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  • #16
    Yeah, if you're handy and just willing to do the work, you can de-rig and flip your boat and DIY with another product or just do a keel on trailer. I'm thinking about getting the stuff Todd originally put on my hull, by Wearalon and refinishing. Should cost about $250 and a few days of work. Also considering getting a line-x type of keel sprayed on as well as the bottom of the transom for banging rocks when rowing. Lots of options about for roll on armor.


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    • #17
      Originally posted by WadingThroughLife View Post
      Yeah, if you're handy and just willing to do the work, you can de-rig and flip your boat and DIY with another product or just do a keel on trailer. I'm thinking about getting the stuff Todd originally put on my hull, by Wearalon and refinishing. Should cost about $250 and a few days of work. Also considering getting a line-x type of keel sprayed on as well as the bottom of the transom for banging rocks when rowing. Lots of options about for roll on armor.


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      Link?

      I need something on the nose of my riverhawk before too long. It's wearing in an area just from sliding it up on concrete boat ramps. I try to pull up on the upstream side off the ramp when I can, but now and then that isn't possible.







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      • #18
        https://bottomcoatings.com


        Probably the 2 stage kit.



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        • #19
          Originally posted by JerryG View Post
          Link?

          I need something on the nose of my riverhawk before too long. It's wearing in an area just from sliding it up on concrete boat ramps. I try to pull up on the upstream side off the ramp when I can, but now and then that isn't possible.







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          Jerry the wetlander stuff is supposedly pretty good but if you're worried about the abrasion on the kinda stem/keel area you may consider grinding it down and glassing in a strip of Kevlar. They sell kits for canoes or you could just order a yard of Kevlar for a few bucks and a quart kit of epoxy. However I don't think epoxy sticks to gelcoat/polyester resin so you'd have to use poly resin. I know people do it with canoes all the time so it could be worth looking into.


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          • #20
            I just stumbled across a site, www.keeleazy.com that has some pretty cost effective peel and stick options.

            Seems like 3M or someone would offer something similar for an industrial application that could be used on a keel, but if they do I haven't found it.

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            • #21
              Huh that 25 dollar canoe kit may be worth a try.


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              • #22
                Needed a little bit more epoxy and was browsing my suppliers website. Thought of a keel guard for my canoe after a rocky run sunday. I'm going to do a test to see if epoxy sticks to my boat but I think I'll need polyester resin. Still, I could have a rock solid kevlar keel guard for less than 20 bucks

                http://store.raka.com/wovenkevlartape-5ozsqyd.aspx
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by troutbum69 View Post
                  Huh that 25 dollar canoe kit may be worth a try.


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                  Going to give this a try for the very front of the keel on my Towee. Basically just for pulling up on to ramps and beaching. Let yall know if it's terrible, haha.

                  I think running a strip of that kelvar down the entire keel would be sweet too. woulndt be too difficult. Any clue what kind of resin you're supposed to use with kelvar?

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                  • #24
                    From what I've read it doesn't matter, just want to make sure you're using resin compatible with your hull.
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                    • #25
                      I'd be curious to hear your feedback once you get the kit installed.

                      It's a 2 piece or 2 layer kit according to the website. Is the base layer different material than the top layer or is it just 2 layers of the same stuff?

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                      • #26
                        Just two layers of different width material. Will keep the thread updated.

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                        • #27
                          Well, I can't recommend the canoe kit for the keel. I feel like I prepped the surface well, and I used the heat gun application. With the keel sitting on the trailer roller, I think there is too much constant pressure on the material, making it want to "flatten" back off the keel. I trimmed it shorter than the roller to see if it'd hold, which I suspect it would if It hadn't already separated.
                          Moral is if doing one of the Keel Eazy applications, I wouldn't adhere to anywhere the trailer will put constant pressure on the material.

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