Anyone use this and like or dislike? I added one late in the season and wonder if i am going to really like or not. I am concerned about it holding invasive aquatic material on the edges where i had to trim to go around the curves. Am i over thinking this?
Other than this concern, i might be okay with it. Just wondered what others experiences have been.
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Posted by: booztalkin on Jan-17-13 11:48 AM (EST)
I've had some on the stems of my kayak since last summer and I really like it for it's toughness.
Posted by: thirstyturtle on Jan-17-13 11:53 AM (EST)
sounds just like mine. Just curious, thanks for sharing.
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Posted by: string on Jan-17-13 5:48 PM (EST)
I like it|
Posted by: hodtay on Jan-17-13 5:55 PM (EST)
That strip saved the keel of my boat a couple of times. As for adhesion it's correct that the strip might have adhesion problems on the transition of a plumb stem or a plumb stern. I watched the local paddle shop hastily apply the strip to my wife's boat and it puckered going up the stem. For my boat I purchased the strip and applied it at home carefully with a heat gun with no adhesion problems.
Posted by: aamapes on Jan-17-13 8:56 PM (EST)
I've installed it on 3 of my kayaks, and installed for several friends. It's not perfect, but pretty good stuff. It can be cut by hitting something really sharp, but that would have done things to the kayak with the strip not there to take the punishment.
I did make cuts when going around|
Posted by: thirstyturtle on Jan-18-13 10:13 AM (EST)
the curves, but still got little "ruffles" (tiny ruffles) on the edges as well. doesn't sound like i am the 1st. which is good to know. Thanks.
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Posted by: chodups on Jan-17-13 9:12 PM (EST)
....about the KeelEazy is that it has a relatively high coefficient of friction compared to fiberglass and gel coat. Only an annoyance when expecting to slide over a submerged obstruction like a tree or rock as the boat tends to “stick”. My only significant issue with it comes into play when I want to pull my boat up over logs and rocks between the water and where I want to leave my boat. Lift it and set it down? No problem. Drag it? A friction problem.
Posted by: svenkalmar on Jan-18-13 4:36 AM (EST)
my zephyr155rm and ivalu hardchined ive put easykeel. It sure protects and the plan is to add on the chines as well on ivalu. My pintail has a keelstrip from the factory. A fiberglass keelstrip with westsystems carbonfiller would perhaps be a good choice with regards to friction.