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    Default Push button start

    Anyone install a push button start in a Moomba? I have an 06 OBV and am looking to install an on/off switch and start button to bypass the keyed ignition.

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    The only reason i would not install a puch button start is if everyone is swimming around the boat and someone falls in the boat they could press the button and start the engine. Right now if everyone is swiming around the boat i pull the keys and put them on the dash. No way for engine to start.
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    second jester. even the keyless start systems on the nautiques require a code to be punched in each time, kind of like the door system on fords..
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    Thanks for the concerns. Anyone install one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jester View Post
    The only reason i would not install a puch button start is if everyone is swimming around the boat and someone falls in the boat they could press the button and start the engine. Right now if everyone is swiming around the boat i pull the keys and put them on the dash. No way for engine to start.
    what would be the problem with someone starting the engine with people swimming? would they start the engine, pull up on the underside of the throttle and then put it into gear and push it forward all at the same time?
    Sold my Moomba. Currently boat whoring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff W View Post
    what would be the problem with someone starting the engine with people swimming? would they start the engine, pull up on the underside of the throttle and then put it into gear and push it forward all at the same time?
    If it's possible, Kids can it. I for one wouldn't do it for liability besides safety reasons first. Anyone gets hurt it's your butt for bypassing safety systems. Laywers would eat you alive for that one.

    Mnpracing: So now i gotta ask, what's wrong with the key? Forget it all the time? There's no benefit that i can see to doing that.
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    The Nautiques have it, and I agree it is a very nice luxury to have. Never worrying about a key really is nice. And who doesnt like push button operation? lol

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    Thanks for all of the opinions and concern. There are a lot of mods that people do that I personally see no point in doing, but they are done anyway. I could go on about the importance of keeping the engine cut-off switch properly tethered to your person in case you fall out and have a run-away boat situation (talk about liability...) or the downfalls of having a beer or 3 while boating, but I know it's really pointless.

    I'm looking for someone who has done this who could offer some instruction. I appreciate "have you thought about...." comments pertinent to accomplishing the goal, but I'm really just looking for some installation instructions and comments regarding and issues/problems encountered.

    Thanks again.

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    I think it would be cool. I wonder if a automotive push button requires more that electricity for them to work. The Honda push button is red and would look great in the dash. I'll do some asking around and see what I can learn. If I can make it work I'll let ya know. Good luck and don't let the na-na crowd turn off the creative spirit!

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    Thanks Aquaholic, I found a couple of basic install guides using the Honda push button and installing it in a car. I like the look of it, I just need to find something more in-depth an hopefully a boat-specific install. My rough idea is to have an on-off toggle which would replicate putting the key to the on position, then a push button momentary button to replicate turning the key to the start position. I am also toying with another "master toggle switch" somewhere convenient under the dash or next to the driver's seat to replicate putting the key in the ignition. The only purpose of this switch would be to make it hard to start the boat if you're not familiar with it, or to decrease the chances of leaving the on/off toggle in the on position and draining the battery (if it accidentally gets bumped on when the motor is off).

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