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Old 27 February 2004, 09:40   #11
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No complaints with mine.
Not sure if you lose any speed though.
Mine was already fitted. Anyone done a before and after speed test?
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Old 27 February 2004, 09:52   #12
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I had a Keelguard fitted to my 4.8 Ribcraft. Good bit of kit in my opinion. There was no difference in speed at all after fitment.
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Old 27 February 2004, 15:21   #13
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I am sure you would have no come back with the company if the rubbing strake fell off after a couple of weeks.

Why would it fall off? It doesn't fall off your tubes, does it? It's able to scrape along barnacled walls, rocks and jetties for years without failing. You're being conned.
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Old 27 February 2004, 16:48   #14
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Had it for three years and not seen any depriciation in speed,

Never had to use it in anger, but it is there

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Old 28 February 2004, 04:50   #15
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Many thanks for all your comments.
I do think that it is over priced! But it dose look very easy to fit which is a plus point & it looks like any one who has used it likes it!
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Old 28 February 2004, 04:56   #16
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<quote> You're being conned.

Possibly so - but like most things I buy I get what is designed to do the job and has at least a hint of guarantee it will do it.

<quote> Why would it fall off? It doesn't fall off your tubes, does it?

Nope not yet - but it is stuck to PU / Hypalon not GRP. I have no knowledge of adhesives but seem to remember you need different ones for PU and Hypalon so guess you probably need a different one for GRP.

Guess we will probably have to disagree on this one but I'll stick to the official keelguard. If anyone tries rubbing strake and it stays on for multiple seasons I'm sure i will be swayed.

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Old 28 February 2004, 07:45   #17
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Mike, I understand your reasoning on the adhesives but consider the join of your tubes to your hull: Fibreglass to fabric.
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Old 28 April 2004, 11:08   #18
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Hi well I did go for the Keelguard in the end, ordered 12' from Keelgard them selves in the US cost £150 including shipping delivered in 6 weeks thatís 12.5 per foot!
UK price £228.50 not a bad saving now what can I spend the £78.50 I have saved?
Well I still have the job of fitting it yet!
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Old 28 April 2004, 12:26   #19
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sounds like you have got a good price there. I have one on a ribtec and it is good. I don't think that £20 a foot is to bad if you look at the cost of standing rigging on a yacht, or the price of dylema for example. Boats are expensive.

Has anoyone hit anything hard with a keel gaurd and if so what happened. IE a sinking container ect.
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UK price £228.50 not a bad saving now what can I spend the £78.50 I have saved?
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Hmm, what about duty + vat? and then what do you do if it falls off after a couple of weeks. I'm all for saving money but sometimes it's better to have the backup of a uk agent!!
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