Originally Posted by Bulligmore
I agree, in ruff weather the spar kill cord should be handy and I dont think some one can start my boat with a kill cord, when I leave the boat I take the keys and kill cords. Kill cords because I dont want some one to nick them and spoil my day.
I have no "specialist" knowledge or training. If I can start your boat in less than 5 minutes without the keys, without causing any significant damage and without any sophisticated tools, or lots of noise - can I keep it? I find it surprising just how insecure boats are.
No kill cord won't stop someone who knows what they are doing as SPR says - but it will be one extra thing for someone to overcome; or in the case of a drunken NED (with no knowledge of boats) may be enough to foil them.
Alystra - the reason I don't attach killcord to keys - is I frequently try to start the engine without it connected. If it is dangling from the keys it will look at first glance like it is in place. I also want anyone on board to point out my possible error if I forget to attach it to myself - I think they are less likely to do that if they get used to seeing a killcord just dangling from the key/remotes. But I don't think there is a fundamental problem.