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Boating Basics

Engine Cut-Off Switches


Most PWC and “ski craft” come equipped with an emergency engine cut-off switch, which is designed to shut the engine down if the operator is thrown from the proper operating position.

The engine cut-off switch works by attaching a lanyard between the operator and the switch. If the lanyard is removed from the switch, the engine will shut off.

If your PWC or “ski craft” does not come equipped with an engine cut-off switch, you should have one installed.

It is recommended that you always attach the lanyard properly between the switch and yourself.

Ignition Safety Switch
Always wear your lanyard when operating a PWC.