clip and instructions will prove useful to anyone who tries to take your boat for a joy ride.
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Old 01 September 2009, 15:02   #19
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Am I the only person in the world who hangs the spare cord on the ignition key?

It seems so logical to me. It's just where it's needed, certainly a reminder to the remaining crew that they need to use it. It doesn't get buried in a locker and forgotten. You take it with you when you leave the boat, and it's always aboard when you're under way.

Perhaps I'm missing something. Perhaps it's 'bad practice'?
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I keep killcord on one of handles around the console & one in the emegency/flare canisters.

To start my boat you need the a few keys, 4 keys infact.....

They are plenty of ways to by pass a kill cord....not going to list them.

Lifejackets I have 6 inflatable lifejackets that i use so attaching kill cords to each is not practical for me.

I would not attach spare to keys since, in a panic situation, people might mistake that a cord has been already attached.

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