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Old 07-30-2014, 07:15 PM
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Keel Roller Thoughts

As I was wasting time thinking boating and trailering and surfing various sight I was thinking of adding one of these on each side of my keel roller bracket - just need a 2 inch longer axle. Don't need it but be a good idea as a preventative thing - I know some of us have scraped the keel by putting trailer too deep ... more of an MCOCD thing
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:25 PM
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I just put on a new Stoltz keel roller to replace the original black rubber one on my trailer and considered these end caps, but the keel only has about a 1" surface area that touches the roller and the roller is already 10" wide. So I decided against the end caps because the roller already is very forgiving to being off center when loading. I thought the end caps made more sense on the bow roller, but I don't have one of those.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:52 AM
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Call me paranoid but I added them to my keel roller for piece of mind. So far, It doesn't look like the boat has ever touched them. Cheap insurance.

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Old 08-02-2014, 09:56 AM
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Call me paranoid but I added them to my keel roller for piece of mind. So far, It doesn't look like the boat has ever touched them. Cheap insurance.

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Old 08-02-2014, 10:22 AM
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My brother had an old Glastron trihull fishing boat that would have benefited from those. We were loading on a ramp on the Wisconsin River with a stiff side current and punched a hole right through the boat. Good thing it was an ugly boat and putting a patch on it didn't hurt it's looks one bit.
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