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Old 30 August 2009, 16:15   #1
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spare kill cords

i expect everyone will carry one but my question is
1 where do you keep yours.
2 is it in full view for anyone to get at quickly in a emergency
3 do you instruct [as best possible] how important it is to all aboard

i only ask because after giving a ride to a fellow ribster i was shocked when he asked why i hung a spare on my console.Even tho he was new to boating i would have thought this to be one of the most important safety factors after the wearing of life jackets.
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Old 30 August 2009, 16:23   #2
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Old 30 August 2009, 16:29   #3
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i expect everyone will carry one but my question is
1 where do you keep yours.
2 is it in full view for anyone to get at quickly in a emergency
3 do you instruct [as best possible] how important it is to all aboard

i only ask because after giving a ride to a fellow ribster i was shocked when he asked why i hung a spare on my console.Even tho he was new to boating i would have thought this to be one of the most important safety factors after the wearing of life jackets.
I attach them to life jackets so who ever is with me has one already attached and they will have already been told and had a go off how to restart the motor.
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Old 30 August 2009, 16:37   #4
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I only tell people who I trust will not kill me trying to recover me to re-start the engine. On the opti a cord is not needed , on the Yam its round the helm.

1st thing I tell anyone new is to just get on ch16 with a Mayday if I go over the side.

I dont want to fall in, survive, & then get hurt by a ton & half of boat hitting me at even slow speed - let alone the prop !

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Old 30 August 2009, 16:54   #5
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taped inside the top cover of my outboard...
damn ....I just told everyone
now I will have to find another place for it
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I had my killcord nicked last month, from the slip car park (50m away), while I was recovering the next boat in the fleet. So I'll not be keeping the spare anywhere too obvious. In fact, I keep a spare set of keys (2 x ignition and 2 x Isolator) and a spare killcord at the top of the flare box, this also contains the First Aid kit. All newbies get the talk, but the killswitch is a "push-in" type which can be operated manually too. At a pinch.
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Old 31 August 2009, 04:51   #7
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I keep a spare kill cord around the compass on the console (it doesn't cause deviation before anyone asks). Everyone who comes aboard is shown how to use it, how to make a radio call and how to use the flares. They're also shown how to use their lifejackets properly unlike this poor chap:
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Old 31 August 2009, 05:14   #8
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Mine is not on display. People do get told where it is though. I see keeping it out of sight as a security precaution (l like to keep it on board so it is never forgotten) and its one more thing that a joyrider will have to overcome.

Having now switched over to attaching to L/J rather than leg I may follow JSP's example.
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Don't have a spare as its only usually me onboard. Mines left clipped to my lifejacket all the time.
If I did have passengers I'd have one clipped on their jacket too.
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Keep a spare one in with the small tool kit in the console.
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