Time has proven that connecting your boat's engine cutoff switch link (ECOSL, or ‘lanyard’) to your wrist, leg or life jacket adds another layer of protection between boaters and disaster. The ECOS device has been mandated by all competitive fishing and racing organizations for decades. Listen to these professional Bassmaster Classic contenders tell how this simple device has saved their lives. Stories like theirs are a lot more common than you’d think.
In addition to wearing your ECOSL, consider taking a boating safety course.