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Old 10th Apr 2007, 11:20
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Where to put the car key when surfing.

Knowing what an clever lot JB'ers are, (although I still havn't caught the mouse), I thought I'd throw my little problem for discussion out for debate.

Before the demise of my faithfull hound, surfing Fistral was simple. Roll up in the car, don the rubber gear, attach key to dog's collar, and go and have a tumble with the board and surf.

Unfortunately, I'm now left with the key, which I'm a little unkeen to take into the water. (It can be a bit like being in a washing machine in those rollers), and allthough the local shack offers to look after said key, this then restricts surfing hours. (Nothing more magical than a high tide sunset in Fistral. )

Surfing elsewhere, eg Gower, is simple- said key can easilly be left on front tyre (honest lot the Welsh), but there are loads of warning signs stating that the Newquay visiting possy (big drug problem unfortunately), have taken to stalking lone surfers such as myself, and watching where we put our keys, enabling them to help themselves to booty- (a p*ss ridden old wetsuit in my case).

Any solutions respectfully requested.
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 11:23
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Try one of these. Hope that's not considered advertising but it would solve your problem.
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 11:23
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Place key in condom tie knot in same,hand round neck on piece of string,bit salt water won't hurt the Condom so you will be able to use it again and again.

PS You may have to purchase a condom from the North of England,one understands Welsh ones would be too small to hold a key fob.
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 11:25
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nearly all wetsuits have a key pocket, either around the zip, or on the ankle or wrist. failing that put it in the pocket of your boardies and put the wetsuit on over it.

Point of interest newquay is crap and full of tosser's best to head up to constantine fr some mid-tide reef action or if its onshore nail some Harlin bay.

happy days friend
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 12:41
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don the rubber gear
It's ok, you're amongst friends here. No need to pretend you've been "surfing"
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 12:47
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Wasn't there some airline pax recently who set off the alarms due to items secreted internally in a rear body cavity?
You could always try it . . .
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 13:02
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I bought a sealable waterproof grab bag. Use it for sailing and body boarding, I'm crap at surfing. But you just tie it round your waist with a cheap nylon belt. I got meself a Ripcurl one. The bag floats, it's waterproof and it doesn't get in the way.
You can get them in any ships chandlers.
Hasn't come off yet.

There are small plastic tubes for keys which go round your neck so you can make gurgling noises as it strangles you while you drown. They're not very good.

Low tech. Put the keys in a freezer bag and put it inside your wetsuit. They're not going to go anywhere.
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 13:13
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???????

Where to put the car key when surfing?????
Well, on the table, beside the mouse-pad, or in your pocket...or...!

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Old 10th Apr 2007, 13:54
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Thanks chaps, I'll give the key thingamy a go, just wondered if there was anyway I could leave it with the car.


Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh......Thought I looked quite fetching me'self What's a gimp? (original image deleted to protect those of feeble mind)


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Old 10th Apr 2007, 14:09
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Well you can buy a magnetic key holder that attaches anywhere to the body of your car ... up under the wheel arch for example ... but if, as you say, there are people who watch to see where you put the keys, that might not be a very good idea.
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 14:24
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I put my car keys in my trunks. Quite safe there.

BTW, anyone swimming down near Biaritz, if you find a set of SAAB car keys they are mine. Sold the car since however.
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 14:32
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On top of a rear tyre or in the exhaust pipe are possible options - possibly rather well known though.
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 15:20
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"Thanks chaps, I'll give the key thingamy a go, just wondered if there was anyway I could leave it with the car."

Secrete a key on the car in a magnetic keyholder or other, BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR SURFING. When you arrive, lock the other key inside the car. Nobody sees you hide the key, and you don't have to carry it with you.

Better yet, leave the secret key in place all the time and you will never have to call the locksmith to let you in.
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 15:52
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But will the locksmith know where you've hidden the key when you forget?
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 15:56
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Also I need the key to lock the car. The old trick of locking the open door no longer works. I guess one reason was people locking themselves out!

You just might be able to shut all the doors bar the boot. Then leave the key in the boot.
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:10
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You just might be able to shut all the doors bar the boot. Then leave the key in the boot.
Exactly what I did on my first business trip after joining a new employer in Denmark. Drove the Audi 100 to Esbjerg (in good time) to catch the North Sea ferry to England, locked the car doors (before central locking) removed my jacket (it was hot and sunny, and I was going to watch the activities in the harbour), put the jacket in the boot and slammed-it shut.
Ok, no problem, we were covered by 'Emergency call-out' (similar to AA, but better), but the papers giving the telephone number and the membership authorisation were in the glovebox . . .

As departure-time for the ferry approached, a docker appeared with a coathanger, and . . .

saved . . .


(My second trip there was the Air Traffic Controllers strike in Italy (all International flights stopped) when I'd arrived from Bari planning a night in Rome before flying back to Denmark first thing next morning to collect the Audi and drive to England again for a critical high-level meeting. Very little money, no company credit cards as yet, air ticket not negotiable . . .

got a flight to Milan, then overnight train to Geneva and flight to Copenhagen - no money left for duty free . . . )
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:25
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Drop it in the sand at your feet I guarentee nobody will ever find it including yourself,dropped a solid gold cufflink on Tynemouth Beach once,it weighed about a ounce so one was reluctant to lose it,I watched it fall and hit the sand and disapear, four people and self dug up the beach at the spot it fell for a hour but it was gone forever.
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 16:32
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Originally Posted by tony draper View Post
Drop it in the sand at your feet I guarentee nobody will ever find it including yourself,dropped a solid gold cufflink on Tynemouth Beach once,it weighed about a ounce so one was reluctant to lose it,I watched it fall and hit the sand and disapear, four people and self dug up the beach at the spot it fell for a hour but it was gone forever.
Right, off to Tynemouth now with a metal detector ... there is gold that sand!
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 17:55
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Remove fob from keyring and leave in glovebox.

Lock car with key.

Many lifejackets and wet suits have a clip inside a pocket to which keyring can be clipped and the pocket then zipped or velcroed shut.
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Old 10th Apr 2007, 18:02
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Of course one could always catch bus to the beach.
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