Keyless Start

Wiring your boat, How to Wire Lights/Accessories, All things electrical other than actually powering your boat by electric motors.

Moderator: Bill Edmundson

Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 188
Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:48 pm
Location: Covingtion, Louisiana

Keyless Start

Post by speedracer »

Has anyone ever installed a keyless, push button start in their boat? I thought it would be a cool, custom touch for my Monica. I cannot find any specific to boats but there are several manufacturers for cars.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Albert Einstien

User avatar
Bill Edmundson
Posts: 12156
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:45 am
Location: Birmingham, AL, USA

Re: Keyless Start

Post by Bill Edmundson »


You could put a button for an air-horn on the dash and a hidden key switch. Then have the best of both. Well you still have to stop it with the key or a kill switch.

Mini -Tug, KH Tahoe 19 & Bartender 24 - There can be no miracle recoveries without first screwing up.
Tahoe 19 Build

User avatar
Posts: 254
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:04 pm
Location: Welwyn Garden City, UK

Re: Keyless Start

Post by sproggy »

I would consider motorcycle keyless systems - they are more likely to withstand wet environments than systems intended for cars. I don't know how easy they are to get hold of in the US but in Europe Motogadget are market leaders. See ... hloss.html.

Brad Tucker
Posts: 342
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:20 am
Location: Washington, GA

Re: Keyless Start

Post by Brad Tucker »

I did. I used a pushbutton switch in the start circuit, and a switch in my rocker switch panel for ignition.

Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Location: Croatia

Keyless Start

Post by skyday »

Any up dates to add this to a 2014 SEL, does not have remote start, has push button start, could not get to program. Even dealer tried and no success.

Post Reply

Return to “Electric Power & Systems”