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Old 08-18-2013, 10:24 AM
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Sledge Sledge is offline
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Boat: Mastercraft, Prostar 200, 1990, Mercury Black Max 200
Location: Wisconsin
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Bow Roller

Not today, but added a keel roller to the trailer a few weeks ago.

The PO let the keel get into pretty bad shape. The nylon pad had been worn through as well as the carpet that he installed over it. I had the keel repaired and promptly replaced the keel pad. It did not take long to see that the new pad would soon be wearing through as well, so the plan was hatched.

Although several, more elaborate ideas were floated around, in the end, simplicity was the winner. Made some mounting brackets to be welded to the existing cross member and installed the roller. Notched the old pad to fit around the brackets so that the pad could be installed as a just in case. Boat has been launched several time since and all is well so far.
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