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 Posted: Fri Jan 11th, 2019 08:46 pm
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Skeltonsc
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Howzit, I'm trying to figure out how to wire my kill switch into the circut to kill both engines as the thought of having two lanyards doesn't make sense to me
On the OMC Johnsons the Black and Yellow wire will go to ground Black, to kill or ground the Ignition
So I'm thinking of placing a  Diode before the switch on the Black and Yellow wire for each outboard then joining the negatives of both batteries?
So essentially both outboards kill wires should reach ground through their respective DIODE and shut down the CDI without providing any sort of feedback to the other Outboard.

or am I being stupid and will more than likely fry a CDI unit by doing this?:?
I have not found a Dual Outboard Kill Switch yet, does anyone supply these?
What are the thoughts on this?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 11th, 2019 10:49 pm
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willem wikkel spies
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Mana: 
why do you want it this way?
what happens when you accidentally pull the plug, what now, both motors dead.

where it could have been 1 only.
when you operate a vessel safely then the need for such conversion is not needed.

not everything is in your hands!!

but do enlighten me as to why.
I might even endorse it.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 12th, 2019 07:15 am
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control panels for big mercurys come with a dual kill switch . try any dealer they should be able to help

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 Posted: Sun Jan 13th, 2019 07:56 pm
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Skeltonsc
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Howzit, Well my main reason for doing this is because the Johnson engines controls that I have never had Kill switches, So I have to install at least 1.
2nd Reason is that if I fall overboard and only one kill switch activates the boat is gonna circle and probably run me down and make me Shark Bait;)
Or Barbel Bait up here in the highveld.
I never boat alone so the above is not really a factor but food for thought

If my controls had kill switches then I wouldn't worry about messing with the system.
But mine were designed when men were men and health and safety was not even heard of :shock:

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