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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