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Old 26 May 2020, 12:40   #1
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Has anyone used this

I bought my RIB second hand. Currently tarting it up a bit, it has a few scuffs on the keel as if its been run up a sandy beach, no gouge just a bit rough,

Wondering if this would be a short term solution

https://www.force4.co.uk/item/Force-...mx50mm-Kit/D23
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Old 26 May 2020, 14:13   #2
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Hey Tim. I've used it on my 4.5m RIB as a protective measure for concrete slipways. It's tough as old boots and very sticky.

Just takes a bit of care to apply - the instructions were very clear about sanding the area etc, and a heat gun is a great investment for bending it round the curve of the bow.

Now means I can drag the nose onto the slip while I fetch the trailer without worrying about the gel coat.

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I bought my RIB second hand. Currently tarting it up a bit, it has a few scuffs on the keel as if its been run up a sandy beach, no gouge just a bit rough,

Wondering if this would be a short term solution

https://www.force4.co.uk/item/Force-...mx50mm-Kit/D23
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Old 27 May 2020, 03:10   #3
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i had keel guard on my rib for 6 years with no probs as Nick says handy to rest the boat on whilst getting the trailer.
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Old 27 May 2020, 03:34   #4
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Hey Tim. I've used it on my 4.5m RIB as a protective measure for concrete slipways. It's tough as old boots and very sticky.

Just takes a bit of care to apply - the instructions were very clear about sanding the area etc, and a heat gun is a great investment for bending it round the curve of the bow.

Now means I can drag the nose onto the slip while I fetch the trailer without worrying about the gel coat.

Hi Nick thanks, is it this exact stuff your using as they do one 3 times the price
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Old 27 May 2020, 04:18   #5
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Make sure you take your time fitting as if not fitted straight it really shows.
Always had mine fitted by expert,( RodellaRibs ) in Poole.
Not cheap but really worth it.
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Old 27 May 2020, 07:11   #6
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Hi Nick thanks, is it this exact stuff your using as they do one 3 times the price
The Keelguard is about 80 per metre and this one is less than 10. I'd imagine there was some difference in performance but you never know with marine products.

I'd like some Keelguard but I think it specifically says that you shouldn't have continuous pressure on it from a keel roller for example.

At 6m long you could probably cut it into three 2m lengths and change it when it becomes tatty.

Let us know how you get on.
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Old 27 May 2020, 15:06   #7
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The Keelguard is about 80 per metre and this one is less than 10. I'd imagine there was some difference in performance but you never know with marine products.

I'd like some Keelguard but I think it specifically says that you shouldn't have continuous pressure on it from a keel roller for example.

At 6m long you could probably cut it into three 2m lengths and change it when it becomes tatty.

Let us know how you get on.
It will be very interesting to see how this goes ,as you say seems very fair price !!
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Old 28 May 2020, 05:20   #8
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[I'd like some Keelguard but I think it specifically says that you shouldn't have continuous pressure on it from a keel roller for example.]

correct it dents
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Old 29 May 2020, 10:31   #9
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When refitting my Ribtec and having the boat upside down, I fitted a stainless steel keel strip.

Its very purposeful and I love the look of it, although judging from the photo the bit above the winch U-bolt could do with a wipe, I thinks that's soap suds from its last wash.
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