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Keel Guard

Postby jaybird01 » 04 Jun 2020, 17:23

We have 2016 outbacks that have had a scrape on the tip of the rear keel. Has anyone bought or made a keel guard as I can see over time this could become a problem. Thanks
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Re: Keel Guard

Postby 4liters » 04 Jun 2020, 17:33

I think Yak Doc has probably done it before.

If you need to summon him just shine the shape of a garfish onto the clouds at night.
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Re: Keel Guard

Postby peatop » 04 Jun 2020, 19:19

4liters wrote:I think Yak Doc has probably done it before.

If you need to summon him just shine the shape of a garfish onto the clouds at night.

Does he wear a cape?
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Re: Keel Guard

Postby zarbs » 04 Jun 2020, 19:57

Does he wear a cape?

No, a keel guard :D
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Re: Keel Guard

Postby laneends » 04 Jun 2020, 21:52

jaybird01 wrote:We have 2016 outbacks that have had a scrape on the tip of the rear keel. Has anyone bought or made a keel guard as I can see over time this could become a problem. Thanks


Best thing is to be aware of the keel as a wear point and dont drag them over hard surfaces by the nose. Its a common kayak issue and youtube is full of DIY attempts to come up with guards.

Yacdoc is in Bacchus Marsh so no where near you. He just plastic welds a "skid plate" over the top
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Re: Keel Guard

Postby Fish Grylls » 04 Jun 2020, 23:13

jaybird01 wrote:We have 2016 outbacks that have had a scrape on the tip of the rear keel. Has anyone bought or made a keel guard as I can see over time this could become a problem. Thanks


Yes it can be a problem. I wore out the keel on the revo a few years ago. All the way through. Don't be lazy like me and use a pad when pivoting the yak onto the car. Yakdoc put a new piece on, problem fixed. Underneath the bow is getting a very thin now, probably from hitting boats ramps when coming back in.
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Re: Keel Guard

Postby jaybird01 » 05 Jun 2020, 11:10

Thanks for the replies. I will be more careful. Ive only had a couple of incidents where I've slid them off the trailer at a boat ramp into shallow water and they have hit the bottom so it started me thinking wotif.
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Re: Keel Guard

Postby Tim399 » 05 Jun 2020, 19:29

I have seen yak doc in action fixing a mates kayak, he does a great job and is decently priced :up:
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Re: Keel Guard

Postby Digger » 08 Jun 2020, 09:28

I thought Yak Doc had a keg on his back, not a cape!
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Re: Keel Guard

Postby peatop » 09 Jun 2020, 20:00

I just thought that if you had to shine a light in the sky to get his attention then he would be wearing a cape ;)
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