How to eliminate dead man switch...

How to eliminate dead man switch...

Post by Lu Powel » Tue, 19 Mar 2002 07:36:02


I have a 17' SeaPro with center console. The dead man switch is a some-time
thing, and is never used in any event. How do I eliminate it completely?

If those in the know don't want to go on record in this forum, please email

TIA

 
 
 

How to eliminate dead man switch...

Post by Rich Ste » Tue, 19 Mar 2002 08:24:45

Quote:
>I have a 17' SeaPro with center console. The dead man switch is a some-time
>thing, and is never used in any event. How do I eliminate it completely?

Why eliminate it completely?  Just leave the lanyard there, and don't use the
lanyard if you don't like to.  Consider that somebody else might operate the
boat and want to use it, or you may get caught in an unanticipated situation
where you need it, or you sell the boat someday, and the buyer expects that
switch to be operable.

-- Rich Stern
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www.mypontoon.com - The Pontoon Boat Web Site

 
 
 

How to eliminate dead man switch...

Post by Chuck Tribole » Tue, 19 Mar 2002 09:07:34

If you can't figure this out by yourself, you
shouldn't be messing with the wiring.

I'm serious, I'm not throwing rocks at
your, it's just that simple.

--
Chuck Tribolet

http://www.almaden.ibm.com/cs/people/triblet

Silicon Valley: Best day job in the world.

Quote:

> I have a 17' SeaPro with center console. The dead man switch is a some-time
> thing, and is never used in any event. How do I eliminate it completely?

> If those in the know don't want to go on record in this forum, please email

> TIA


 
 
 

How to eliminate dead man switch...

Post by Keit » Tue, 19 Mar 2002 09:36:54

Just cut the wires going to it and crimp them together. This is assuming
it's a simple switch with one wire going in and one going out. There's a
reason that switch is there, though. Don't know if it's illegal to
bypass it, but it can certainly be dangerous.

Quote:

> I have a 17' SeaPro with center console. The dead man switch is a some-time
> thing, and is never used in any event. How do I eliminate it completely?

> If those in the know don't want to go on record in this forum, please email

> TIA

--
__________________
Keith
"Start every day with a smile and get it over with." - W. C. Fields
 
 
 

How to eliminate dead man switch...

Post by Harry Kraus » Tue, 19 Mar 2002 09:40:26

Quote:

> If you can't figure this out by yourself, you
> shouldn't be messing with the wiring.

> I'm serious, I'm not throwing rocks at
> your, it's just that simple.

> --
> Chuck Tribolet

> http://www.almaden.ibm.com/cs/people/triblet

> Silicon Valley: Best day job in the world.


>> I have a 17' SeaPro with center console. The dead man switch is a some-time
>> thing, and is never used in any event. How do I eliminate it completely?

>> If those in the know don't want to go on record in this forum, please email


Another interesting point is that NO legitimate dealership or licensed
boat repair shop will remove the safety lanyard. They'll replace a
faulty one, of course, but not eliminate it.

Would this be a 94 or 95 SeaPro? For a while during that time period,
SeaPro had a spate of lanyards that worked sporadically. The company
replaced them all. Yours might qualify.

--
Harry Krause
- -
Black people, brown people, they're all part of the union. If you don't
like it, then get out, but we're not going to change it. - Cesar Chavez

 
 
 

How to eliminate dead man switch...

Post by Lu Powel » Tue, 19 Mar 2002 10:26:19

It's a 2001 model, seems to be acting up like the earlier. The dealer has
halted warranty work, and sad to say, I'm probably better off anyway. I'm
discouraged with all the preaching going on about this question. I've been
boating for over 50 years; only recently with dead man switches, which I
don't use anyway. Please, no flames. I posted a simple question, that's all.


Quote:

> > If you can't figure this out by yourself, you
> > shouldn't be messing with the wiring.

> > I'm serious, I'm not throwing rocks at
> > your, it's just that simple.

> > --
> > Chuck Tribolet

> > http://www.almaden.ibm.com/cs/people/triblet

> > Silicon Valley: Best day job in the world.




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Quote:
> >> I have a 17' SeaPro with center console. The dead man switch is a
some-time
> >> thing, and is never used in any event. How do I eliminate it
completely?

> >> If those in the know don't want to go on record in this forum, please
email

> Another interesting point is that NO legitimate dealership or licensed
> boat repair shop will remove the safety lanyard. They'll replace a
> faulty one, of course, but not eliminate it.

> Would this be a 94 or 95 SeaPro? For a while during that time period,
> SeaPro had a spate of lanyards that worked sporadically. The company
> replaced them all. Yours might qualify.

> --
> Harry Krause
> - -
> Black people, brown people, they're all part of the union. If you don't
> like it, then get out, but we're not going to change it. - Cesar Chavez

 
 
 

How to eliminate dead man switch...

Post by Stig Arne By » Tue, 19 Mar 2002 11:08:46

Quote:

> I have a 17' SeaPro with center console. The dead man switch is a some-time
> thing, and is never used in any event. How do I eliminate it completely?

> If those in the know don't want to go on record in this forum, please email


Why removing it as it's a sefaty device that is intended to be there.

On the contrary, and if absolutely you need to bypass it, simply
disconnect the wires from the switch and leave them open.

Most dead man switches operate with open circuit when the switch is not
engaged, i.e. when the lanyard is pulled from the switch, the switch
short-circuit the CDI causing ignition cut off.

Stig Arne Bye



Snail-Mail ..:  P.O.Box 169, NO-9915 Kirkenes, Norway
Homepage ....:  http://home.online.no/~stigbye/index.html
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How to eliminate dead man switch...

Post by Tan P » Tue, 19 Mar 2002 18:50:26

There are 2 types.
1    Closed to operate engine -just crimp the wires together.
2    Open to operate - just disconnect them.

Try starting the engine with the wires disconnected, if it cranks without
ignition, connect the wires and if it starts, crimp them.


Quote:
> I have a 17' SeaPro with center console. The dead man switch is a
some-time
> thing, and is never used in any event. How do I eliminate it completely?

> If those in the know don't want to go on record in this forum, please
email

> TIA

 
 
 

How to eliminate dead man switch...

Post by Kaptain Chal » Tue, 19 Mar 2002 23:54:57

again who is this dork harry?>
 
 
 

How to eliminate dead man switch...

Post by Lu Powel » Wed, 20 Mar 2002 00:03:15

Thanks. The first helpful reply.



Quote:

> > I have a 17' SeaPro with center console. The dead man switch is a
some-time
> > thing, and is never used in any event. How do I eliminate it completely?

> > If those in the know don't want to go on record in this forum, please
email

> Why removing it as it's a sefaty device that is intended to be there.

> On the contrary, and if absolutely you need to bypass it, simply
> disconnect the wires from the switch and leave them open.

> Most dead man switches operate with open circuit when the switch is not
> engaged, i.e. when the lanyard is pulled from the switch, the switch
> short-circuit the CDI causing ignition cut off.

> Stig Arne Bye



> Snail-Mail ..:  P.O.Box 169, NO-9915 Kirkenes, Norway
> Homepage ....:  http://home.online.no/~stigbye/index.html
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>      Located just about 70N 30E - Almost at the top of the world!

 
 
 

How to eliminate dead man switch...

Post by Lu Powel » Wed, 20 Mar 2002 00:05:06

Thank you. Second helpful answer. Now I know how to proceed.


Quote:
> There are 2 types.
> 1    Closed to operate engine -just crimp the wires together.
> 2    Open to operate - just disconnect them.

> Try starting the engine with the wires disconnected, if it cranks without
> ignition, connect the wires and if it starts, crimp them.



> > I have a 17' SeaPro with center console. The dead man switch is a
> some-time
> > thing, and is never used in any event. How do I eliminate it completely?

> > If those in the know don't want to go on record in this forum, please
> email

> > TIA

 
 
 

How to eliminate dead man switch...

Post by Joe Siligat » Wed, 20 Mar 2002 00:47:48



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> again who is this dork harry?>

Must be a teacher work day, Krusty the Klown is back.