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Keel Guard on MA17

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My trailer is not the best for loading and I keep pinging the keel.

Rather than change out the trailer..I'm thinking I get a keel guard...

any comments (yes/no) and pictures of installs.

 

dc

 

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RobVan   

Just a thought - I had the same problem on my 22 when I would load on a steep ramp. I added a couple of rollers on the front cross beams and that seemed to keep the aluminum and fiberglass from intimate encounters...

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54 minutes ago, RobVan said:

Just a thought - I had the same problem on my 22 when I would load on a steep ramp. I added a couple of rollers on the front cross beams and that seemed to keep the aluminum and fiberglass from intimate encounters...

I am looking at this as well...it's about $400 for the hardware and install....I'm looking for a cheap solution I guess..

 

dc

 

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You know the old saying. You can do it cheap or you can do it right. You will end up doing it right eventually and then it definitely won't be cheap. As much as you use your boat $400 isn't bad at all. 

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18 hours ago, Wanaflatsfish said:

My trailer is not the best for loading and I keep pinging the keel.

Rather than change out the trailer..I'm thinking I get a keel guard...

any comments (yes/no) and pictures of installs.

 

dc

 

Maybe have the keel sprayed with LINEX, but the real answer is fix the trailer.  I had similar problem with my original trailer and had 2 more bunks added.

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On 9/5/2017 at 9:20 PM, bigsnook35 said:

You know the old saying. You can do it cheap or you can do it right. You will end up doing it right eventually and then it definitely won't be cheap. As much as you use your boat $400 isn't bad at all. 

 

After this hurricane....probably won't even have my skiff.....

 

Uggggh......

DC

 

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ReelWork   

Rob Van- could you post a pic of what you did?

Wanna- I'm sure there are pics on here of your boat- but- do you have room to slide the center post/receiver back to the rear? I was told I have 2-4" to slide mine back- just haven't yet.

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RobVan   

I don't have any pix as I sold that boat a few years ago. I believe I used something like this:

Image result for boat trailer rollers

 

Dino - Fingers crossed you have minimal damage.

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