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KeelEazy Tape 2" wide - set length

  • Installed tape
  • Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, Green & Orange. White at rear
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Keeleazy - Protecting Beautiful Bottoms Worldwide

KeelEazy is a self-adhesive (peel and stick) strip that provides an extremely durable surface anywhere that abrasion is a concern. To complete the sticking process you need to use a heat gun for proper adhesion and to stick around curves.
Ideally suited for the keel of kayaks, it is also used on boats, canoes, jet skis, car doors, etc. 

KeelEazy Strips are easily applied to fiberglass, polyethylene, thermoformed ABS and metal surfaces and can be moulded over compound curves with the use of a heat gun. We stock this 3/32” PVC material  in 2” and 4” widths - it comes in 30m rolls and we cut the length you need.

Select the length you require for your kayak - remember you need to curve it around the hull - so for example allow 5.6m for a 5.3m kayak - will depend how high up the bow (and whether it is a traditional bow or vertical bow). 

We recommend laying out the tape along the keel line before removing the protective strip, in order to get the best position. Any left overs can be used for patching or on your deck (eg. under the edge of your spare paddle).

Price is based on $15/m, same as the per metre rate.

5.2m tape     Suitable for 5.0m kayaks  - allows enough to curve around the bow
5.6m tape Suitable for 5.3m kayaks such as Nadgees, Mirage 530/532, 
6.1m tape Longer kayaks around 5.8m such as Mirage 580/582, Raider X 

For other lengths select our per metre listing and indicate the number of metres required in the Quantity box (will come in one piece).

This is Original Keeleazy - suitable for any type of kayak construction and can be moulded around curved hulls with the use of a heat gun. For very sharp bends you may find it better to cut some small darts in the edges

Colours: Black, White, Orange, Red, Yellow stocked
(Blue and Green available - contact us to order and expect to wait about 3-4 weeks)

KeelEazy Application Instructions – Apply at Room Temperature – approximately 21 C 

  1. You will need:
    • Heat gun or hairdryer
    • Isopropyl alcohol (provided in the kits)
    • Leather glove
    • Scissors (to cut it shorter or round the edges)
    • Exacto knife or razor blade to cut around skeg (when necessary)
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. To remove or reset: Simply heat the strip up using low heat and lift it off.
  7. 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.

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