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Old 08 November 2006, 04:11   #1
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Protecting Hull

How do I protect the V section of my hull at the bow when I park on the slip to get the trailer? I've read somewhere on the forum there is a stick-on V shaped scuff pad that runs the length of the hull that will do the job.

Who supplies it? Thanks in advance.
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Old 08 November 2006, 04:20   #2
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If you use the forum search function and type in "keel guard" it will turn up quite a few threads on this subject, have a look through those. I am still thinking about it but I've got bigger problems to be worrying about at the moment!
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Old 08 November 2006, 05:44   #3
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keel guard is avertised in most of the rib mags, supposed to be very good, roughly £40 per metre!!
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Find a slip where you can tie up on a pontoon or put the anchor out whilst you get the car sorted.

Otherwise Keelguard which is a rubber strip or I have seen a steel strip but I don't know who makes that. But Zebedee had one and that is the Jackeens old boat. They will know.
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Old 08 November 2006, 15:36   #6
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I got it direct from the USA worked out much cheaper
Very easy to fit & dose the job very well!
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Old 08 November 2006, 15:57   #7
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Nick,

Was it really that easy to fit. I've always been worried out splashing all that money out and having the thing fall off on me.

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I remember reading on here somewhere that it is basically the same as rubbing strip - only rubbing strip is a LOT cheaper!!!
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3M Keelguard

I use it on my Hurricane. We routinely beach the boat on limestone and it has held up well. It attaches with an epoxy quite easily assuming your trailer isn't in the way. Mine just runs about 1/3 of the hull...

I looked at the stainless steel version Zodiac offers, but it was really expensive, hard to install and supposedly it adds so much weight, it effects performance....
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Nick,

Was it really that easy to fit. I've always been worried out splashing all that money out and having the thing fall off on me.

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It is very very easy to fit, clean the area of hull, peal off the backing paper & stick it on!

It is much harder than rubbing strip & sooo much easier to fit
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