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Old 22 January 2019, 02:07   #1
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Keel Guards/Protectors

Hi all.

Just wondering what the thinking is with regards to the different types of keel guards.
I remember seeing something here last week but...Ö.

I've noted that there are quite a few of the rubber type such as Megaware, Keel Shield etc, however which would be considered better?

What would the peoples choice be?

All opinions appreciated as I need to make a decision

Thanks.

Matt.
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Old 22 January 2019, 02:37   #2
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Hi Matt, no idea in comparison but I had a keel guard on for 8 years before it started to lift - and where it lifted first was where it meets a keel roller (of course keelguard recommend you avoid centre rollers probably for that reason). Iím fitting a new one of the same type shortly.
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I had KeelGuard on my Searider . It was hard to install it on the sharp bow and that was the place where it came off first .
On the Vipermax 7 I had for 5 years the KeelShield Kevlar .
No issues at all .
But need to say that the boat sat on a roller coaster trailer .
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Hi Matt, no idea in comparison but I had a keel guard on for 8 years before it started to lift - and where it lifted first was where it meets a keel roller (of course keelguard recommend you avoid centre rollers probably for that reason). Iím fitting a new one of the same type shortly.
Thanks for that.

Was it the Megaware KeelGuard that you used/are using?

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I had KeelGuard on my Searider . It was hard to install it on the sharp bow and that was the place where it came off first .
On the Vipermax 7 I had for 5 years the KeelShield Kevlar .
No issues at all .
But need to say that the boat sat on a roller coaster trailer .
Thanks for the info.

How long did it last before lifting on the Searider?
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Thanks for the info.

How long did it last before lifting on the Searider?
It did not take long . As mentioned I found it challenging to install on the knife sharp bow .
I personally would go again for the KeelShield Kevlar .
Not because they claim its the strongest on the market but I found it easier to install.

*just seen - the down side is that Keelshield Kevlar is more expensive and available only in black
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Thanks for that.

Was it the Megaware KeelGuard that you used/are using?

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Hi Matt

Yes the Megaware one. I would assume the main importance is how itís installed
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It did not take long . As mentioned I found it challenging to install on the knife sharp bow .
I personally would go again for the KeelShield Kevlar .
Not because they claim its the strongest on the market but I found it easier to install.

*just seen - the down side is that Keelshield Kevlar is more expensive and available only in black
Do you have a photo of the keelguard on the searider? I was considering fitting one myself but not sure it'll fit very well as theres some tight angles on there.
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Do you have a photo of the keelguard on the searider? I was considering fitting one myself but not sure it'll fit very well as theres some tight angles on there.
Thats the pictures I have . Hope it helps .



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Hi Matt

Yes the Megaware one. I would assume the main importance is how itís installed
Thanks.

I agree, like a lot of things, it depends on the quality of the installation.
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