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Old 04-29-2013, 09:29 AM
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Red-neck kill switch lanyard

Saturday my boys and two of their friends convinced me to get the boat out between the rain showers. Much to my dislike, I discovered the the kill switch lanyard was somehow misplaced over the winter. I took a piece of metal banding (roughly 1 x 3 inches), grabbed my tin snips and cut a 1/4 inch slot about an inch long, folded the whole piece in half and slid it onto the switch. It functioned perfectly and we made it through the afternoon.

Now to call the dealer and order a new one...
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:38 AM
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If you lose the tether on your boat, and you MacGyver a new one out of metal banding strap .... you might be a redneck
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:49 AM
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You should have just deligated your offspring to hold the pin out the entire day. That'll teach him!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:00 AM
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If you lose the tether on your boat, and you MacGyver a new one out of metal banding strap .... you might be a redneck
The best mark of a redneck is that we find a way to get on the water. We may do it a little differently on occasion but mostly we survive the experience! Remember the redneck war cry- "hey y'all watch this!"
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:29 AM
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Saturday my boys and two of their friends convinced me to get the boat out between the rain showers. Much to my dislike, I discovered the the kill switch lanyard was somehow misplaced over the winter. I took a piece of metal banding (roughly 1 x 3 inches), grabbed my tin snips and cut a 1/4 inch slot about an inch long, folded the whole piece in half and slid it onto the switch. It functioned perfectly and we made it through the afternoon.

Now to call the dealer and order a new one...
no picture of solution... didn't happen - those are the rules...
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:36 AM
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:01 PM
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no picture of solution... didn't happen - those are the rules...
I somehow figured that I would be called out on that one. Would you believe that I didn't pick up my phone all weekend...........nah probably not.

I'll try to remember to snap a pic before replacing it with the real thing once I get it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:20 PM
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My question would be, why did you take it off in the first place. Don't think I've ever removed mine. Anything I do take off when winterizing (drain plugs, impeller, etc), I place in a ziplock bag and zip tie it to the steering wheel.
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My son dropped a board on ours and broke it once. A few minutes swapping the wires on the back of the switch and we were good to go. Worked so well I almost didn't fix it the right way.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:58 AM
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My question would be, why did you take it off in the first place. Don't think I've ever removed mine. Anything I do take off when winterizing (drain plugs, impeller, etc), I place in a ziplock bag and zip tie it to the steering wheel.
Stored away from home for a couple of months and just couldn't bare to leave it in the boat. I guess I will from now on though.
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