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Old 01-24-2018, 08:40 AM   #1
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Strong Floating Keychain

Are there floating keychains out there for heavier keys, 150gr and up?
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150g sounds like a lot! What are you trying to float?

This one says 80g:

https://www.starmarinedepot.com/davi...SABEgI--fD_BwE
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Ah Ha! How about 1Kg?!?!?

Water Buoy - 1kg Auto Inflate Lift w/Light | APS
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I know those, too weak.
I don't want to handle multiple keys, always have one on me for the camper, the home, the office and the boat.
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:14 AM   #6
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Yes, a boat fender would work.

Where you boat, a floating key holder might work but where I boat most of the time, the keys will float out of reach because of the current before you can reach them.

A better plan is to not drop them in the first place. Keep them in your pocket when stepping over water and never hand them to someone over water.

And have spares available just in case you forget my suggestions.
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Split your keys into multiple chains. Most floats only provide buoyancy for 80 grams it seems. That means 2 keychains. Why would you have boat keys and office keys on the same keychain? I would want to keep them far apart

https://www.davisnet.com/product/key-buoy/
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Or convert as many as possible to digital keypad type locks.
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Whatever you get dispose of the bead chain. ALmost always break sooner or later.
I use a black Tyrap now on all the floaters.
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A better plan is to not drop them in the first place. Keep them in your pocket when stepping over water and never hand them to someone over water....
A good rule to adopt. I once dropped car keys I was holding down the gap between the elevator car floor and elevator shaft. Ever since then....
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Yes, a boat fender would work.

Where you boat, a floating key holder might work but where I boat most of the time, the keys will float out of reach because of the current before you can reach them.

A better plan is to not drop them in the first place. Keep them in your pocket when stepping over water and never hand them to someone over water.

And have spares available just in case you forget my suggestions.
Doing all that, still paranoid - I might split them afterall
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Split your keys into multiple chains. Most floats only provide buoyancy for 80 grams it seems. That means 2 keychains. Why would you have boat keys and office keys on the same keychain? I would want to keep them far apart

https://www.davisnet.com/product/key-buoy/
It's a stupid first world problem, I know.
I found myself walking back home after arriving at the boat with the wrong keychain in my pocket, I should simply just get my act together
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A good rule to adopt. I once dropped car keys I was holding down the gap between the elevator car floor and elevator shaft. Ever since then....
Been there done that and worse, hence the consideration of alternatives to my clumsiness
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Might work, thanks.
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I tested a number of key rings a few years back when I found my standard foam floating key chain would not float my 5 keys. I ended up with a cork float ball key chain. It easily floats 5 average size keys, the downside is it is about 2" in diameter and does not fit in your pocket. Not easily lost however.
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Whatever you get dispose of the bead chain. ALmost always break sooner or later.
I use a black Tyrap now on all the floaters.
Yep those bead chains will corrode and break. Been there and done that. Luckily, I didn't lose the keys.
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It's a stupid first world problem, I know.
I found myself walking back home after arriving at the boat with the wrong keychain in my pocket, I should simply just get my act together
Consider this - You're cruising a hundred miles or more from home. You lock the boat with the keys in it or you lose the keys. What now?

Consider hiding a set of boat keys on the boat somewhere. Use your imagination, I'm not going to tell you where mine are hidden.

Another advantage to this is, if you hire a contractor to work on your boat, you don't have to meet him at the boat, just tell him where they keys are.
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