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Personally I would be nervous about a flip type switch which activates the starter, as it could be easy to bump by accident while the engine is running. A recessed push button, temporary on would work well, with a flip cover perhaps? Or is there a turn the knob type that would be temporary on, just like a key?

I do not have this problem myself (at the moment), just some thoughts that popped to mind....

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tether. I'm always worried it'll get busted off where it sits in my cockpit
The standard Yanmar ignition key is a pretty robust piece of metal - it'll take concerted effort to break it.

A tether means another thing that'll rattle in the night when the wind blows and in any case the key will generally be in the lock while you're sailing and if it's gonna break it's gonna break. It won't if it's a Yanmar key.

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