So I was getting the boat ready for Memorial Weekend, and left to go make up new trailer safety chains. I hear the boat start up. Hmmmm, OK? I walk back to the running boat, and no one's around. I turn the boat off sure that my wife was being silly with me. About 3 minutes later the same thing happens.....boat starts up and no one's around when I get there. I kill the boat and take the key out of the ignition and stash under the seat cushion.
I leave and go to my in-laws to press my s-hooks on my chains. A short while later my wife calls me frantic, saying the boats running in the yard and the keys not in the switch. What!?!? My wife gets the key and manages to kill the boat, and I run back home. The boat starts itself up and kills itself 9 times before I could get back. As I pull up, my wife is crazy looking, and trying to get at the battery....LOL
Long story short, my ignition switch went out in a very strange way. With the key "out", the boat would start and idle, and then shut itself off at random. Lucky Lucky, this could have been a real bad day.