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#12585501 - 01/19/18 08:08 AM Re: DIY keel guard [Re: collincountytx]
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TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 15926
Loc: Dallas, TX
The Gorilla tape + heat gun method was the most cost effective and durable method (also tried the racer's tape, but the Gorilla tape was more durable)

I'd recommend the extra wide Gorilla tape (Wmart has it)

I found the source of my kayak leak (it was the drain plugs); the hull is intact (even had it professionally tested)
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#12691508 - 03/27/18 12:31 PM Re: DIY keel guard [Re: collincountytx]
aznative96 Offline
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Registered: 03/26/18
Posts: 7
Loc: Leeward, O'ahu, Hawaii
I am looking at using this stuff. http://www.keeleazy.com/. one of the benefits is you can order it by the foot.

Phil
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#12694398 - 03/29/18 08:13 AM Re: DIY keel guard [Re: collincountytx]
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You can get a free sample of keeleazy before you purchase.

I'd get a free sample and place it on your kayak hull or keel. I'd then cut a piece of equally sized gorilla tape on a symmetrical or equally stressed area. See how they perform against vs each other over 60 days.

Use a heat gun (lightly) after applying the gorilla tape--gets it to bond really well to the HDPE.
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#12699155 - 04/02/18 08:02 AM Re: DIY keel guard [Re: collincountytx]
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Registered: 01/17/09
Posts: 283
Loc: Wisconsin
One tip that I read elsewhere on the Gorilla tape. I haven't done it yet, but plan on it for this season.

First put a brightly colored Gorilla tape down, then a second layer of another color on top. When the top layer wears through you will notice the brightly colored tape below - BEFORE it starts to wear on the hull you can replace the outer layer of tape.

Just a thought to consider.
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