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#12267991 - 05/29/17 01:39 PM What keel keel protector to install.
Ranger481 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/16
Posts: 140
Loc: Seguin Texas
Had a keel protector fail and am looking to replace it my self. Which one would ya'll recommend?

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#12268032 - 05/29/17 02:30 PM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: Ranger481]
forkduc Online   content
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 11331
Loc: Plano,Texas
Hambys


Edited by forkduc (05/29/17 02:30 PM)

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#12268095 - 05/29/17 03:24 PM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: Ranger481]
Basshead21 Online   content
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Registered: 03/20/05
Posts: 610
Loc: Fishing
Keel shield. They have life time warranty. Bought mine from academy. Busted my up called them up that sent me a new one.

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#12268101 - 05/29/17 03:28 PM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: Ranger481]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4461
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
They are all better than grinding fiberglass. That said, they are also only as good as the installation. The installation requires substantial prep work.
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#12268103 - 05/29/17 03:30 PM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: Ranger481]
John175 ® Online   content
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Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 65741
Loc: Realville
Hamby's Beaching Bumper FTW.

I had one of the self install ones and did get the free replacement twice. I decided to get a permanent fix and Tommy at Rockwall Mirine had his guys put a Hamby's Beaching Bumper on a few years back. One of the best investments I made for my boat.
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#12268106 - 05/29/17 03:33 PM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: SteezMacQueen]
tmd11111 Online   content
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Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 415
Loc: San Angelo
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
They are all better than grinding fiberglass. That said, they are also only as good as the installation. The installation requires substantial prep work.


^^^This^^^
I recently installed a Megaware KeelGuard but any of the big three are all about the same quality but prep work is the key for long lasting adhesion.

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#12268114 - 05/29/17 03:42 PM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: Ranger481]
greenen Offline
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Registered: 05/24/08
Posts: 778
Loc: Harker Heights
I have a Keel Guard. It's 5 years old now and starting to separate from the adhesive strip at the bow end. Still functional but would have preferred a Hamby's.

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#12268165 - 05/29/17 04:23 PM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: John175 ®]
MV Offline
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Registered: 09/19/03
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Loc: richardson tx usa
Originally Posted By: John175 ®
Hamby's Beaching Bumper FTW.

I had one of the self install ones and did get the free replacement twice. I decided to get a permanent fix and Tommy at Rockwall Mirine had his guys put a Hamby's Beaching Bumper on a few years back. One of the best investments I made for my boat.


Tommy put mine on too. 1999 still on

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#12268255 - 05/29/17 05:36 PM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: Ranger481]
jlp1 Online   content
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Registered: 11/11/05
Posts: 295
Loc: Garland
Hamby's...good warranty. Replaced the original after 12 years.

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#12268529 - 05/29/17 08:33 PM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: Ranger481]
DLamTX Offline
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Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 284
Loc: Gatesville, TX
Hamby's Beaching Bumper

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#12269227 - 05/30/17 09:52 AM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: Ranger481]
FACSR Offline
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Registered: 05/10/12
Posts: 230
Loc: Central Texas
I went to line-x in Killeen and got the spray on keel guard, best money spent , honestly good for the life of the boat and super tough. My 2 cents


Edited by FACSR (05/30/17 09:53 AM)

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#12269364 - 05/30/17 11:19 AM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: FACSR]
Ranger481 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/16
Posts: 140
Loc: Seguin Texas
Never thought of that. How thick are they able to get it?

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#12269376 - 05/30/17 11:27 AM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: Ranger481]
Beast From The East Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 827
Loc: North East, TX
I put a Megaware KeelGuard on mine. The key is to get it super clean after taking the old one off. I also ran a bead of black marine silicone around the entire keel guard.

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#12269547 - 05/30/17 12:46 PM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: FACSR]
T Bird Online   content
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 5044
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Originally Posted By: FACSR
I went to line-x in Killeen and got the spray on keel guard, best money spent , honestly good for the life of the boat and super tough. My 2 cents


Have had 2 of these on different boats. Absolutely bullet proof! thumb

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#12269729 - 05/30/17 02:24 PM Re: What keel keel protector to install. [Re: Ranger481]
Bossbowman Online   content
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Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 2867
Loc: Hill county
Originally Posted By: Ranger481
Never thought of that. How thick are they able to get it?
As thick as you want it, keel-X is the route I would go if I needed a new one. You see alot of them around belton, tough as nails.

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