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    Posted: 13 March 2021 at 09:43
Do you use them? Do you HAVE to use them, When do you use them?
My boy and I where just talking about them one drack night running 30 mph down the dark Missouri river.
Should you have the tether hooked to the driver standing driving the boat? 
Let's say there are two persons in the boat on a river, the driver gets knocked out and has the cord attached to them. Now they're in the water and the boat is drifting aimless downstream twice as fast as the driver could ever swim. How can the second person start the motor to go back to help the person in the water or at the very least put the boat onshore and give the swimmer a chance to get back to the boat...

 Do you? would you?
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Only use when alone in my boat (often fishingat night).  and use them on jet skiis.

It is important to check them to be sure they work, often.  the contacts can get stuck if you never use them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Irish Bird Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 March 2021 at 23:45
buy an extra key so you can rescue the guy in the water!LOL
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The "Key" stays in. It's a Deadman Kill switch.
Like a grenade in reverse. Pin stays in, stays on. Pin come out, motor shuts off.
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If like IBD says, you get another kill pin; then you could hang it by the motor.  It boatman fell over, and pulled the pin, and pin on wrist when over also.   The the guy in the boat could insert the replacement pin, but would also need to start the engine. 
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Ok....like bear said...buy spare killswitch pin....
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