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12v ignition switch

Post by diamondback0320 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:58 pm

what are most guys using for 12v ignition switches..i have been replacing 1 a yr..they just aren't lasting.. either the tumbler wears out to where key falls out or the guts start getting bad connection inside... there's a ton online..most made in china lol..anybody got a link or idea? this is for a 4cyl aircraft with 1 wire alternator if that makes any difference..thanks

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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by GMAC 76 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:48 pm

had the same problem on my 200 for years tony....finally trashed the key switch and replaced it with a heavy duty NAPA push/pull for ign on and a push button for start...that was 9 years ago and they are still working well.....hell man if they are gonna steal it a key switch wont even slow em down with the aircraft engine

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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by Scarecrow » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:08 pm

Things that lock only stop honest people. :rebel:

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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by Duff0113 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:21 pm

I've used heavy duty agriculture switches in the past that have held up well.

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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by Gary S » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:58 am

All I have ever used is 20 amp toggle switch with rubber boot on it.

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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by diamondback0320 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:53 pm

thanks guys..got her fixed

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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by John Fenner » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:26 pm

I use marine style with push to choke, last forever.
I never finish anyth,,,.

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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by HAMMERHEAD » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:56 pm

We use valve stems! If you don't want the boat to start out the caps on! Nobody will figure out how to start it and they don't go bad!

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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by diamondback0320 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:07 am

:scratch:

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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by Olf Art » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:14 am

I like to use a locking Perko switch like you would a master switch on an airplane .... when it's on every circuit on the boat is hot. When it's off, zero battery drain.
Then use waterproof switches for ignition and/or fuel pump, and a starter button.
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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by Huntingwithahoyt » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:41 am

HAMMERHEAD wrote:We use valve stems! If you don't want the boat to start out the caps on! Nobody will figure out how to start it and they don't go bad!
Huh? Please elaborate


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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by diamondback0320 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:34 pm

that's the setup i have olf..ended up going the push button with a 25amp toggle to turn on ignition..no more keys to worry about

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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by HAMMERHEAD » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:10 pm

Huntingwithahoyt wrote:
HAMMERHEAD wrote:We use valve stems! If you don't want the boat to start out the caps on! Nobody will figure out how to start it and they don't go bad!
Huh? Please elaborate
Too much to understand? Lol. Pull the valves out of two valve stems. Solider wire on the inside of the metal tip of each stem. Drill 2 holes about 1-1/2 inches apart and put the rubber end of the stems into the instrument panel. When you want to crank your boat touch the two together. If you don't want a kid to accidentally crank the boat put one or both plastic valve stem caps on. Most adults can't figure out how to crank your boat to steal it they just try to air the tires up! lol. Water and corrosion won't hurt it and you don't have to replace it. The best switch ever!

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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by RazorsEdge » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:27 pm

I have a Mercury Outboard Marine switch on one of my boats and a Suzuki outboard switch on the other. No problems at all. They are made to be outside in the weather fresh or salt water.

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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by Olf Art » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:31 pm

diamondback0320 wrote:that's the setup i have olf..ended up going the push button with a 25amp toggle to turn on ignition..no more keys to worry about
Yup, all my riggin is a big negative buss bar to battery ground .... if I want to add anything like another light or something you can ground it right where it sits, under one of the
mounting bolts. The only wire you have to run to it is a fused/switched hot lead to that appliance, so finding or chasing a good ground is never a problem. Faulty grounds are probably
90% of all DC wiring problems, and this completely solves that. It makes trouble shooting a breeze too. :thumbleft:
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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by diamondback0320 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:51 pm

yeah the problem with mine is all my rigging is aluminum & it seems like I'm always having ground problems with my bow lights etc..with corrosion..not rust or anything cause probably 95% of all fasteners are stainless

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Re: 12v ignition switch

Post by knotright » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:36 am

HAMMERHEAD wrote:
Huntingwithahoyt wrote:
HAMMERHEAD wrote:We use valve stems! If you don't want the boat to start out the caps on! Nobody will figure out how to start it and they don't go bad!
Huh? Please elaborate
Too much to understand? Lol. Pull the valves out of two valve stems. Solider wire on the inside of the metal tip of each stem. Drill 2 holes about 1-1/2 inches apart and put the rubber end of the stems into the instrument panel. When you want to crank your boat touch the two together. If you don't want a kid to accidentally crank the boat put one or both plastic valve stem caps on. Most adults can't figure out how to crank your boat to steal it they just try to air the tires up! lol. Water and corrosion won't hurt it and you don't have to replace it. The best switch ever!
These work incredibly well!

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