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KeelEazy Tape 2" wide per metre

  • Installed tape
  • Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, Green & Orange. White at rear
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Product Description

This product is sold by the metre - indicate number of metres required in the Quantity box.

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. 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.

We stock black, white, red, yellow and orange, Keeleazy is available in lengths by the metre. The 4” tape is available for wider craft in either black or white only.

KeelEazy can be applied full length (recommended) or on specific wear spots. 

We are now supplying two versions of our Keeleazy strips for plastic materials such as ABS, Polyethylene, varnish and for Composite materials such as fiberglass, Carbon/Kevlar etc. Make your selection in the drop down above.

Original Keeleazy - Suitable for any type of kayak construction.

The new Keeleazy -  for composite kayaks only as the adhesive is different - it does not adhere well to plastic or ABS kayaks so is best used on composite kayaks only. It is also a stiffer tape and it does not bend around curvy hulls as well as the Original so we recommend the original Keeleazy if you have a curvy surface.
This Keeleazy is good if you want to protect a flat surface on your deck from abrasion (paddle strike, paddle park area, anywhere scratches occur)

Which to use:

Keeleazy - Original

ABS, Polyethylene, Thermoform, varnish
Composite - fibreglass, carbon, kevlar etc 

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

Keeleazy - for Composites 

Composite - fibreglass, carbon, kevlar etc - FLAT SURFACES only

Select the length you require for your kayak - remember you need to curve it around the hull -  allow about another 20-30cm above the length of your kayak - will depend how high up the bow you want to fit it (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).

For other lengths select our per metre listing and indicate the number of metres required in the Quantity box (will come in one piece). Also available in 5.6m & 6.1m lengths to suit sea kayaks around 5.3m & 5.8m respectively, allowing for curvature.

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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  1. so easy to use 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Nov 2020

    so easy to use went on just like that and the glue when its on will not budge at alljust have to get it right first time


  2. Kayak Shop and Keel Easy tape 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th May 2020

    Excellent service, arrived within 48 hrs of purchase.
    The tape is easy to apply (make sure younuse a heat gun) and when set creattes a tough surface to help protect your kayaks hull.


  3. Worth the effort 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Aug 2019

    A must use on any Kayak, the product is strong and easy to apply if you follow the video on youtube, I recommend it.


  4. Eazy - The Best 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jul 2019

    Having applied another brand previously, the result were not good, no folding on the bends, glue not sticking, guard moving for no apparent reason. This product got the job done and it looks neat. I also had a choice of colours and ornage matches my Delta 15.5 GT Kayack as well.


  5. Good product 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Apr 2019

    Good product, I should have bought the 4 inch tape but it still did a very good job. Fitted the 50mm tape to my brand new Seak kayak and it works quite well.


  6. KeelEasy - better than messing with flowcoat! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2018

    Hopefully the KeelEasy tape just added to the keel of my Nadgee will make masking and adding sacrifical flowcoat a thing of the past. While it's very tough, I have noticed that the tape seems to "grab" the sand more than the gelcoat strip did, making it a little harder to slide off down the beach and away. Still, a small price to pay to avoid leaving little bits of my keel on each beach I launch from!


  7. Great stuff, worth the extra $$$ 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Sep 2017

    Installed the 50mm Keeleazy tape on my Viking Profish. The keel had a few scars and abrasions so gave it a good sand with 180 grit paper then several wipe overs with alcohol. I used a heat gun to apply the tape and it was easy than I thought it would be to get a really good, bubbe/wrinklel free fit even arounbd the tighter curves of the stern.

    Been dragged across the sand and pebbles a few since fitting and the tape seems to be standing up well.

    Definitely recommend this product to others.


  8. see Saved my Bottom below 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jul 2016

    still applies,would not be on water etc without it...
    4th purchased lengh, always keep spare for patch ups on bow & stern, do a complete application each xmas holiday time.....

    still old & yakking the fnq coast


  9. Easy and Durable Tape 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Feb 2016

    I found the KeelEZY Tape was easy to put on and with the said of a heat gun was easy to round the curves on the Kayak Keel. Has good wear resistance to most surfaces found when launching the kayak


  10. In a class of its own 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jan 2016

    A friend who recently helped me install KeelEazy said "this stuff is in a class of its own" and I think that is a pretty accurate assessment.

    I've seen people trying out all sorts of cheaper options like duck tape, gaffer tape etc, and none of them were particularly successful.

    KeelEazy is considerably more expensive, but I think if you have spent a lot of money on a kayak that you want to protect, it's worth the extra money to do the job right the first time.


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