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#11632684 - 05/28/16 07:16 PM Lost my boat keys
Rippinlips817 Offline
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Registered: 04/09/15
Posts: 96
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
What the heck do you do when you loose your boat keys? I have a 94 gambler intimidator and somehow lost the keys. Locksmith said it would cost $120 for a new key. That's insane, anyone have a better cheaper idea?
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#11632687 - 05/28/16 07:17 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: Rippinlips817]
Doug R. Offline
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lots of older motor keys will start most of the same brand motors
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#11632700 - 05/28/16 07:24 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: Rippinlips817]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
get a second opinion,.. partyon

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#11632705 - 05/28/16 07:24 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: Rippinlips817]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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Registered: 06/08/08
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Use a flathead screwdriver..OAK CLIFF STYLE
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#11632711 - 05/28/16 07:27 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: Rippinlips817]
ToadSnatcher14 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
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Loc: Justin,Texas
Get a new ignition switch and those cone with keys...

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#11632736 - 05/28/16 07:40 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: Rippinlips817]
bronco71 Online   content
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1321
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
It's totally worthless now, you can just park it over here......It won't cost you a cent!


Edited by bronco71 (05/28/16 07:41 PM)

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#11632741 - 05/28/16 07:46 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: Rippinlips817]
beartrap Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 590
Loc: south georgia
FWIW....I've owned many bass boats since the early 70's and have never taken the keys out of any of them....and I take the spare keys and put them in bottom of rod locker....I suppose if you had small children that might climb in your boat or you left your boat in a slip where somebody could drive off with it, there would be a reason to take the keys out..other than that, what have you accomplished by taking keys out?.....it certainly won't stop someone from stealing a boat.....
kinda like taking the plug out of your boat....sooner or later it's gonna bite you......

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#11632744 - 05/28/16 07:52 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: Rippinlips817]
coachallentca Online   content
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3952
Loc: crowley
try someone else's key. My key started a guys boat who left his key at home. I always take my extra with me.
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#11632748 - 05/28/16 07:54 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: ToadSnatcher14]
bradnitro175 Online   content
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Registered: 07/11/08
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Loc: Dallas,tx
Originally Posted By: ToadSnatcher14
Get a new ignition switch and those cone with keys...

Fastest route
where did you see them last lol

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#11632805 - 05/28/16 08:32 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: Rippinlips817]
Bass Buster1 Online   content
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1557
Loc: Denton
Did the same thing about a month ago. I bought a new ignition off Amazon for like $15 and installed it myself. It wasn't too hard and I have two keys now.
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#11632944 - 05/28/16 09:38 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: Rippinlips817]
SRitchey Offline
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Registered: 10/31/13
Posts: 724
Loc: McKinney, TX
Maybe I'm missing something...what brand motor? I bought a spare for my Mercury for $9.00 on Ebay.
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#11633034 - 05/28/16 10:37 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: Rippinlips817]
Rippinlips817 Offline
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Registered: 04/09/15
Posts: 96
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Thanks for the info guys. It's a 96 Mercury 200.
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#11633045 - 05/28/16 10:41 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: Rippinlips817]
RJF1423 Offline
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When my cousin was younger, he was so excited to go fishing and he was running down the boat ramp at diablo east and tossed the boat keys to his dad who had just put the boat into the water and was drifting away. He overshot him and the only set of keys he had went into the lake. My dad couldn't help but laugh but man was my uncle pissed!!

Turns out they had a key from a yamaha ATV and it started his boat motor.
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#11633052 - 05/28/16 10:45 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: Rippinlips817]
Rippinlips817 Offline
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Registered: 04/09/15
Posts: 96
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Hahaha great story. You guys have me thinking now I will try all my keys out I have laying around
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#11633056 - 05/28/16 10:48 PM Re: Lost my boat keys [Re: Rippinlips817]
knopf Offline
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Registered: 02/09/09
Posts: 19
I bet there are not more than 4 different keys for that ignition switch

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