New kill switch (ECOS)  law starting April 1st.

New kill switch (ECOS) law starting April 1st.

Operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL) as of April 1, 2021, as the U.S. Coast Guard implements a law passed by Congress.

The ECOS and ECOSL prevent runaway vessels and the threats they pose.  The ECOSL attaches the vessel operator to a switch that shuts off the engine if the operator is displaced from the helm.  The ECOSL is usually a lanyard style cord that attaches to an ECOS either in close proximity to the helm or on the outboard motor itself if the vessel is operated by a tiller.  When enough tension is applied, the ECOSL disengages from the ECOS and the motor is automatically shut down.  Wireless ECOS have recently been developed and are also approved for use.  These devices use an electronic “fob” that is carried by the operator and senses when it is submerged in water, activating the ECOS and turning the engine off.  Wireless devices are available on the aftermarket and are beginning to become available as manufacturer-installed options.

Each year the Coast Guard receives reports of recreational vessel operators who fall or are suddenly and unexpectedly thrown out of their boat.  These events have led to injuries and deaths.  During these incidents the boat continues to operate with no one in control of the vessel, leaving the operator stranded in the water as the boat continues on course, or the boat begins to circle the person in the water eventually striking them, often with the propeller.  These dangerous runaway vessel situations put the ejected operator, other users of the waterway, and marine law enforcement officers and other first responders in serious danger.

Visit the link below to purchase a ECOS.

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Seafarer started out in 1981 with sales of marine parts, but rapidly entered the service side of the industry after being approached by various marine manufacturers selling complex equipment to local boat builders. Holding plate refrigeration for example requires special tools, training and licensing to install.
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