Over time your boat’s keel can break down its protective gelcoat finish, allowing water to reach and destroy the fiberglass laminates. KeelGuard is a keel protector that helps protect your boat from abrasive sand, rocks, concrete ramps and oyster beds. By applying the KeelGuard to the hull of the boat, you are actually creating a permanent barrier to help protect the hull of your boat.
KeelGuard is a very simple product to install, and has been created for those DIY customers. By following the step-by-step instructions found in the KeelGuard kit, you can install the KeelGuard yourself in about one hour or less. Read more
“Installation was a breeze, I actually put it on in the parking lot of a casino in Laughlin NV. We sure like it and look at it as a small insurance policy on our investment.” Michael M. Glendale, CA. – KeelGuard Customer
Typically, the KeelGuard is mounted 4 – 6 inches above the waterline on the bow, ending 2 – 3 feet or more beyond the lowest point of the keel. For personal watercraft, begin the KeelGuard approximately 1 inch below the bow hook, running the length of the keel, and ending 4 – 6 inches forward of the pump intake.
An important note to keep in mind: the KeelGuard should not be applied over boat bottom or anti-fouling paint. Often times the paint will fail and pull away from the boat taking the KeelGuard with it. Anti-fouling paints are designed to wear off over time, and for obvious reasons are not conducive for a good bonding surface. If boat bottom or anit-fouling paints is already on the boat, it should be sanded off the area where the KeelGuard will be applied. This will insure a permanent bond of the 3M adhesive. If desired, boat bottom or anti-fouling paint can be applied over the KeelGuard once it has been installed.
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Do you own an inflatable boat that looks like it has seen better days? We wanted to pass along a customer satisfaction story about how one boat owner successfully restored their old, faded, deteriorating inflatable boat to look like new!
For many boat owners, inflatable boats have become a must have product. But what is a boat owner to do when their inflatable boat becomes faded from years of wear and tear. For one boat owner, purchasing a new inflatable boat was just not an option.
Using a regular one part paint system generally works if applied to the right type of boat under the right conditions. However, it will not rebuild the hypalon coating. This boat owner chose to use Tuff-coat inflatable boat paint to help restore his boat because of the two part basecoat- topcoat finish.
The basecoat sinks into the bare fabric and bonds the thread bare areas. While the topcoat works as a sealant, helping to keep your inflatable boat looking like new.
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