My boat (2003 Alumacraft Tournament Sport 175 with Mercury 125HP) has an emergency kill switch. But the key, lanyard, and cable are missing. Switching the lever down turns it to off position. But I don't know what 'key' works to make that happen.
This product on Amazon has multiple keys (see keys.JPG pic below) but confusing how or if they work with the switch I have: https://www.amazon.com/Switch-Lanyard-Mercury-Evinrude-Johnson/dp/B07D9N3BQL
From Nov 12th at Bartlett this was reported on another social media site:
Sorry about the long post fellow anglers. Yesterday around 1pm I had just put in at Bartlett and was waiting close to the dock for my buddy. I heard some folks yelling and wasnít sure what was happening. There was a boat thrashing around just outside the buoys. I didnít respond right away even though there were increasingly frantic yells for help. After a few moments, I realized that I was one of only a handful of people in a position to do anything to help. I headed to the scene and on approach realized there were two young men in the water and right by them, an empty boat on full throttle going around in circles - somebody just posted a video of this. Another boat arrived at the same time I did, we each pulled one of the young men from the water. The chap I pulled from the lake was anxious about repercussions from the boat owner and that he had lost all his fishing tackle. That young man at that moment had no idea how lucky he was. Two young men were pulled from the water, the boat eventually stalled out by lake law enforcement. This was a very sobering incident because it happened so quickly, on a beautiful windless day, and so close to the ramp. For this group Ė Please Ė never drive your boat on the main motor without the Man Overboard Kill Switch attached to your belt. You can literally be killed by your own boat if you donít do this. From my newfound perspective, this is even more important than your life vest. In fact, the young man that climbed into my boat told me he had to dive down twice to avoid being run over by the boat Ė something he could not have done if he was wearing a life vest and not an issue if the MOB kill switch is used. Secondly, please donít do what I did Ė if you hear people yelling Ė engage immediately, the worst mistake you could make is showing up when somebody is just playing around. Take care on the water fellow Arizona Anglers. For the record, it was a slow bite yesterday at Bartlett.