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Old 05-17-2008, 09:22 AM
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NO SOUP ONE YEAR and no boating for 3 months )
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:19 PM
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Take out the ignition and take it to Westmarine or a local shop that sells electrical parts, match it up, buy two and replace. I did it in a Baja and no big deal.
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Or, just tow it to a locksmith shop. The locksmith is only costly when you have them come to you. My father is a locksmith and this would cost about $20 and take less than 10 minutes if it was brought to him.
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I had to hot wire my first boat when lost key. Took like 2 min. Then got pulled over by lakepatrol. Should have seen his face when I told him I could not shut it off. Sure glad I had ID and reg. Could have been a long day.
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If you just pull the lock cylinder, you can bring just that to the locksmith. A good locksmith can look at the tumblers and make you a key by eye. Had to to that on a boat I bought where the prev owner lost the cabin key. Took the locksmith 10 minutes and cost me $20.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:20 AM
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Went to West Marine and got a replacement switch for $30. Still made it on Sunday ...
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:49 AM
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Went to West Marine and got a replacement switch for $30. Still made it on Sunday ...
Glad you made it on the water.

Nice pictures where are you boating at?
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Glad you made it on the water.

Nice pictures where are you boating at?
Lake Mead. 1st photo is the back side of Hoover Dam. You can see from the dam and the white line how low the water is. Still saw some readings over 500 ft deep.
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Lake Mead.....vacation I guess?
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Rule #1: Never, never remove the keys from the boat!!!!!

That one rule has worked for the last 26 years for me. If someone wants to steal it, not having the keys won't deter them!!!
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