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Old 08-06-2003, 09:16 PM
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I am writing this message so that hopefully no one else dies in such a needless way. A next door neighbor of mine was out in his Boston Whaler center console when a large wake hit the boat and thru him over the side. He was fine when he surfaced, until HIS boat which was still running in a circle, hit and killed him. I know that lifejackets are the most discussed when accidents occur on the water and not enough about KILL switches, myself included. This was a wake up a call to me and I hope that I can pass this on to all of you so that his tragic accident doesn't happen again.

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Old 08-06-2003, 09:32 PM
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Sorry to hear about your neighbor.
 
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Old 08-06-2003, 09:35 PM
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topgunrcf,

Good point on the ENGINE KILL SWITCHES! I take them for granted at times. I too am sorry to hear of your neighbor's tragedy.

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Thank you, 57 years old with three kids, one was to be married this fall. A real tragedy
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so sad what a shame sorry to hear
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Old 08-06-2003, 09:46 PM
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Old 08-07-2003, 12:13 AM
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I installed kill switches on two boats I own that didn't have them. If I'm lucky enough to survive the ejection, the last thing I want is the boat coming back at me. Also, with a kill switch, I may be able to swim back to the boat.

Very sorry to hear about your freind, hopefully others will take heed.
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Robbie,
Sorry to hear about your friend. I always wear my kill switch. I believe it's called the "circle of death" when a boat comes back around like that unmanned.
Just a terrible shame for something like this to happen.
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This is a very sad story and to think I explained to my wife last night what that switch was and then clipped it back under the dash. Maybe now I will put the clip where it should go and be smart about it.

Again, very sorry to hear about your friends.
 
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Sorry to hear about your neighbor.
Kill switches. Use them.
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