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    Where is the best place to mount a kill switch in a flatbottom and how long should the lanyard be? Thinking about hitting a race or 2 next year and didnt know if there was a specific location the sanctioning bodies may require it to be. Seems to me like a bracket on the stringer just in front of the seat is about as good as any for staying out of the way and working quickly if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trigger View Post
    Where is the best place to mount a kill switch in a flatbottom and how long should the lanyard be? Thinking about hitting a race or 2 next year and didnt know if there was a specific location the sanctioning bodies may require it to be. Seems to me like a bracket on the stringer just in front of the seat is about as good as any for staying out of the way and working quickly if needed.
    bracket on the stringer in front of the seat is fine. the lanyard length must be sufficient to pull the kill switch if your butt comes out of the seat a maximum of 18". the length will depend on where and how you attach it to yourself. don't put together a lanyard that stretches, that will allow you to be more than 18" out of the seat. won't be allowed.

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    Stinger mount is good, 18" on the leash is maximum allowed per APBA.
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    So would mounting it forward facing under the seat be bad? Could even put a little angle up in it if necessary. Just trying to hide it and keep things clean without compromising function. You guys know the deal!

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    Basically anywhere within reason as long as it works(kills the ign.) when youre ass comes out of the 18".

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    Trigger, did you find that boat on Drag boat city? Im pretty sure I saw it on there and eyeballed it for alittle while. Not sure if that was before I bought mine or after, but I was deff. thinking about buying that 1! Nice boat man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammyc57 View Post
    Trigger, did you find that boat on Drag boat city? Im pretty sure I saw it on there and eyeballed it for alittle while. Not sure if that was before I bought mine or after, but I was deff. thinking about buying that 1! Nice boat man!
    Yes I did. Couple years ago from a guy in Reno. Thanks for the props!

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    Nice ass boat! Now that you mention it, That's the only reason I didn't buy it was the ride to get it. hope to see you around the lake or a race next season!

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    Thanks man, much appreciated! Yeah, it was a bit of a haul. My folks are in Kansas so I drive through all the time. Hit me up if you head for the water.

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    Why don't you mount it in front of the seat along with the starter button
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    My starter button is on the stringer up between the plate pedals and throttle. Just figured with that much extra cord flopping around between my legs that it might get in the way. My mag switch is just below the front of the seat so I can just make another bracket to mount both switches in and hopefully be unseen for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo143 View Post
    Stinger mount is good, 18" on the leash is maximum allowed per APBA.
    Where is this rule at? Mine has been on the engine cylinder head bracket, with the starter button a off switch for over 30 years and I never had anyone say anything about it and it's longer then 18"? When I chance engines everything come out .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimclauss View Post
    Where is this rule at? Mine has been on the engine cylinder head bracket, with the starter button a off switch for over 30 years and I never had anyone say anything about it and it's longer then 18"? When I chance engines everything come out .
    Circle boats generally do it different than drag boats. My circle boat has the start and kill mounted on the passenger side head like most guys.
    Generally the drag boats run a switch panel on the stringer just forward of the seat. Drag boats usually have way more switches than circle boats. Circle boats usually have none besides a start button, drag boats generally 4-8 or more depending on how much stuff you run. As far as length of the lanyard, can't say I've seen anything in the rules or had it mentioned in tech. Usually it's personal preference regarding how far out of the seat you wanna go before it kills it.
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