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#10833282 - 05/10/15 05:06 PM Keel Guard?
Smurfs Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 2019
Loc: Fort Worth
Thinking of installing a Keel Guard. Worth it or not. if so where is the cheapest place to purchase one? Academy has them for $129.00
Thanks for Input!
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#10833706 - 05/10/15 07:49 PM Re: Keel Guard? [Re: Smurfs]
RL206 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 775
Loc: Fate Texas
They claim to have a lifetime guarantee, free replacement if it wears out or falls off. Mine wore a hole in it and they offered to send me a new one for half price. That's not what free replacement means to me. I'm not doing any business with them anymore. To answer your question, yes they do help protect the hull.

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#10843372 - 05/14/15 07:46 AM Re: Keel Guard? [Re: Smurfs]
lamoon78 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4360
Loc: Livingston Tx
I had one I installed on my old boat and it was still there and in good shape when I sold it 5 years after install but the Hambys I have on my new boat I think is way better and will last alot longer.

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#10843888 - 05/14/15 10:35 AM Re: Keel Guard? [Re: Smurfs]
Allan W Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1180
Loc: EM Lake
Originally Posted By: Smurfs
Thinking of installing a Keel Guard. Worth it or not. if so where is the cheapest place to purchase one? Academy has them for $129.00
Thanks for Input!


Mine fell off after about 3 years...

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#10844379 - 05/14/15 01:40 PM Re: Keel Guard? [Re: Smurfs]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 5320
Loc: The Colony, TX
I wore a hole in one of mine and they did send me a new one free. But the removal of the old one was a bear. I had a Hamby's put on a couple of years later. The Keel Guards are a light weight guard and don't hold up to rocks or other abrasive objects for very long.
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#10844629 - 05/14/15 03:17 PM Re: Keel Guard? [Re: Smurfs]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4220
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Line X thumb
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#10849918 - 05/16/15 11:11 PM Re: Keel Guard? [Re: Smurfs]
JoeFriday Offline
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Registered: 05/23/13
Posts: 786
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Best prices I found was here. http://www.blackbearsportinggoods.com/Keelguard_7ft_Blk_p/ellmega20207.htm Haven't hit the first year, but so far, so good.
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#10850023 - 05/17/15 04:06 AM Re: Keel Guard? [Re: T Bird]
ScottCook Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 675
Loc: Granbury, TX
Originally Posted By: T Bird
Line X thumb

to do the install or have Line X applied to protect the keel.

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