With brands Honda, Barrus,
Tohatsu and Yamaha all stocked in one handy place online, you can buy your next kill cord with complete confidence.
many chandlers stock kill cords to suit different engines, they will not always be the manufacturer’s own brand.
These are usually available only
through the manufacturer’s own dealership and servicing network.
copied kill cords often have substandard fittings and manufacturing, and some do
not fit the switches they are intended for use with (too tight or too loose).
manufacturer’s own kill cord, however, will have been rigorously tested to work
with the components.
When replacing kill cords, you
want to purchase a good quality lanyard with a strengthening cord through the
RYA advises checking your kill cords regularly for signs of wear and tear as
they can become stretched or brittle over time.
your kill cord has lost its spiral tension, or has a perished crimp like the ones below – it’s time to
Andrews, RYA Chief Instructor for Power Cruising and Motor, advises: “Look for
signs of wear, rust and reduced elasticity in order to replace them in good
replacing kill cords, purchase the engine manufacturer’s own kill cord and we
recommend not leaving kill cords out in the elements as extremes of temperature
and UV light will harm the lanyard in the long term.”
To buy your new kill cord with confidence, visit the RYA shop and look under sea safety
To find out more about kill cords and how they work click here