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#12318584 - 06/30/17 01:43 PM Kill Switch Lanyard
Jiff7210 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 224
Loc: Wichita Falls TX
I hate the way my kill switch attaches to my life jacket. Has anyone found something that is easier to connect/disconnect that won't take away from the safety factor?
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#12318591 - 06/30/17 01:48 PM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: Jiff7210]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1881
Loc: McKinney, TX
I used a tiny carbiner when the plastic clip broke on one of my previous lanyards. Test any connection multiple times/ways. Failure isn't an option!
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#12318607 - 06/30/17 01:57 PM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: Jiff7210]
Jobucko Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 95
I removed the plastic hook from my lanyard and replaced with a small metal carabiner. Much easier and probably just as secure.

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#12318633 - 06/30/17 02:09 PM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: Jiff7210]
crankn101 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 4265
Loc: Longmont co.
I loop mine around my wrist.
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#12318640 - 06/30/17 02:14 PM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: Jiff7210]
Outlaw Outdoors Offline
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Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 135
Loc: East Texas
Easiest and best thing ever.



It's a wristband lanyard used on a jet ski.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-SUPERJET-SJ-WAVERUNNER-GP-XL-VX-VXR-RAIDER-LX-SHO-NEW-WRIST-VEST-LANYARD-/132221532640?epid=1711818173&hash=item1ec90479e0:g:r0UAAOSwsFpWSgQY&vxp=mtr


Edited by Outlaw Outdoors (06/30/17 02:16 PM)
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#12318643 - 06/30/17 02:15 PM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: Jiff7210]
John175 ® Offline
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Registered: 10/21/05
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Loc: Realville
My lifejacket had a D-ring. I attach it to that.
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#12318695 - 06/30/17 03:08 PM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: Jobucko]
Rob W. Offline
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Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 14912
Loc: stephenville
Originally Posted By: Jobucko
I removed the plastic hook from my lanyard and replaced with a small metal carabiner. Much easier and probably just as secure.
Same here.
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#12318775 - 06/30/17 04:02 PM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: Jiff7210]
Trickster Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 34673
Loc: Plano TX
I use 2 snap lock carabiners. One on the D-Ring on my vest and the other on the kill switch cord. Fast and easy.
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#12318800 - 06/30/17 04:17 PM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: Jiff7210]
Drummond1 Offline
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Registered: 09/05/14
Posts: 205
Loc: Irving
I put a hook for a dog collar on mine (the double latch one)
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#12318941 - 06/30/17 06:03 PM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: Jiff7210]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4207
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
My boat dies if I let off the gas....don't need a kill switch to complicate things.
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#12318976 - 06/30/17 06:27 PM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: Jiff7210]
Dean74 Offline
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Registered: 03/14/12
Posts: 155
Loc: Whitney Texas
I loop mine around my wrist as well

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#12319064 - 06/30/17 08:21 PM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: Jiff7210]
hopalong Offline
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Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 78546
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lowes or home depot, take off the plastic thing and put your kill switch thing on.

I put one on my inflatable due to being tired of the lanyard being a pita.

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#12319445 - 07/01/17 07:34 AM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: Jiff7210]
Allison1 Offline
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Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 17800
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Mine stays hooked to the lifejacket all day. I take the jacket off when I stop so its not inconvenient.

Pick up the jacket and put it on. Sit down and start the motor. Go.

Repeat as necessary.

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#12319513 - 07/01/17 08:30 AM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: Allison1]
Tc24 Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/05/16
Posts: 351
Loc: Dallas texas
Originally Posted By: Allison1
Mine stays hooked to the lifejacket all day. I take the jacket off when I stop so its not inconvenient.

Pick up the jacket and put it on. Sit down and start the motor. Go.

Repeat as necessary.



X2, but I do like the wrist strap idea..


Edited by Tc24 (07/01/17 08:31 AM)
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#12319520 - 07/01/17 08:31 AM Re: Kill Switch Lanyard [Re: hopalong]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1881
Loc: McKinney, TX
Hop,

Inspect the cord and reel regularly. It rubs on the housing and frays easily. I snapped two of them just using it as a badge holder reaching to the readers.


Edited by David Burton (07/01/17 09:31 AM)
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