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    Curious if anyone ended up doing this? Here are a couple archive threads I read.

    http://www.supraboats.com/bbs/archiv...hp/t-6694.html

    http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/archi...p/t-10697.html

    I am not mechanical inclined by any means but it seems like it would be a fairly simple mod.

    I imagine myself wanting to keep it as simple as possible ... Have a toggle switch that is on/off (likely hidden under the dash) and use the push button to start/stop. My plan would be to replace the OEM ignition switch with a push button ...

    http://www.autoloc.com/products/buttonbuilder/
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    I considered doing this, but never got around to it. I love the look of the Autoloc buttons. If I were to do it, I would buy the module that allows the push button to start and stop the engine, as it seems stupid to me to have a button to start, but still have to flick a switch for 'on' and 'off' every time. In a car this might be OK, but with a boat that you are constantly starting and stopping it just would become cumbersome.

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    With the way you want to do it, an even easier way might be to keep the key to turn on the fuel pump and turn the engine off, and just move the 'start' wire to its own push button, which would allow you to retain the "security" of the key, and still add the button.

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    I want to get rid of the key and replace it with the push button, partially for look purposes. Also, starting last season, I don't pull the key out of the ignition. I actually took the floaty off. I felt the convenience of never worrying about a key outweighed the threat of theft.

    Here is an ignition control module that I believe would do the trick. It works the same way as my wife's car. 1 push gets you to run then holding starts the car.

    http://www.autoloc.com/catalog/Push-...-with-TruTouch

    However, at $250, I'd rather buy the $40 button and a $10 switch for on/off.
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    Thats exactly the one I looked at too!

    I also leave the key in my boat all the time. Being on an inland lake, in a marina with lights and security cameras, I'm confident that if someone steals my boat they won't get far, and I have insurance, lol.

    The key in our boats is just a vanity thing, it is quite possibly the easiest thing in the world to "hot wire" with 2 pieces of wire, paperclips, anything really.

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    I felt the convenience of never worrying about a key outweighed the threat of theft.
    You'll only forget the key once, then you'll have 2-3 spares wired up in hidden places on board like I do.

    The key in our boats is just a vanity thing, it is quite possibly the easiest thing in the world to "hot wire" with 2 pieces of wire, paperclips, anything really.
    True true. My 8yr old could probably hot wire it!

    I actually worry more about dropping my car keys (+home +work +everything) in the drink than losing the boat keys.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

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    I keep plenty of them hidden on the cars/trucks too.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    I actually worry more about dropping my car keys (+home +work +everything) in the drink than losing the boat keys.
    You could do what I do; leave my car keys in the car, my boat keys in the boat, and my house keys in the house. I don't really lock anything, if someone wants in, they'll get it.

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    May do this after ballast project. One project at a time...


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    Quote Originally Posted by E4NASH View Post
    May do this after ballast project. One project at a time...

    You need at least 2-3 at the same time
    Hey, Its Moomba time

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