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    NJBA states that the killswitch should be engaged if the drivers ass should move 18" in any direction. It also says you must use a steel clip. What type of kill switches are you guys using, and where are you putting them? Almost seams like the only place would be to mount it under the driver, mounting it in front, behind, or on the sides of you would allow more than 18" of movement in the direction where the switch was mounted...

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    The mercury racing switch is reliable. mount it to the dash, seat frame, stringer etc. anywhere where the cord has a pretty straight shot to clip to your life jacket.

    here's a link to Rex Marine's website for buying it.

    http://shopping.rexmar.com/Merchant2...e=killswitches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    NJBA states that the killswitch should be engaged if the drivers ass should move 18" in any direction. It also says you must use a steel clip. What type of kill switches are you guys using, and where are you putting them? Almost seams like the only place would be to mount it under the driver, mounting it in front, behind, or on the sides of you would allow more than 18" of movement in the direction where the switch was mounted...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone View Post


    The mercury racing switch is reliable. mount it to the dash, seat frame, stringer etc. anywhere where the cord has a pretty straight shot to clip to your life jacket.

    here's a link to Rex Marine's website for buying it.

    http://shopping.rexmar.com/Merchant2...e=killswitches
    Have any of you guys had problems with the spring breaking, it happened to Snewton last time out at 6th st. and the very next time out, it happened to me! luckily i had a spare cap and some zip ties but DAMN! it seems that this batch of kill switches have weak springs or something at that point it is not a safety device, but rather a safety issue IMO!
    am i doint something wrong?...the spring sits in its own routed area,..i do not see how anything could be wrong!
    Todd

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnjuzz View Post
    Have any of you guys had problems with the spring breaking, it happened to Snewton last time out at 6th st. and the very next time out, it happened to me! luckily i had a spare cap and some zip ties but DAMN! it seems that this batch of kill switches have weak springs or something at that point it is not a safety device, but rather a safety issue IMO!
    am i doint something wrong?...the spring sits in its own routed area,..i do not see how anything could be wrong!
    Todd
    Todd it happens alot ive been through about four of them but the zip tie thing worked everytime for me.

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    this is the one I purchased, is it any good?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    this is the one I purchased, is it any good?

    I have one of those sitting in a bucket some where, the njba rules say the clip needs to be metal, are they talking about the clip that connects to the swithc or the clip that hooks to the vest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone View Post


    The mercury racing switch is reliable. mount it to the dash, seat frame, stringer etc. anywhere where the cord has a pretty straight shot to clip to your life jacket.

    here's a link to Rex Marine's website for buying it.

    http://shopping.rexmar.com/Merchant2...e=killswitches
    This one is the way to go
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    here's the lanyard i threw together a long long time ago, and still use it.



    one end clips to the cap, the other to my jacket. wherever you install the switch, make the lanyard long enough so that if you move approximately 1' out of the seat, it pulls the cap off.

    if you go with the merc switch that most everybody uses, get a couple extra caps. the springs do go bad, but the inside of the plastic cap will wear out over time, pulling the thing off the switch. i try to leave the cap installed at all times, and only pull it during tech (start and pull) to get 'em to last a little longer.
    the wire tie thing can work in a pinch, but i'd rather just replace the cap. and make sure you hook it up before you run - there have been too many instances where guys got tossed and either didn't hook up, or the switch failed and the boat kept going and going - not good, and rescue will stop the boat one way or the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULTRA 23 View Post
    This one is the way to go
    Man, I just don't like anything plastic!! This is the one I use and I've never had any problems. I know my old man has used this style since 63!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stix818 View Post
    Man, I just don't like anything plastic!! This is the one I use and I've never had any problems. I know my old man has used this style since 63!!
    that's what i had a long time ago when i had a mag. worked fine with the mag, but i didn't want to use it with the msd.
    now that i think about it, that mag is still somewhere in the garage...

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    How do you guys kill MSD's... i've read that if the white wire is ground it will turn off the msd (stop the engine).

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnjuzz View Post
    Have any of you guys had problems with the spring breaking, it happened to Snewton last time out at 6th st. and the very next time out, it happened to me! luckily i had a spare cap and some zip ties but DAMN! it seems that this batch of kill switches have weak springs or something at that point it is not a safety device, but rather a safety issue IMO!
    am i doint something wrong?...the spring sits in its own routed area,..i do not see how anything could be wrong!
    Todd

    And I thought I was the only one. I had a mercury kill switch and one cap for maybe ten years without any problems. In the last few years I have gone through 6 or 7 caps. Not only spring problems, but the teeth on the cap are soft and wear off really fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbottom View Post
    And I thought I was the only one. I had a mercury kill switch and one cap for maybe ten years without any problems. In the last few years I have gone through 6 or 7 caps. Not only spring problems, but the teeth on the cap are soft and wear off really fast.
    the springs are a joke. Mine broke the first time i put the cap on the switch. just throw it away and put a small zip tie in its place. i've had my cap zip tied for three years with zero problems.

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