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    Wireless Lanyard/Kill switch install-gctid810357

    Currently have no kill switch of any type installed. Seems like larger cruisers it's not common?

    If I wanted to install one, I'm thinking wireless. Do they need to have a kill switch installed first? Would prefer one single solution instead of two piggybacked.

    Is there one out that has an integral kill switch? For old school twins, i.e two channel? That can be wired between the ignition switch and the engine?
    -Boatless-

    Bryers Cottage Marina
    Harrison Twp, MI

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    "kevinv123" post=810357 wrote:
    Is there one out that has an integral kill switch? For old school twins, i.e two channel? That can be wired between the ignition switch and the engine?
    Maritech Virtual Lifeline now sold by Propguardtech.com will do all that. I have their CAST wireless lanyard on my boat - actually two, one for the main and one for the kicker. The main I wired into the lanyard kill switch on the helm. The kicker I added a line to the kicker kill switch and ran it back to the helm. So, both are mounted just below the steering wheel.

    [attachment]36728 wrote:
    BonDC CAST.jpg[/attachment]

    A FOB is clipped onto all my pfd's, and the moment one gets submerged, it kills whichever motor is running. Then, with the press of a button, either engine can be started.

    [attachment]36730 wrote:
    BonDC CAST Fob.jpg[/attachment]

    My original thought in getting them was that I'd be fishing alone. If I ever fell overboard, rather than watch the boat disappear, the motor would die, I would swim to it and climb back aboard. While I have yet to put that to an experience, I test them regularly by dropping the FOB into a glass of water, and they work great.

    Their Virtual Lifeline has even more benefits. From what I understand, notably can they be used on a boat, they can also be fastened to a child's bathing suit at the beach so a parent would know immediately if the child had entered the water.

    Not sure if one can be attached to your twin engines, but I would think - considering it merely grounds the spark signal - it could be wired to both. Best ask them: [email protected]


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    "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
    MMSI: 367637220
    HAM: KE7TTR
    TDI tech diver
    BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
    Kevin

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      #3
      You already had a kill switch installed? Does it need to piggy back on the kill switch circuit or is it in addition to?
      -Boatless-

      Bryers Cottage Marina
      Harrison Twp, MI

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        #4
        Auto tether can be piggy backed to your existing kill switch.

        Fell marine is what I recommend. ..

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          #5
          "kevinv123" post=810384 wrote:
          You already had a kill switch installed? Does it need to piggy back on the kill switch circuit or is it in addition to?
          I thought all Bayliners had a lanyard kill switch, though you can also wire these into any engine/motor.

          I actually removed the one on the helm and connected the wires to the CAST. The kicker I spliced a wire into the kill switch, so I can kill the kicker either by the FOB or by removing the lanyard clip that I clipped to the transom.

          I just sent Maritech an email for more information. They used to have both of these in their inventory, but - I believe - their marketing department dropped the ball and they never established the market for them.

          Here's the kicker lanyard.

          [attachment]36732 wrote:
          BonDCKickerLanyard.jpg[/attachment]

          The CAST wire leads through the transom and into the kicker.

          [attachment]36731 wrote:
          BonDCKickerFuel.jpg[/attachment]

          As far as I know, the lanyard kill switch on the helm was original.

          [attachment]36733 wrote:
          BonDCOriginalKillSwitch.jpg[/attachment]


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          "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
          MMSI: 367637220
          HAM: KE7TTR
          TDI tech diver
          BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
          Kevin

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            #6
            No lanyard on my Contessa. Don't recall seeing them on any other cruiser style boats either. Fishing boats they seem prevalent, or maybe newer in general. Wiring one in is easy enough, it's just a double throw double pole type of switch between the ignition switch and the coil. I don't really want a lanyard but like the thought of the wireless kill switch. Looking for one that doesn't require the lanyard in between or in addition too.
            -Boatless-

            Bryers Cottage Marina
            Harrison Twp, MI

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