Super User Darth-Baiter Posted March 4 Super User Share Posted March 4 my last kayak, I bet i spent $80 on that Burley pro keel guard. honestly, it was starting to wear thru. I went back to my budget mode on my new Hobie. I tape it with that stuff plumbers use to wrap water pipes in wintery areas. (I think that is the use of this tape. I am not a plumber and I dont live in "wintery"). a roll is maybe $8. and it last a year easy. maybe two years. each tape job can go 3-4 months if a wind storm doenst drive me into the bank or boat ramp. normal use..it takes a beating. I might need to peel off an outer layer, and refresh periodically, but it takes me seconds. it peels off my plastic boat cleanly without residue. underneath my kayak is fairly pristine. I have a few nicks where big waves pounded me into some riprap, but that was on me. just a thought if anyone was interested in a cheap option. I have been tempted to tape a piece of stainless steel strap underneath a layer but I have been waaaayyy to lazy. some armoring. Here. My friends tease me but whatever. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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