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Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

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Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

Post by North Woody » Sat May 25, 2019 9:40 am

I’m hoping you guys can point me in the right direction on this one, as I’ve struck out finding a source on my own. I’m looking for additional keys for my 1936 CC 19’ Runabout as I only have a single key at the moment. The current key is stamped “ilco”, “Made in Canada”, with what looks like a reference number of 10408. The back side is blank. Here are a few pics of it:
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The local Ace hardware store told me that these specialist boat keys are not made available to them, but they can cut one if I can get a blank. And the guys that service and store my ski boat said they didn’t have a source for these. Any chance you guys can point me in the right direction on this one? Thanks!
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1936 Chris Craft 19’ Runabout “Lake Girl”
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Re: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

Post by Don Vogt » Sat May 25, 2019 10:15 am

Is the lock a clum switch? I wrote a blog on all this several years ago here on research related. your best bet is probably old car shows as the clum was used in autos of the period, as well. al schinnerer of calif. classic boats makes clum switch reproductions and maybe his key blanks might work? i think there were about 96 different keys. the number should appear on the switch.
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Re: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

Post by drrot » Sat May 25, 2019 11:40 am

See the small number by the key slot? What is yours?
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Re: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

Post by Jim Godlewski » Sun May 26, 2019 5:27 am

drrot wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:40 am
See the small number by the key slot? What is yours?
Do you have keys Jim?
I had my clum restored at Clawson Classic Instruments, he supplied the keys with it. He probably has them.
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Re: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

Post by drrot » Sun May 26, 2019 9:51 am

A lot of them. Not all. They were originally sold pre-cut. I have the blanks too but trying to see if I have an original. ALL of them are obsolete.
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Re: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

Post by drrot » Sun May 26, 2019 9:54 am

Clum keys 001a.jpg
tried to add this to the previous post
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1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
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Re: Looking for a Key Blank for my ‘36 Runabout

Post by North Woody » Tue May 28, 2019 12:44 pm

Super, thanks Jim. I missed this before we left the lake yesterday morning, so I'll have to take a look when we're back up there in 3 weeks. Thanks for the help and hopefully it matches something you've got!
1936 Chris Craft 19’ Runabout “Lake Girl”
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