Extra Keys

Discussion on how to equip your boat for European waters
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Extra Keys

Postby Sno' Dog » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:18 am

Looking ahead to the Adventure, it appears that we may need some extra boat keys as both the shipper, plus anyone handling the boat at either end, may want their very own copies.

As you've probably noticed, our cabin door keys are double-sided and not easily copied. I did find however (by going to their website: http://www.southco.com/contact ) that extra copies are easily available by mail. If you call them at: 610-459-4000 and ask for customer service and give them the number stamped on your key (your "key-code") they will happily send you duplicate keys for a mere $4 each. I just ordered 4.

Henry - Sno' Dog
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Postby ThomKat » Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:48 pm

Henry,

VERRRRY INTERESTING! Wednesday AM (3/28), I ordered 2 keys from Southco and was charged $6 each. When did you get your quote?

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Postby Sno' Dog » Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:53 pm

Tom,
I ordered my keys this morning - Friday 3/30. They told me $4/ea plus $2 (approx) for shipping.
(Maybe, they meant $2 apiece for shipping?)
Haven't seen the bill yet - or the keys!
I assume we all have similar keys? (I never mentioned they were for a boat - maybe that costs extra :) )
Who knows?
Henry - Sno' Dog
PS: Are you planning on joining the Baltic trip? We need all the boats we can get!

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Postby Watermelon » Sun May 06, 2007 9:10 am

When Peter goofed and lost yet another key, he went to a locksmith nearby and had copies of the keys made. They work, and are a lot cheaper than the "real" ones from Southco.

Since we have to leave the engine keys with Sevenstar, we just ordered new sets as spares from Mack Boring. I think they were about $8 or $9 each, plus shipping. But we got them in two days.
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