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    Quote Originally Posted by badboards View Post
    I too am grandfathered but the guy I bought the boat from changed out the throttle and ignition. So the kill switch cord or whatever you call it is just hanging there for me to put on. But personally I don't wear a life jacket and don't ware a belt because I need to be comfortable and have nothing to attach it to but maybe I'll find away. But I think you should wear it and practice safe boating if it saves lives. Would love to here the statistics on boat accident's from not wearing one. Like I said depends on the boat to me. But you know what they say about opinions.
    I always just wrap it around my knee and attach the clip to the lanyard. Easy-Peasy. Been wearing mine while on plane for the past 20 years.
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    I'll give that a try. Thanks Juls

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    Default That is just on all new boats older boats are exempt from this law

    Quote Originally Posted by cohoho View Post
    just in case you have not heard, USCG now requires all boats under 26 to USE a engine cut off while under way. My understanding is it does not need to be used at trolling speed or slower.

    Better clip them lanyards folks!
    U.S. Coast Guard Announces New Law Requiring Use of Engine Cut-off Switches | National Safe Boating Council
    That is just on all new boats, boats before 2021 do not need a cut off switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tinman View Post
    Why wouldn't you want to use a kill switch especially when your out alone?If you have a keyed ignition and 25 bucks it's easy to install and safe.But now its a law.And would be easy to check if trailering your boat to any public launch .So for 25 bucks I will comply with the law.Jet skis had kill switches yearsss ago.I to am grandfather and my boats over 30 years but has key ignition so its easy to install.I would think any grandfather's would want to be safe and return to dock safeee!
    Sure. If you feel more comfortable with these, and want to wear it, that’s great. But there’s a difference between that and making them legally required for everyone, including those who don’t want to wear it. Not everything that is thought to be a good thing by part of the people, needs to be therefor legally required for everyone. We are adults and we should make choices. I do not accept for a moment that not wearing a cut off lanyard is creating a huge danger to the public out there on the water.

    I also usually wore the lanyard when I was alone on my old boat that had one. Especially in the central basin where there were few boats. But I don’t think we need a law that absolutely legally requires that the operator wear them in all circumstances. That’s what this law does.
    Last edited by Softshellcrab; 04-21-2021 at 08:03 AM.

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    I have 2000 2052 Trophy. It has a cut off switch by my right knee but there is no way to put a lanyard on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capttom View Post
    I have 2000 2052 Trophy. It has a cut off switch by my right knee but there is no way to put a lanyard on it.
    $25 on Amazon. 4.7 out of 5 stars

    Five Oceans Universal Emergency Cut-Off Switch with Coiled Lanyard FO-1518


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    My main 2002 Wellcraft has one but it just hags there right beside my steering wheel, where i actually use one is my trolling/kicker, I have the Auto-tether and use it 100% of the time when I'm alone. Trolling is where you could really fall over board and watch the boat leave you behind. PFD on as well then.

    Cheers Bic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Gentz View Post
    That is just on all new boats, boats before 2021 do not need a cut off switch
    Coast Guard Announces New Law Requiring Use of Engine Cut-off Switches | Coast Guard News

    I don't believe this is a correct statement

    4th paragraph from bottom states they feel that most boats already have them.
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