KeelEazy Kayak Keel Strip Kit

by: KeelEazy

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KeelEazy Kayak Keel Strip Kits include everything you’ll need to put a keel strip on your kayak. Kits contain a 2” wide KeelEazy strip in the length selected with the corners on both ends rounded so they are ready to be installed and include Instructions and Isopropyl alcohol.

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KeelEazy Application Instructions

* Apply at Room Temperature – Approximately 70°F/21°C *

Prepare the surface
Repair any cracks or holes prior to installing. If there are deep gauges, lightly sand the surface to smooth it out. Clean the area where the KeelEazy is to be adhered well with Isopropyl alcohol. This is extremely important!
Round the corners
Use a scissors to round off the corners and the ends of the strip. If you purchased a kit, this has already been done for you.
Separate the blue backing strip from the adhesive
This is probably the most difficult part of the installation. Be sure and leave the adhesive on the KeelEazy and remove the blue backing tape only. Use a razor blade if necessary.
Apply the strip onto the hull
Once one end is firmly attached you can stretch the strip slightly, being sure to center over the keel. You can cut the KeelEazy with a scissors if the strip is too long for your boat. Then go over the strip with a hair dryer or hot air gun on a low setting to press out any wrinkles. Start in the middle and move out to each end. Also start at the apex of the keel and push outwards to avoid air bubbles or wrinkles. Using a squeegee or roller can help to smooth out any bubbles. Use a low setting. Do not overheat.
To remove or reset
Simply heat the strip up using low heat and lift it off.
Acute angles and corners
To go around a sharp corner, you may need to make a notch or scallop at the apex of the corner to go around the corner. If you make a flap, be sure the leading edge goes over the other so that it won’t catch when moving your boat.

You will need:

  • Heat gun or hairdryer
  • Isopropyl alcohol (provided in the kits)
  • Scissors (to cut it shorter or round the edges)
  • Exacto knife or razor blade to cut around skeg (when necessary)
  • Leather glove (recommended)