All Freedom Boat Club vessels come equipped from the manufacturer with an emergency engine cut off switch. This particular device is used to turn the engine off in the event the vessels skipper moves away from the helm or falls in the water. The engine cut off switch has an lanyard between the skipper and the switch. When the lanyard end piece is removed, the engine will turn off. By using this one device it can easily save lives!
Video: How to Use a Safety Lanyard
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