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Old 22 March 2009, 15:55   #11
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If the trailer is set up so the keel rests on rollers, then a keelguard should not be fitted.

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Old 22 March 2009, 17:47   #12
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Originally Posted by Markyboyo View Post
I couldn't see how keelguards claim that it may improve performance would hold true. Losing a knot of my top end wouldn't be the end of the world but I wonder if there would be a noticeable increase in fuel consumption?? (
I think the theory is that by fitting the keelguard you don't end up with dinks and chips in your hull which would slow you down more than the keelguard alone would. Mine has certainly protected the keel. Where it isn't fitted there are bits of gel coat missing from the pebbles and rocks that the boat settles on each tide.
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Old 28 March 2009, 08:08   #13
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I have no difference or speed or fuel economy due to my keel gaurd

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