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Old 10-04-2018, 11:53 AM
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Wireless kill switch

Thought this was interesting. Would you be more likely to use this than the traditional tether?

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I don't know that I would, seems like it'd be too easy to forget the fob in your swim trunks on the way to the lake, or have one go home with a buddy.

If we really worry about it the solution is simple - if the engine is in gear (neutral switch open) then the drivers seat needs a body in it. A simple relay would easily disconnect the same kill switch wire if transmission is in gear when seat is unloaded - use the seat frame so you can sit on the seat back when idling through a river - put a push button on the top of he throttle knob such that you could reach down and "bump" the boat into gear when you're standing maneuvering docklines or the like.

We obviously don't care that much about it.
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:23 PM
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KIll Switch

For the most part, I've only used kill lanyards on Jet skis. But now that we have grandkids and pets on our boats it's got me thinking. The fob reacts to 4" of water. Perhaps a fob on kids life jackets and pet collars. could be valuable in "overboard" situations.
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