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Keyless ignition

Postby Trackhappy » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:03 pm

On my search for an ignition switch for Gentry I came across this:
http://www.finscan.com.au/BioeStart_Solo.html

Depending on cost, it might be the way to go for me. I envisage a fold down panel under the dash so it doesn't detract from the general look of the boat.
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Re: Keyless ignition

Postby Trackhappy » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:35 pm

Well, that was a short-lived dream. They are $1350-ish. $29 for an ignition switch with two keys suddenly seems very appropriate again... :(
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Re: Keyless ignition

Postby Trackhappy » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:42 pm

This one is a little better at $399 but doesn't have the blower circuit.
http://www.digitalguarddog.com/mm5/merc ... ode=a20000
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Re: Keyless ignition

Postby Trackhappy » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:45 pm

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Re: Keyless ignition

Postby DaveLott » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:13 am

Now see, I would have added something cool like that to my boat to go with my actuator lift hatch and remote sound system. :lol: But alas, I did not even think of it.
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Re: Keyless ignition

Postby fergal butler » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:15 am

DaveLott wrote:Now see, I would have added something cool like that to my boat to go with my actuator lift hatch and remote sound system. :lol: But alas, I did not even think of it.


I wonder will they worked with wet shriveled up finger prints :lol:

Davelott funny you should mention your hatch I was just watching the video today trying to work what type of hinges you used :D did you get it fine tuned in the end I would love to see it in full action.

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Re: Keyless ignition

Postby DaveLott » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:25 am

fergal butler wrote:
DaveLott wrote:Now see, I would have added something cool like that to my boat to go with my actuator lift hatch and remote sound system. :lol: But alas, I did not even think of it.


I wonder will they worked with wet shriveled up finger prints :lol:

Davelott funny you should mention your hatch I was just watching the video today trying to work what type of hinges you used :D did you get it fine tuned in the end I would love to see it in full action.



Works like a champ.

Scroll down to the LGH Type 2 hinge and watch the video. I mounted mine in reverse and used an actuator to lift the hatch out of its hole. If I had known that all I had to do was offset the edge of the hatch I could have used a simply "C" hinge. A lot cheaper and lot easier.

http://www.streetdreamsbyross.com/hinges_kit_car.php#ldhs3
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Re: Keyless ignition

Postby Trackhappy » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:43 am

Actually, I have Al working on a computer program that greets me with a sexy voice when I power up and monitors everything. We'll see how he gets on. This was just an interim measure.
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Re: Keyless ignition

Postby bob smith » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:42 am

I'll probably use a Start button and have a hidden toggle switch to "lock" it. Fact is, on the lakes I frequent most boats are docked with the keys left in them.

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Re: Keyless ignition

Postby jeffh » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:17 am

Now if someone could tell me how to make this work with an outboard :D
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Re: Keyless ignition

Postby Trackhappy » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:34 pm

jeffh wrote:Now if someone could tell me how to make this work with an outboard :D


As long as it is electric start, there is absolutely no reason it can't. Worst case you might have to put in a timed shutdown relay for a magneto based engine.
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Re: Keyless ignition

Postby Caber-Feidh » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:53 pm

Boats with keys? when did that happen?

A key is just something else I have to remember to take with. Toggle switches work just fine, and I don't have to worry about them sinking to the bottom of a lake (without taking the boat with them).
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Re: Keyless ignition

Postby war3n3xt » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:57 am

One could use an off the shelf bio reader used in door access control.
All bio readers are useless if wet and fail to scan if finger/thumb is slightly greasy.
Personally I would avoid bio readers.
I would however use a vandal proof proximity reader and tag.
We sell and install these virtually indestructible kits with a five year warranty.


http://www.paxton.co.uk/products.asp?st ... roup-05076


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