Keel Protector

Published date: December 1, 2019
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

OK, this one might get some frowns from the hard-core sailors, but it has been good for us, and that's what matters, right?

We have a 3M kevlar keel protector running from just under the eye bolt at the bow all along the keel to just before the centerboard trunk opening. It probably slows us down just a little bit when sailing but it has also saved a lot of damage to the boat. Looking at the keel protector at the end of the season, there were a couple of really nasty gouges in it that would have done a lot more damage had whetever it was actually hit the keel instead of the keel protector.

Published by: Heath

Model Year: 1997


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