Originally Posted by goboatingnow
I have a friend who was severely injured from falling over from a dinghy with a 6HP, use the kill cord...
Unerringly , dinghies seem to run their drivers over!!!.
Mea culpa here. When I was about 18, I was in a skiff with a 7.5 hp and was moving along slowly and reached to retrieve something from the water
my balance and fell in. I then watched my skiff make a circle and come back around to get me. I grabbed onto the bow and hung on and the boat just kept making circles, wondering how long I could hang on before letting go and getting chewed up by the prop. Luckily it was making wider and wider circles and eventually, went into shallow enough water that I could touch the bottom and then climb in.
Use the kill cord. We didn't have them back then. But, I use them now.