Originally Posted by Ryanthamilton7
Ok, point taken. I hadn't thought of accidentally shutting down the engine when trying to slow down, which seems inevitable now that I think about it. I'll pull off the solenoid and see if I can get it working, if not I'll be buying
a cable stop. Thanks for the insight!
Glad to hear it :-)
Mechanical is always better than electrical
when there are bux and safety
at stake ;-)
Sometimes you just can't avoid electrical
, but in such situations you must, if you ask me, ALWAYS have redundancy built in.
I flash up from below, and test the idling at the shift while still made fast alongside. If the engine stalls at the shift, I make the deficiency good before I go.
On the other hand, looking at the long chance of a man over board scenario, I MUST have "kill capacity" at the steering
station(s). A three bladed prop turning at 800 RPM
(which happens to be my situation) inflicts 80 cuts per SECOND, and the length of time it takes to "cut threads" from head
to toe on a human body is less than a second!
An "Evinrude rash" is deadly. So make sure that your "kill" is as reliable as your idling!
And remember the wisdom of ole Brother Occam!