Glove box key on boat

  • lindyrig79
    Participant
    Forest Lake / Lake Mille Lacs
    Posts: 5043
    #2195669

    I have a key for the glove box on my boat. But I would like a duplicate. So far I’ve tried Ace Hardware and Home Depot and neither can make the key. I just tried looking up some locksmiths but they are mostly remote and helping unlock your car, etc. I just want a simple key made, any ideas of where to go???

    Jon Jordan
    Keymaster
    St. Paul, Mn
    Posts: 5506
    #2195671

    Call any dealer that sell your brand of boat. They should have spare keys.

    -J.

    John Rasmussen
    Participant
    Blaine
    Posts: 4959
    #2195672

    Curious why the hardware store could not help. You might need to find somewhere with a old machine and a guy who knows how it works. I have never even locked mine.

    stout93
    Participant
    Becker MN
    Posts: 810
    #2195675

    Had the same problem. Old guy at Runnings making keys all his life and couldn’t make a duplicate for my pontoon.

    There should be a number on the key.

    I ended up googling the key number and ordering it online. It may have even been through Amazon. Got the key and it worked.

    deertracker
    Participant
    Posts: 8867
    #2195677

    I know for my topper, they only make a handful of key styles/cuts. I’m guessing the same for your boat? The number on the key should be all you should need to find it online.
    DT

    lindyrig79
    Participant
    Forest Lake / Lake Mille Lacs
    Posts: 5043
    #2195678

    Thanks guys! Very helpful.

    Jon- thank you. I did call Frankie’s a Ranger dealer and they do have a key. They want $25 for it though shock

    Looked online to see if I could find it cheaper. I found lots of Southco keys for cheaper, but not my number. Guess I’m lucky! rotflol

    Anyway, glad to have it figured out. Thanks again!

    jbg1219
    Participant
    NW Iowa
    Posts: 626
    #2195681

    Most of the time for this style of key, it not because the cannot make the key, it is because they do not stock the style of blanks that needs cut. Very few people are asking for copies of that style key, so they do not have the proper blanks. I know I lucked out at my local small town hardware store and got a copy of a key for a fire proof lock box made. The owner told me they had gotten a new machine in 1993 to cut keys and it came with several styles of blanks and I was the first one to bring in a key that matched that blank. They still have 9 of them hanging there.

    big_g
    Participant
    Isle, MN
    Posts: 21629
    #2195688

    Just an FYI for those in the St Cloud area… Mimbach Fleet has lots of odd blanks in stock. waytogo

    Gitchi Gummi
    Participant
    Posts: 2646
    #2195758

    So you can just call up a Ranger dealer and get a glovebox key for any Ranger boat? Seems like a great opportunity for thieves

    Bearcat89
    Participant
    North branch, mn
    Posts: 16970
    #2195766

    So you can just call up a Ranger dealer and get a glovebox key for any Ranger boat? Seems like a great opportunity for thieves

    Many locks are they same way.

    lindyrig79
    Participant
    Forest Lake / Lake Mille Lacs
    Posts: 5043
    #2195794

    So you can just call up a Ranger dealer and get a glovebox key for any Ranger boat? Seems like a great opportunity for thieves

    You’d have to know the specific number

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