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Old 05-05-2011, 05:32 PM
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Autotether wireless i saw it at the boat show as alittle expensive but was pretty cool
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:37 PM
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Great responses! Thank you, I like the one from Brad. I will order one right away. I can't believe the "stock" models are so cheap. I always wear mine and I like it on my wrist. In Havasu usually it is so hot that I only have shorts on. It is good to know that so many of you use a safety lanyard. Many boaters do not. Thank you for all of the great suggestions!
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Same here. Easy to clip on and off a vest or belt loop.
I do the same
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I wrap mine around my thigh, it's low so never gets in the way, but it only took one time forgetting and stepped too far and slamming everyone forward from the kill. I never notice mine is there anymore. I tried the wrist one, but just got hung up all the time, cords, lines, ropes, or any linear flexible object is my enemy, it will wrap around something just on it's own to mess with me!
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:30 AM
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Surprised nobody has mentioned an Autotether?
http://www.autotether.com/at/marine-...reless-lanyard
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:40 AM
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The problem with an auto system is the requirement to verify the remote device is properly attached or worn.

If the key fob or similar is left in a drink holder or attached to another life jacket it will remain on the boat.

While not purely passive the lanyard/wrist/ is vivid and static promoting wear and linking the operator to the actual switch.

True passive systems have been attempted but so far nothing has worked well enough to demonstrate reliability.

Keep it simple is my motto

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Old 05-07-2011, 04:20 PM
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thanks again for the posts and responses. I agree entirely with Brad's logic. I ordered up a blue one to match my boat.
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:46 PM
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The problem with an auto system is the requirement to verify the remote device is properly attached or worn.

If the key fob or similar is left in a drink holder or attached to another life jacket it will remain on the boat.

While not purely passive the lanyard/wrist/ is vivid and static promoting wear and linking the operator to the actual switch.

True passive systems have been attempted but so far nothing has worked well enough to demonstrate reliability.

Keep it simple is my motto
Another possible problem is if the wearer is knocked out and remains in the boat. At least with a lanyard there is the likely chance the wearer will fall away pulling it.


I use a wrist lanyard religiously in all situations.
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Another possible problem is if the wearer is knocked out and remains in the boat. At least with a lanyard there is the likely chance the wearer will fall away pulling it.


I use a wrist lanyard religiously in all situations.

Like everything else with boats, theres always trade off!
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:42 PM
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Yes, you can get knocked out and still stay inside the boat! That is a bad idea for fast power boats! Needs to be an attached type to the operator! Don't ask me how I know this!
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