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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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This product is sold by the metre (in one piece) - 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”, 3" &  4” widths.

We stock black, white, red, yellow, blue and orange, Keeleazy 2" is available in lengths by the metre.
The 3" & 4” tape is available for wider craft in either black or white only (separate listing). Sea Kayaks & skis (narrow keel line) generally use 2".

Keeleazy - Original

Suitable for any type of kayak construction.

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

[There is also a Keeleazy tape with adhesive that is only suitable  for composite kayaks  - it does not adhere well to plastic or ABS kayaks. 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. If you particularly want this version of Keeleazy contact us as we have some on Black - but generally we recommend using the Original on any type of kayak.]

 

What length to buy:

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

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.

You can also just get a metre or two (or three...) to cover areas of concern, but we recommend that the leading edge not be in a position where friction with sand running up the beach will work on the edge & peel it back.

 

KeelEazy Application Instructions – Apply at Room Temperature – approximately 21 C  (instructopn sheet included in the pack)

  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. Keeleazy tape 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Apr 2015

    It went on easy and time will tell how well it works and sticks.
    Contrary to the video on youtube, the glue goes right to the edge of the tape.
    You will need to wipe around the edge with turps or acetone after it is applied to stop sand sticking on the edge.
    I put it on a Stealth Evo which has a square bow and after trimming it down to 30 mm it went around the near right angle without much fuss.


  2. Keel tape 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Oct 2014


    Easy to apply and seems to work OK.


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