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Old 08-07-2003, 09:44 AM
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A good thing to remember about kill switches - keep an extra tether or two somewhere on the boat. If you get tossed, and the tether comes with you, an extra will let the copilot start the boat and pick you up (assuming you have your life jacket on - you do wear your jacket, right?) Otherwise, you might be looking at a bit of a swim...
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Old 08-07-2003, 09:59 AM
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Rocker: Better yet, use a kill switch which is based on a toggle switch, tether tripps toggle. When tripped, you simply flip the toggle and you are back up & running.
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Old 08-07-2003, 10:02 AM
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Very sorry to hear of the tragedy, i think from now on I my start to do more with my kill switch than just tie the lanyard in a ball to keep it out of the way. Maybe several of us can learn from another's misfortune.
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Old 08-07-2003, 10:25 AM
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topgunnercf, i too am from hewlett macy channel orig.
are you around there?
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Old 08-07-2003, 10:57 AM
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my condolences on the loss.
I wear my lanyard but not often enough.
Thats gonna change.
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Old 08-07-2003, 01:40 PM
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I wear mine now. As I'm sure many of you have read, I was a passenger that got thrown out of a Cig at full throttle and the wheel cranked all the way. The six of us in the water(with no life jackets) saw the boat turning and coming right back at us at high speed. It was a very scary experience to say the least. It circled just short of us, and kept circling for 45 minutes before they got it shut down. All six of us and the boat were fine, I think the man above was watching us that day. I used to think being in an Apache or a Cigarette on a lake you don't have to worry, but there is no telling what or when things can go bad.

Sorry to hear about your neighbor.
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Old 08-07-2003, 01:53 PM
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Another needless tragedy. never think it can't happen to you
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A sad reminder indeed....
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Old 08-07-2003, 03:09 PM
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its funny isn't it? the manufacturers install kill switches and most people just look at them instaed of using them. I wonder why that is? Is it like the seat belt thing? Do people see it as a restriction on their freedoms? Makes you wonder why it takes a serious accident to get people thinking about mortality and a simple little safety device.

Very sorry to hear about your neighbour. My condolences to his family.
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Old 08-07-2003, 06:13 PM
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I wear mine now. As I'm sure many of you have read, I was a passenger that got thrown out of a Cig at full throttle and the wheel cranked all the way. The six of us in the water(with no life jackets) saw the boat turning and coming right back at us at high speed. It was a very scary experience to say the least. It circled just short of us, and kept circling for 45 minutes before they got it shut down. All six of us and the boat were fine, I think the man above was watching us that day. I used to think being in an Apache or a Cigarette on a lake you don't have to worry, but there is no telling what or when things can go bad.

Sorry to hear about your neighbor.
wow , that had to be scarey
what caused the mishap in the first place?
how did the boat get shut down?
 
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