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KeelEazy Tape 4" wide per metre

  • 4" is the widest, shown here compared to 3" and 2" tape
  • Keeleazy 4" on a Hobie
  • Keeleazy 4" on a Hobie
  • Keeleazy 4" on a Hobie
  • Keeleazy 4" on a Hobie
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Product Description

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

KeelEazy Protective strip is a self-adhesive PVC 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.... This is the 4" tape - great for wider craft such as Hobies, fishing kayaks, canoes and any other boat with a broader or flatter keel line. We stock 2" & 3" Keeleazy for narrower keeled boats such as sea kayaks.

It is easily applied to fibreglass, Polyethylene, thermoformed ABS and metal surfaces - it is adhered and moulded over curves with the use of a heat gun (a hairdryer can be used but needs to be a fairly hot one). 

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

We stock Original 4" Keeleazy in black and white sold by the metre (sorry no yellow now available). 

KeelEazy Application Instructions – Apply at Room Temperature – approximately 21 C , then gradually increase heat

  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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Product Reviews

  1. KeelEazy Tape 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Aug 2021

    It is a good product, the first time I bought a few years back I bought direct from the States , I could not find an Aussie supplier back then. I ordered this from you to replace that original tape on my kayak as it was starting to look tired. The main reason for the need to replace was because I have taken my kayak all over Aus. incl places where there is nowhere to kayak, and which can be extremely hot in places which over several years will cause the adhesion to reduce, so this was just routine maintenance .


  2. keeleazy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Apr 2021

    Good product and great service


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