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    Feb 2015
    South East Florida
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    Car keys while water hunting

    Hello All,

    Have a stupid question but interested to see what all you water hunters do with your car keys while hunting in the water? I used to have an older vehicle where it didn?t matter if the keys got wet or not. I now have a new car with a chip in the key and FOB and just wondered what everyone does with their keys while in the water. I know there are water proof bags and items that hang on your neck etc but this is such a great forum for seeing everyone?s ideas thought I would throw it out there. Thanks for any sharing/suggestions!
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    Jun 2007
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    I put mine in a baggie and then put that inside of one of those hard sided waterproof cases that I clip to the inside of my pouch. Another alternative though is to get a key without a chip that just unlocks your door. Then you leave you chipped key inside your car.
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    Dec 2007
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    I don't have a fob and was putting them in my finds pouch. Fresh water was fine, but they started rusting in salt. I drive a pickup with a high cap and ladder rack. Since I'm 6'6" , I can reach up and place my keys on top center of cap between the ladders. Unless someone sees me put them up, no one will find them, and I won't have to worry about losing them.
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    Aug 2016
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    I have been hiding my one key under the truck with a magnetic box. this way when I get out of the water I know where it is . always use to worry when I had it in my pouch that it could fall out

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    Quote Originally Posted by islamoradamark View Post
    I have been hiding my one key under the truck with a magnetic box. this way when I get out of the water I know where it is . always use to worry when I had it in my pouch that it could fall out
    Haaa ha ha.....now I can borrow your truck when your in the water.....I know I know...you'd let me borrow it anyway !!

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    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

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    I have a natural spot on the frame of the truck where mine fit perfectly, and are perfectly hidden !!

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    If you have a FORD, you are in luck. You can get an optional KEY PAD at the dealer. The keypad is affixed to the car's door and you can set your own code. Bingo...leave everything locked up in the car, safe and sound as long as you do not forget the combo. I have a keypad on my Focus, and Transit Connect. I have had them since 1998 on a Taurus and Merc. Monterey. If you trust the people you detect with, you can give them the code so you would not have to go with them if they needed to get into the car while you are detecting.

    PS the Keypad is "glued" onto the car, no holes or wiring needs to be done. But all your keys need to be programed along with the keypad.

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    My vehicle has a keyed gas cap door, so, I lock the fob inside the door and just carry the metal key in my zippered finds pouch to open it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterWalker View Post
    If you have a FORD, you are in luck....
    ...you can leave the keys in the ignition.....no one wants to steal a FORD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyHobbies View Post
    ...you can leave the keys in the ignition.....no one wants to steal a FORD.
    HAHAHA..really helps if its a stick also.....
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    Terrible Tom

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    I have a GMC Sierra, behind the front tire there is a flat area between the tire and the large coil spring. My key ring has fob and truck key, 3 other keys and most important a bottle opener so this spot is perfect

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    I had a few keys made just to open the door only and I wear it around my neck and leave the key that starts the car in the car.
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    TooManyHobbies......Jaja.Unless a curious Crow happens to fly by.
    stoneshirt.
    Last edited by stoneshirt; Jul 31, 2021 at 12:00 PM.
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    i gorilla tape mine to the inside of one of my tires - gorilla sticks to rubber pretty good
    just make sure no one sees me do it
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    Most newer car won't allow you to lock the keys in the car and use the emergency key off the fob. Just go and buy a realtor lock box for 17 dollars online 20 Home Depot. Lock it around the one of the many tie down locations at the back of the car. Just place the key in there while hunting, its all locked up and safe. This is what surfers have been doing for years!

 

 
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