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Old 04 July 2020, 20:06   #1
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Kill Cord Cool Idea

If I do say so myself.
I use a nylon dog collar attached above my knee as it is easier than unhooking the clip.
You can undo it with one hand, even when wet.
It can be around the ankle if you use a tiller extender.
You can loop it around your wrist if the kill cord come off remote stearing, like on a centre console.
When you need to take it off, its easier than to put it over the tiller than dropping into the bilge so it doesn`t get wet.
It looks stupid on the tiller when you get underway gain so it reminds you to put it on.
You never lose the kill cord if you attach it to the engine when stowed.
Its fashionable and looks sharp.
Excuse my knee as it has "Harley Knee".
Head for Pet Shop boys in your short or swimmers for a fitting.
Get a nylon one with quick release and its "sweet as"!
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Old 05 July 2020, 04:47   #2
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I've had a couple like that but made with webbing strap and velcro. If you are wearing wet weather gear there is a tendency for them to slide down your leg when stood up. I added a bit of bungee in the system to try and add tension but with limited success.

I think it would be OK in a SIB but on a RIB I found it less successful.

Good pic's and annotation though.
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Old 05 July 2020, 04:48   #3
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I've had a couple like that but made with webbing strap and velcro. If you are wearing wet weather gear there is a tendency for them to slide down your leg when stood up. I added a bit of bungee in the system to try and add tension but with limited success.

I think it would be OK in a SIB but on a RIB I found it less successful.

Good pic's and annotation though.
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Old 05 July 2020, 14:28   #4
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I love it. Not to mention having two completely free hands to put on.
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I have a neoprene band that I attach above my knee, it lets me move about to grab a pier ladder or throw a rope without killing engine.
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There is a wider neoprene & velcro version sold for the purpose on ebay. But the concept is good.

I'm from the: Attach the cord to your life jacket. Disconnect the business end camp.
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Old 12 July 2020, 06:23   #7
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For my Zodiac SIB with 4HP I use a "Animal" sports watch strap with velcro.
Surprisingly it fits neatly round my wrist

Small dog collar not a bad alternative- same principle
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Old 13 July 2020, 02:00   #8
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For my Zodiac SIB with 4HP I use a "Animal" sports watch strap with velcro.
Surprisingly it fits neatly round my wrist

Small dog collar not a bad alternative- same principle
Thats all good, but others on the boat won't sing"Who lets the dog out" if you don't put it on....
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When my two lads had their Aerotech I did roughly the same thing but used the ankle strap from a surfboard.
It worked well as they could move about in the boat without killing the engine.

And of course had a spare kill cord wrapped around the transom clamps, so that whoever was left in the boat if the helm had gone overboard would be able to restart the engine to go and get them.

I'm amazed at how many people don't have a spare kill cord in the boat to restart the engine after the helm has gone overboard.
Holding that knob out whilst trying to handle a boat well enough to recover somebody is difficult.

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