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  1. #1
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    Default Keel Protection for Hobie

    I am looking for a link or product that any fellow member uses to protect the keel of their kayak. I need it for the very back rounded edge. I use a homemade loading bar on the front crossbar of my kayak rack. In order for me to load my Outback on the Durango, I have to load and rest the bow of the kayak on the bar so I can lift the rear onto my Jbar. During that process I scraped the rear tip of the keel, so I am looking for something that will help protect my investment.

    I have done internet searches for various products. Some I like, some I don't...just wondering if there is a product I am missing. BTW, I will not mix up some JB weld and paint it over the keel of the kayak, not a good solution in my book. Thanks in advance!
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    try this.....http://www.keeleazy.com/

    u can request a sample for free. i had it on my old kayak and worked well. i have to order more for my new revo
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    I just received my free test strip of keeleazy in red. Get one and see if it works.

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    Maui

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    Thanks Grilled, that was my favorite product during my search...good for you, good for me!

    Goody--how large is the free sample, is it large enough to cover the area mentioned above?
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    Roughly 2"x7" strip.

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    Something else to buy now lol. Just requested a sample.
    Dave
    2013 Hobie Revolution 11

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    Wish I knew about this earlier, I just put one on my Native Ultimate, but did it in fiberglass. Works well, but was a lot more work.
    John
    Annapolis
    Native Slayer Propel 10, Native Ultimate 12

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    I have a welcome mat that I put down for the exact same location and reason. Funny enough, I just ordered the Keel eazy for that location. It was only $8 for the strip I needed. I got tired of putting that mat down and lining it up just right
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    Jeremy,

    Please post a photo when you've installed the Keel Eazy.

    Like a few others here with the same issue, I place a carpet on my driveway during loading to protect the stern keel. I'm pretty good at estimating how far from my bumper to place it after all the times I've loaded my kayaks. When I get to the launch, if it is all hard surface, I use a floor mat from the van. Otherwise, I unload my kayak on a grassy surface whenever possible. Most of the launches I use are not exclusively hard surface.
    Mark

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  10. #10
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    KeelEazy does the job pretty well. I have it on my Revo on the keel as well as the sides. It's a thin pvc type material and holds up decently. If you are pilling rubbing it starts to loosen after a couple of seasons. But some goop will help it stay longer.

    I have yet to put anything on my outback because I'm not fully convinced by the cost effectiveness of the KeelEazy.
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