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Old 02-24-2017, 10:51 AM
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How to start a 05 mastercraft with no key

Im wanting to check out an o5 x10 tomorrow. The only problem is someone broke into the sellers truck a few days ago and took his boat keys. He has them on order but they will not be here until Tuesday. Is it possible to short the wires behind the dash? I really do not want to wait another week to make the drive so any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:15 AM
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Im in luck I just located a set of keys at dealer. Apparrantly mastercraft only made four keys for that year. Got to love when you have to bring your own keys to test drive a boat lol.
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:21 PM
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:33 PM
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Apparently that holds true for years 2002-2012 according to the parts list on MCParts Depot

https://mcpartsdepot.com/search?q=+key+02
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:37 PM
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So the "secret" is out that MC keys aren't cut for individual boats? I don't if they are now, but when I worked at an MC dealer in the 90's, 1 key would start any boat on our lot.
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:44 PM
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Yes they only made a few. I thought there were 5, but may only be 4. I have 2 or 3 different ones from the various boats over the years.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:39 PM
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Once I picked my boat up after getting it serviced and there was a big set of key in the ignition. It was the dealers master set. Probably only 25-30 keys on it or so. Would have started any boat. Ooooooooh the things I thought about doing with those keys.............

I of course returned the keys unharmed to my dealer. I'm a good boy.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:41 PM
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My Yamaha key has a number written on it as they only used so many key cuts. Makes it easy to replace if I lose it as I just need to order that key number.
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:45 PM
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I have a cable lock in the boat for securing to unsecured docks where I won't be there for a while (grocery shopping/beer runs) Won't even slow down someone serious but after 30 years the ignition isn't fussy about what key goes in there, if it fits it starts.
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Old 02-24-2017, 03:48 PM
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Should be a letter stamped on the keys for those years of boats, A-D. If you don't have a spare at least look what letter you have in case you need to buy a new one or borrow one when you misplace yours on the sandbar
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