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OnTheWater

Help- lost my only set of boat keys!

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OnTheWater

I posted the same message in the Open Water section, but thought I should throw another in this forum. Lost my only set of boat keys, yea I know, dumb!

Lost them somewhere between 16th Ave. E, Duluth and Island lake. I accidentally set them on my bumper after taking off my hitch lock; and forgot to grab them before taking off.

They have a rubber orange floating key chain on them. Hopefully someone will spot them, otherwise I'm going to be fishless for a little longer. Secondly, has anyone ever dealt with this problem? What are my options for getting a new key made? Or am I gonna have to replace the ignition?

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Surface Tension

A dealer should be able to get you a key for the ignition. Give them a call to see what info you need before you go.

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sachem longrifle

I have lost a key once. It sank mad.gif. i didnt have a float thing to it. Just take the boat or all the info regarding it to a dealer and they will get you one. It sucks, but it's not a real problem to get a new one

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OnTheWater

Went to Voyager, the local merc dealer. Sounds like it should be no problem. Now I just have to find a way to get back into my rod lockers. Thanks for the advice!

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Northlander

Take your boat to Mn.Locksmith or any other locksmith and they can make you a key for the rodlockers on site. Or they can drill it out and put in a new lock. I did find out that it was cheaper for me in the long run to just buy a whole new lock set up for my Lund than have the locksmith mess with it especially if its all locked up now.

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SKIPPERS KID

I am with steve on this one I have been there take steve advice you will save $$$ in the long run good luck.

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OnTheWater

Northlander-

They are currently locked. Are you saying that I should drill it out myself, and install new locks? Or is the fee resonable for a 'smith to break it open/ make a new key? Live and Learn I guess; but it's nice to hear from others who've had the same experience...if any. thanks again!

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evntam

Unless you have some weird configuration under your lock, I'd be willing to bet that drilling it out and buying a new lock set would be cheaper than having anyone else do it.

Usually, the lock is just a metal tab that swings 90 degrees to let you into your locker.

If that's all it is, go get yourself a new one, and be done with it. I've done that before when I put a lock on the door on my propane tank cabinet on the outside of my pickup camper.

Just make sure that you know the diameter of the hole the lock will go in, and how large/long a tab you'll need - you might be able to use the old one you have once you drill it out too.

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Northlander

On the water e-mail me and we can discuss it better. I have a source for the locks at a very reasonable price.

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