During summer time, there is an increase in rafting and floating the Willamette and Mckenzie rivers. They are both beautiful and we would highly recommend it. But, we also have a lot of people loosing their car keys in the river. So here are a few different ways to prevent loosing your keys in the river.
1) The safest way is to not take your keys on the river. You can do the following:
a) Use a hide a key, or wire your key underneath your vehicle. Here is one from Lucky Line.
b) Leave you keys with someone who is staying on land and is available to meet you at the end with your keys.
c) An odd option, that we have seen, is lock your keys in the car and schedule a locksmith to come just open the car for you.
2) If you must take your keys on the river, make sure there are secured to a floating device and the raft.
a) Use a Key Buoy or float such as below from Luck Line. They cost about $5.
b) Use a water tight dry bag, with a clip for the raft. Sealine is a good brand.
If you are reading this article after the fact, and have lost your car keys in the river, give us a call at 541.632.3968 and well come out and make keys for you. Happy floating!