Originally Posted by tr6coug
Mainly the concern that anyone with a finger (e.g. little kids) could start the boat. A car is different, you need more conditions to start, like have the key on you then press the brake AND push the button. Having a deliberate sequence like 1 or 2 quick pushes, then one long push is safer than just a push and hold.
Is a kid (or anyone else with fingers) accidentally starting the boat by depressing a button for at least 1.2 seconds any more likely than that same kid turning a key clock-wise? I'd really prefer to be able to start from any mode with a long push. Wouldn't lengthening the required push time a bit, maybe to 2 seconds, add enough of a safety measure? To me, a long hold seems safer than a key.