Lanyards ?

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Lanyards ?

Postby Dreadneck » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:24 pm

I've been wondering for a lil , why don't airboats have safety lanyards to kill the motor if the operator falls or boat rolls ?? Wouldn't this be smarter as far as less damage to boat and safer ??

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Re: Lanyards ?

Postby Scarecrow » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:29 pm

There was a thread on this the other day, more negative than positive---for good reasons. :rebel:

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Re: Lanyards ?

Postby Dreadneck » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:31 pm

I'd like to know the negs and poss

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Re: Lanyards ?

Postby Scarecrow » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:36 pm

Look up the thread, I think it was less than 2 weeks ago. :rebel: Go to the search feature and type in kill switches all the answers ya need.

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Re: Lanyards ?

Postby Deano » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:25 pm

I did exactly what Scarecrow described. The search function on this site is pretty good.

There were multiple threads returned, but this is the specific one that was referred to:

http://www.southernairboat.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=52825
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Re: Lanyards ?

Postby jopete » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:11 pm

if u fall out u airboat, it will go back to idle. good enough for me.

too much regulations already. next thing u know they will want us to wear a helmut.

why don't u just do what u want to do and let me do what i want to do.

what's next, a seatbelt? rearview mirror? breathalizer on the starter switch?

screw the gubment, obama, and anbody else who wants to trample my persuit of happiness.

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Re: Lanyards ?

Postby happy harold » Wed May 01, 2013 8:07 am

the one worst thing is having a tree limb kill you motor when you life depends on getting a little more power out of it for the hard turn your in. or you could just read the obits"local man".

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Re: Lanyards ?

Postby Whitebear » Wed May 01, 2013 8:13 am

If you are intent on killing yourself in an airboat, neither technology nor gimmicks can stop you, nor should they. The gene pool appreciates your efforts.
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Re: Lanyards ?

Postby Deano » Wed May 01, 2013 10:26 am

Whitebear wrote:If you are intent on killing yourself in an airboat, neither technology nor gimmicks can stop you, nor should they.
The gene pool appreciates your efforts.

Ding ! ! Ding ! ! Ding ! ! We have a Winner ! ! :cheers:

Good job, Scotty. You are the first one to sum up pages and pages of debate into darn near a one liner. :thumbleft:
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Re: Lanyards ?

Postby Ol Yeller » Wed May 01, 2013 3:23 pm

Good smart genes always use lanyards.

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Re: Lanyards ?

Postby John Fenner » Wed May 01, 2013 5:01 pm

If not for anything else tie one in to any full time electric fuel pump on a boat that will be raced, ask daviegso480 how scary it was unhooking a battery while 100ll was steady pumping out of the carburetor while the boat pictured in my avatar was upside down due to a nasty blowover.
I never finish anyth,,,.

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Re: Lanyards ?

Postby Deano » Wed May 01, 2013 6:56 pm

John, you are absolutely correct.

I will clarify that my opinion about all that is strictly ride boat related. Racing requires such things, and that is a different set of circumstances due to having a different screw loose. :D

I had a similar instance when I wrecked my Valkyrie with the blower. Some dumbass wired the electric fuel pump to the kill switch, but not to the bank angle sensor. :oops: Time passed very slowly as I was pinned under the bike trying to figure out why my leg was getting all wet until I realized the electric fuel pump was still running. :shock: Luckily I was conscience and able to reach the switch to turn it off.

Racing is an entirely different animal and requires many additional considerations where most things are concerned.
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