Whisper fitted Keel Shield on Never Enough cos when the WUKSART guys took the rib round Britain they did some damage to the keel and I guess this was in Scotland of all places see attached photo. last weekend I was more or less beaching at Newtown Creek and was very pleased to have had Keel Shield fitted
Keel Shield and Keel Guard are more or less the same and for sure have not influence on the performance. Keel Shield also make such from Kevlar so if you think you need extra protection go for that type. I believe the Keel Shield importer (specialistsmallcraft) is a forum member so buy from him and support the RibNet Trade members. we buy a lot from them . Do not use it if you launch & recover with trailer unless you have the whole length of the keel covered in one single strip.
look here : TLC for Never Enough