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JustBS
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Kill Cords
      #1724458 - 02/27/17 12:44 PM (72.168.145.28)

Just got home after a two week charter (three weeks total) and was amazed at the lack of use of kill cords worn by the dingy captains. I'm no curmudgeon, but that is a hard and fast rule on my boat. What's everyone else's thoughts?

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sail2wind
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Re: Kill Cords [Re: JustBS]
      #1724460 - 02/27/17 01:06 PM (184.166.21.62)

never used one, had one stolen once

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Christo
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Re: Kill Cords [Re: sail2wind]
      #1724462 - 02/27/17 01:15 PM (86.157.36.208)

I'm with you JustBS, I am astounded at how many people don't use them.

After seeing someone killed in a pretty horrific way at the Southampton Boat Show many years ago. Prop through the head is not a good way to go.

So easy to just wear the damn thing.

By not, you are not just putting your own life in danger, also anyone else on the boat and potentially anyone else swimming in the vicinity. Which is f-ing irresponsible.

..in my humble opinion!


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snowdog
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Re: Kill Cords [Re: Christo]
      #1724473 - 02/27/17 02:25 PM (24.131.138.97)

I only use it if I am the only person in the dinghy.

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turning54final
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Re: Kill Cords [Re: snowdog]
      #1724504 - 02/27/17 04:59 PM (38.98.176.130)

I am guilty of this, however I'm not a speed demon driving the dinghy either. At night, we're nearly idling through the mooring field.

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scott1269
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Re: Kill Cords [Re: turning54final]
      #1724523 - 02/27/17 08:13 PM (50.136.49.57)

25 years of boating I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone use one. That includes extended cruising the east coast of the US, the Bahamas and Caribbean... Not against it just reporting what I have seen or rather not seen.

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LocalSailor
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Re: Kill Cords [Re: scott1269]
      #1724534 - 02/27/17 10:14 PM (65.113.105.215)

It is a hard and fast rule on any vessel I am on.

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mattt
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Re: Kill Cords [Re: LocalSailor]
      #1724538 - 02/27/17 11:17 PM (24.17.20.65)

I use mine

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Pvgreg
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Re: Kill Cords [Re: JustBS]
      #1724539 - 02/27/17 11:42 PM (98.184.197.249)

I use one whenever I am in a dinghy or on a PWC. The one time you wish you had used it maybe be the last time you will ever need it.

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Jeannius
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Re: Kill Cords [Re: Pvgreg]
      #1724541 - 02/28/17 02:45 AM (81.141.86.159)

Use one, every time, no exception. Just irresponsible not to.

It's not just your own life you are putting at risk it is all the people nearby some of whom might have to try to catch your unattended dinghy. This is one example of how an unattended dinghy can behave... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mogrUQ9QIk

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