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Missed thus part!

If the boat was built after January 1 2020, older boats aren't required to have it is what I read, scroll down the link to where "requirements" is printed in red and click on it! They spell it out rather nice!

Q6. What boats need to have an Engine Cut-Off Switch installed?
A6. Boats less than 26 feet in length that generate more than 115lbs of static thrust (~ 2-3hp) and were built beginning in January 2020. If the boats’ primary helm is inside an enclosed cabin it is not required to have an Engine Cut-Off Switch.

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I found this clarifying remark in the FAQs: 

Q12. Do I need to keep the Engine Cut-Off Switch Link attached at all times?

A12. No. The Engine Cut-Off Switch Link doesn’t need to be attached when the vessel is idling, performing docking maneuvers or just going slow. The Engine Cut-Off Swith Link must be attached whenever the boat is operating on plane or greater than displacement speed

Engine/Propulsion Cut-Off Devices (uscgboating.org)

 

Important note for small-boat trollers.

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The wireless systems are great. You can move about and still have the engine(s) shut off if you fall overboard. Highly recommended, even on larger boats.

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I have got to wonder how this will really be enforced? Patrol will not have any idea if you are using a lanyard until after you are stopped at which point you are not required to have it connected. My guess it will only be used in cases of actual runaways.

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So as I read this, when trolling with my 115 outboard at 2 - 3 mph I would not need my lanyard attached to me. However at high speeds up on plane the lanyard must be attached.  Does this seem correct?  Would not effect trolling.

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