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PSA... Kill switches #14599273 01/17/23 01:25 AM
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From an article I just read...

"Two college anglers are counting their blessings this evening after a mishap on the water today sent them both into the lake. Matthew Meegan and John Nash were out for a day of fishing on Lake Cumberland Jan. 2, 2023, way up the Fishing Creek arm, when a mechanical failure, likely the steering cable breaking, caused the boat to hook and sent both anglers into the icy waters. Unfortunately, they did not have the kill switch hooked up, so the boat continued to circle with steering wheel spinning.

Do you run without attaching your kill switch, ever? Not me. No, I've never been run over by my own boat, but I don't think I want to take that chance. I don't run, nor fish if solo, without my life vest on either.

What say you? Will you attach it from now on? Many of you would leave a lot of folks very sad. angel

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Re: PSA... Kill switches [Re: otay michael] #14599279 01/17/23 01:27 AM
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Mine is always attached!!!


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Re: PSA... Kill switches [Re: otay michael] #14599292 01/17/23 01:32 AM
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If I recall, Gary Dobbyn's almost got killed, running solo and getting thrown from his boat w/o his vest on.
With broken bones he had a hard time flagging folks running by in their boats, they didn't notice him, scary.


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Re: PSA... Kill switches [Re: otay michael] #14599298 01/17/23 01:34 AM
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It’s law now and I always have it attached . If I’m running fast or plan on running fast I wear my life jacket, too. When I’m just putting around I don’t wear my life jacket. Probably should

Re: PSA... Kill switches [Re: otay michael] #14599366 01/17/23 02:06 AM
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Always kill switch and vest when running. I like being alive.

Re: PSA... Kill switches [Re: otay michael] #14599434 01/17/23 02:27 AM
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I have a carabiner on my vest. Makes it easier to clip the kill switch lanyard.

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Re: PSA... Kill switches [Re: otay michael] #14599498 01/17/23 02:45 AM
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Re: PSA... Kill switches [Re: otay michael] #14599617 01/17/23 03:37 AM
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Life jackets and kill switches. Back in ‘70s when they became a rule in tournaments I knew I would forget if I didn’t have a reminder. I made a habit of hoping the switch to life jacket and wearing it while running. When I stopped to fish I would put the jacket in the drivers seat so I had to put it on or sit on it. Worked for tournaments and 22 years guiding.


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Re: PSA... Kill switches [Re: otay michael] #14599622 01/17/23 03:41 AM
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Unless I’m moving like 4-500 yds when big motor goes on vest is on and kill switch is attached. Another reason why I love the hot foot. I leave the boat no gas to the pedal.


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Re: PSA... Kill switches [Re: otay michael] #14599795 01/17/23 11:40 AM
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when I get in the boat my life jacket is on and stays on till I load up to leave, kill switch is attached to the life jacket so it is pulled when I get up and has to be reattached to fire it up.

being dam near 70 means I don't want to swim unless I have to.


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Mines on a wristband. It’s right in the shifter, making it easy to put on while engaging the motor.


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Re: PSA... Kill switches [Re: otay michael] #14599912 01/17/23 02:20 PM
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Life vest and kill switch. No brainer. And the law in Texas. I fish solo a lot and then never take my vest off. Will check out the wristband idea since I sometimes forget to hook or unhook the kill switch.

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If the outboard is running, life jacket is on.


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Re: PSA... Kill switches [Re: otay michael] #14600421 01/17/23 09:35 PM
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Always attached to my life vest and my life vest is always on when under power / running.

Re: PSA... Kill switches [Re: otay michael] #14600588 01/18/23 12:53 AM
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Guess them boys didn't have a hot foot on that boat.

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