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Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« on: August 22, 2014, 04:11:00 PM »
Curious where you all store your keys on-water? That is if you're not taking them with you.  Thanks. 
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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 04:28:54 PM »
I've used this for the last 5 years.
Works great, I just lock it to the grill of my car.

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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 04:29:25 PM »
Master Lock 5400D Combination Key Safe attached to the tow hitch.

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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 04:31:41 PM »
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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 04:36:20 PM »
Key detaches and I loop it on to my board shorts or wetsuit pocket.

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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 04:47:18 PM »
I tie a key to a shoelace and carry it around my neck under my suit.
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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 05:11:50 PM »
For touring and cruising, I am using this http://www.mec.ca/product/5024-396/mec-aegir-20-pack/?h=10+50004+50042+50587&f=10+50004+50587 and in that 2 aquapac electronics cases for keys, wallet and phone.

For exercising, I just take along one of the Aquapacs with phone, a credit card, ID and car key in it. This gets tied to the d-rings up front.

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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2014, 05:14:57 PM »
I've got a spare key I put on a long, heavy shoelace
that I slipknot onto a loop that I sewed into a pocket in my SUP trunks.
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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2014, 05:45:04 PM »
I hide the spare on the car somewhere, wheel well, bumper something like that.
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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2014, 06:08:16 PM »
My truck key is on a lanyard with a barrel clasp. I wear it like a necklace. Funny story.....a guy had just had the symbolism of the hei matau that we give to the CCBC paddlers explained to him. When he was introduced to me he saw mine and the key and asked what the key meant...... :o ::) ;D
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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2014, 06:17:40 PM »
i have one of the new remote keys on my car (so the car senses it is near and doors unlock just by pressing a button and car starts just by pressing a button)

yeah thats great- but if you hide the keys within 5 feet of the car- someone can just walk up touch the door and unlock the car.

so i just bury them somewhere between the parking lot and the break- at least 30 feet from the car-  I have generally been able to remember their location.........

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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2014, 06:33:10 PM »
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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2014, 07:20:00 PM »
The Surf Lock has been a great solution for me, since I don't want to carry the key fob on me and get it wet, and I'm paranoid about leaving it hidden under the car. The only problem I've had with it was when I squeezed every last drop of daylight out of an evening session and couldn't make out the numbers on the dial in the dark.  ;D Fortunately another surfer parked nearby that night was able to shine light from his cellphone on it to help me out. Now I just stash a mini-flashlight under the car if I expect to be surfing until dark.

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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2014, 07:23:41 PM »
thanks for the great ideas! liking the lock thing the best.  mine's stashed in a super simple place. funny, my students want to put their keys and valuable in my car. 
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Re: Where do you store your keys while on-water?
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2014, 07:55:58 PM »
Another vote for surf lock.  Holds big keys.

Also have a hitch safe
http://www.hitchsafe.com/  Works well but have to have a hitch.

My f150 has one of those keypads so I leave the keys locked inside but I worry that someone could break in and steal the whole truck.