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Re: Trolling with new kill switch law [Re: enjoying retirement] #13271988 09/06/19 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by enjoying retirement
I went into the GW office yesterday and asked about this new law I speciffically asked about trolling at the speed of 2 miles or less. I was told that if I use my trolling motor then I do not need to have the kill switch connected to my body BUT if I use my gas motor then I MUST have it hooked to me! He told me that if the gas engine is on then I have to have the kill switch hooked to me this also means that when I launch or load my boat on to my trailer I have to have the kill switch attached.


What office was this? Name of the city or location?

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Re: Trolling with new kill switch law [Re: me and the boys] #13272256 09/06/19 03:52 PM
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Tyler, I do need to clairfy somethimng the game warden did state that I needed to have the landyard attached when I was engaged the engine. It will just be easier to have it hooked up every time I turn the engine on just to easy to forget.

Re: Trolling with new kill switch law [Re: me and the boys] #13273303 09/07/19 06:02 PM
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I found my jet ski kill switch worked fine on my pontoon boat. Both Yamaha motors. The neoprene wrist strap is good option


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Re: Trolling with new kill switch law [Re: me and the boys] #13273469 09/07/19 08:36 PM
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Every single time I have attempted to wear the lanyard I have turned my body and killed the engine at full throttle. A couple of times it darn near threw me out of the boat. The last time it happened I had a friend on board who was 70 years old. When I turned and killed the engine he lost his balance and hit his head on my t-top bar. If I had not reached out and grabbed him he would have gone overboard. I stopped wearing my lanyard after that. Lanyards are very dangerous if you have a center console boat and drive standing up. If safety is their concern, and not just a new revenue vehicle, then they would pass a law that required wireless proximity switches instead of lanyards. This new law is going to cause a lot of unnecessary accidents and loss of life, but the state will earn a hefty profit from tickets; so it is justified.

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Re: Trolling with new kill switch law [Re: me and the boys] #13288579 09/21/19 04:57 PM
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I agree that they can be dangerous in certain types of boats, and it is a new revenue generator for sure.

Re: Trolling with new kill switch law [Re: bluesea112] #13288704 09/21/19 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by bluesea112
Every single time I have attempted to wear the lanyard I have turned my body and killed the engine at full throttle. A couple of times it darn near threw me out of the boat. The last time it happened I had a friend on board who was 70 years old. When I turned and killed the engine he lost his balance and hit his head on my t-top bar. If I had not reached out and grabbed him he would have gone overboard. I stopped wearing my lanyard after that. Lanyards are very dangerous if you have a center console boat and drive standing up. If safety is their concern, and not just a new revenue vehicle, then they would pass a law that required wireless proximity switches instead of lanyards. This new law is going to cause a lot of unnecessary accidents and loss of life, but the state will earn a hefty profit from tickets; so it is justified.

Not saying this didn't happen, but you must have the shortest lanyard that has ever been made. Most I have ever seen allowed for quite a bit of movement. I have to stand up to make mine disconnect.

Re: Trolling with new kill switch law [Re: enjoying retirement] #13290169 09/23/19 01:07 AM
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Well than can be beat in court. I believe headway is 6 knots or less


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Re: Trolling with new kill switch law [Re: fergy1] #13290189 09/23/19 01:23 AM
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I think not wearing your kill switch lanyard is about as dumb as texting and driving. If it's not long enough get one that is. I have a friend that was thrown out of hit boat and did not have it hooked up. I promise you him and his fishing buddy both wished he had hooked it up. It didn't kill him but it was terrible. My old bass boat didn't have one. I took it to a shop and had one installed. That was 25 years ago. I Will not plane off without it. Didn't want to kill me,my kids or someone else. Just use common sense. I know the law will be abused by some gamewarde but it is enforced because of the idiots, just like texting and driving.

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