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Old 03 December 2007, 04:36   #11
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Originally Posted by shirehorse View Post
Do they effect handling or cause drag?
No to handling You may loose a knot or two!

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Old 03 December 2007, 10:03   #12
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They sound like avery good idea to me just wondering why you see so few about or have i just not noticed.

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Old 04 December 2007, 07:13   #13
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These are brilliant and I can't recommend them enough!

When I fitted mine there was no noticable drop in performance and the trailer does not damage the strip at all.

Mine ran down from the bow to halfway down the keel leaving the planning pad free.

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Old 07 December 2007, 13:24   #14
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I've had one on mine for the last 3 years and I think it has been beneficial as I occasionally beach.

Earlier this year it started to separate from the hull but only in a small area. A quick note to the UK distributor with a couple of photos and with no hassle they honored their lifetime guarantee and a new one arrived in the post.

I know really it shouldn't have started to come off - but service was fantastic.

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Old 07 December 2007, 16:30   #15
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We have full keel shield on our boat. It's pretty tough. No visible distortion from rollers. It's very good for the odd beaching, particularly if the transom is touching the bottom, and the wave action could lift it if you're unlucky, causing the weight of the engine to damage the keel. As far as speed loss, couldn't comment....nothing to compare it with.
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