Originally Posted By: bowriter
Usually, the first hour fishing at DC, we don't even start the big motor.

I do that quite often myself. I park my boat in the garage so the keys are always in it, but I left the boat outside for a 3 week period at one time under a "weather proof" cover and kept the keys inside to prevent theft somewhat. Got to the ramp a few times and realized no boat keys, but was still fine.
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