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By Daniel Perry (poser007) on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 10:07 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I just stored my boat for the Winter and I can not find my key to start it. Ive looked everywhere. My question is...is it easy for a lock smith to make another one? Ive never had to replace a boat key before.
 
By WCW (walt) on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 10:13 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Just buy a new lock and install it yourself.
 
By Daniel Perry (poser007) on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 10:22 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
You dont know me very well do ya Walt....I am the farthest thing from a do it yourself guy...how hard is that to do?
 
By TackleBerry (socalwakepunk) on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 10:31 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Sell current boat, buy Nautique, problem solved.
 
By Daniel Perry (poser007) on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 10:44 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I love Naughtiues I just think they are ugly. No offence Tackleberry great boats I could have bought one..would have been less expenisve then what I bought just was not pleasing to my eye man. And whats up with those Gawd awful towers lol....Don't be haten just my preference
 
By Todd (snyper1d) on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 10:45 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Most dealerships have spares in stock. A lot of boat manufacturers only have 3-4 keys for all their boats. Except for Nautique of course
 
By WCW (walt) on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 6:33 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Daniel,

It's so easy even you can do it.

 
By Red Sovine (san210nut) on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 7:42 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
So you are saying that you like a tower that sways back and forth? And those "blades" on that tower are so easy to deal with, just take them down and store them somewhere... They say the tower on the Nautique is hard to put down...

Don't be haten just my preference

 
By TackleBerry (socalwakepunk) on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 8:10 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Didn't mean to start anything here, just was thinking about the question, What key? (keyless ignition)
 
By Kirk (kirk) on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 8:11 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Take off the wires, unbolt the ignition from the dash and take it to a locksmith. Cost me about $6.00 and they had the key made in about 1 minute.
 
By Daniel Perry (poser007) on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 8:46 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thanks Walt and Kirk
 
By Duffy (duffy) on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 8:57 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I never take my keys out of the ignition. Ive never had a need to.
 
By C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod) on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 9:01 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
"I never take my keys out of the ignition."

Same here. My boat s sitting in front of my house right now with the keys in it. I don't see a point in taking them out.

 
By Robb Davis (boarder_x) on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 9:02 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
My boat came with a spare. The real one stays in my truck. The spare, is in a filing cabinet, with all the paperwork (Owners Manual, warrenty info... etc). The spare has a number on it, to order a new one from the manufacturer.
 
By Mad Child (madchild1) on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 2:25 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
nope, i had 5 spares made. keep one in the truck, one in the boat, another in the ignition, and the rest at the house.

the 6 bucks or whatever it costs is totally worth knowing you will never get to the lake and be like "oh crap"

 
By adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu) on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 2:41 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Mine stay in the boat too. worst comes to worse, my ignition can be easily hot wired. The ignition systems on boats I've seen are laughable.
 
By KStateAlumni (bbeach) on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 2:48 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
More importantly ever show up at the lake without a drain plug? Thats disheartening! I've done that once, but it was a dealership boat so I didn't feel too bad!
 
By Mike oakman (milehighrider) on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 3:38 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
i'm with jarrod keys never come out whats the point. also the plug never comes out, i try to make it as simple as possible.
 
By Daniel Perry (poser007) on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 4:47 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I never take them out either, but since I was storing it I just figured I would pull the keys out of the ignition. Im so pissed at myself for being so laxidaisical
 
By Daniel Perry (poser007) on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 5:38 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Cleanning my bed room today found my boat keys under the bed,,,,,thank God!!!!!!!!!
 
By Ryan Lacefield (26lacefield) on Wednesday, November 01, 2006 - 10:01 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
just put a new ignition key start in its really easy. you unplug 3 wires(battery,ignition,starter) out of the ignition switch and pull the key switch out. put your new igntion switch in and connect plug the wires in just like you un pluged them. the wire terminals will be labled so make sure you connect the right wires to the new switch.
 
By Tim (srock) on Saturday, November 04, 2006 - 9:24 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Mine crapped out on a trip. Hot wiring took me about 5 minutes. I always carry a small tester and a little wire with an alligator clip. Have used it more than once to solve problems.
 
By Big Ed (big_ed_x2) on Saturday, November 04, 2006 - 10:09 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I never take mine out either but I did once and the dealer had to service it.I forgot to put them back in and when I got my boat back,I had an extra pair.The dealer has spares and they match it up from the vin #.


Last few CC I've been in did't have the keyless ignition and when I asked the dealer at the boat show,they said no more keyless for CC or just an expensive option now,can't remember.

 
By JT (aidan) on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 8:43 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
03 Malibu........eyeglass screw driver works just like a key.........
 
By ryan jensen (trx1noob) on Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 9:15 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Red, how can you even defend that tower.lol I saw an early musta been 70's boat in town that looked to have some type of steel bar with barb wire holding it up that looked better than nautie towers. sorry man, nautie needs to fire whoever is doing up their towers.
 
By trace (trace) on Monday, November 06, 2006 - 6:53 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
The ignition key in every boat I've seen is pretty much worthless as far as security. It might add a minute of delay to someone wanting to steal your boat, maybe it helps a little if you're docked at a restaurant or something.

I've thought that if I lost the keys to mine, I'd hook it up to an accy toggle switch & put a big pushbutton starter where the key is now - it would probably work a lot better than the key because the potential thief wouldn't know how to use it, or what to hotwire.

 
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