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jackpine posted 05-16-2008 05:02 PM ET (US)   Profile for jackpine   Send Email to jackpine  
Well I am going to pickup the dauntless 13 tomorrow, I was wondering, we are mostly rock in this country what do you guys think of keel protectors, and are their brands you would recomend?
Casco Bay Outrage posted 05-16-2008 07:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
Do a search (under New Topic Button). You will find many articles, brands, installation techniques discussed.
Ferdinando posted 05-17-2008 12:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ferdinando  Send Email to Ferdinando     
Jack:

Go for it It's worth every penny. I have a new Montauk 19 on order which will arrive in July and I already have a Keel Guard in my shop ready for installation as soon as I get my hands on it. I had two other new Whalers and I installed a Keel Guard on each before they hit the water, I think it's a good investment long term.

Fred

paddyt111 posted 05-17-2008 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for paddyt111  Send Email to paddyt111     
If you take the time to read many of the earlier posts, there are a lot of fans. I have installed the keel guard on my 20 ft Ventura as a result of all the positive feedback. Can't say I have beached the boat (yet) but I plan too.
highanddry posted 05-17-2008 11:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
I ran a Keel Guard on my Nantucket from the first strake and reaward about a third of the length of the boat. It is effective for protecting the hull during light--intentional groundings.

Ridge Runner posted 05-18-2008 07:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
If there is even the remote chance that you will beach your boat, then do it. Worth every penny.
mojipa posted 05-26-2008 07:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for mojipa  Send Email to mojipa     
I recently had line x sprayed on my keel for my Montauk170.
I did a 5inch x 6 foot strip. I like it a lot. It already did its job when i hit driftwood last week.

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