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macsfriend posted 05-02-2007 01:29 PM ET (US)   Profile for macsfriend   Send Email to macsfriend  
I haven't yet talked to a genuine mechanic and shop. The idea [of installing a safetly lanyard switch on a tiller outboard with pull starting] has been bouncing around my mind for a while due to low freeboard, small boat, and rock 'n roll effect of a Boston Whaler Standard 13, and a generally more receptive additude towards safety "help". A similar posting inspired this thread hoping that a few other skippers have already gotten input from a few other professionals. Has anyone seen [an installation of a safety lanyard switch on a tiller outboard with pull starting]?
jimh posted 05-02-2007 09:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
A safety lanyard is just about universal these days. If you have a motor without one, it is probably quite old. Retrofitting a safety lanyard will require some electrical method to suppress ignition.
towboater posted 05-03-2007 04:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for towboater  Send Email to towboater     
Im undergoing the same process. (bare 19 with older Merc) Primarily set up for one person operation.
My plan is to splice the lanyard switch into the OEM key switch ignition wire (pos) loop.

I havent figured out where the best position will be, but this setup should allow me to put it (or several)
anywhere. Drilling holes in this console is not an issue.

Heck, McIver would drill a hole in a toggle switch and connect kite string and burn (route) it thru a small shiv so long as when the string comes tight, the toggle switch will move in the direction it opens the ignition connection and thus kills the engine.

duck soup.


an86carrera posted 05-03-2007 06:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for an86carrera  Send Email to an86carrera     
Tow boater,
My '87 Merc grounds out to shut down. I think it is the blk/yel wire. Check the referance section
towboater posted 05-03-2007 07:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for towboater  Send Email to towboater     
thx An, I am going to attempt to connect the entire wire loom myself using the OEM manual while a couple of Pro's looking over my shoulder undoubably giving me schit the whole time. If a OEM lanyard is avail, I will buy one and if the position doesnt suit me, I will probably McIver another one in a better position using your suggestion. And after that, I will invent the wheel and patent...

I miss my shop. go away rain.


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