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Keel Guard Self Adhesive Polymer Keel Protector

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Megaware Keel Guard Self Adhesive Polymer Boat Keel Protector

The Megaware Keel Guard protects your boat's hull from scrapes and cuts. Easy to install, this boat keep protector is available in a variety of colors and sizes. Keel Guard is constructed from a durable and shock absorbent polymer composite. While tough, Keel Guard is also very pliable to conform to the shape of any boat keel. During application, the keel protector’s contoured edge creates a clean, tight seal. Megaware Keel Guards use 3M adhesives which create strength, while permanently bonding and sealing the boat keel protector to the hull’s surface.


  • Protect against abrasive sand, rocks, concrete ramps and oyster beds
  • Eliminate costly repairs
  • Patented drag reduction design - will not slow your boat down
  • UV-stabilized colors
  • Increase the value of your boat
  • No messy sealants needed
  • Manufacturer lifetime warranty
  • Made in the USA

Keel Guard Technology

Keel Guard Size Chart

KeelGuard Size Boat Length
5 ft up to 16 ft
6 ft up to 18 ft
7 ft up to 20 ft
8 ft up to 22 ft
9 ft up to 24 ft

How to Install a Boat Keel Guard

The Megaware KeelGuard is a very simple product to install; however, the following instructions must be strictly followed. Any short cuts or missed steps will jeopardize and compromise the full bonding capabilities of the 3M adhesive. For best results, the KeelGuard should be installed at an ambient temperature of 60º or above. Typically, the Megaware KeelGuard is mounted 4 to 6 inches above the waterline on the bow, ending 2 to 3 feet or more beyond the lowest point of the Keel. If protection is required above the Boweye, a separate Bow Guard is available in 1ft to 3ft lengths.  

  1. Etch the surface where the Keel Guard will be installed.
    • Any fiberglass mold release agents and wax must be removed.
    • Use the included 3M Scotch-Brite pad.
    • If your boat has antifouling bottom paint applied, it must be removed to expose the original gelcoat where the Keel Guard will be installed.
  2. Thoroughly clean the area with isopropyl alcohol.
    • Use paper towels or a clean rag.
    • Repeat until there is no sign of residue. 
    • Do not use paint thinner or other patroleum-based cleaners.
  3. Prime with the included 3M #94 Keel Primer
    • Apply a very thin coat of the included primer.
    • Follow the instructions attached to the applicator.
    • Ensure the entire area is primed, especially the edges.
  4. Apply your Keel Guard
    • Pull back the center liner approximately 8-10 inches exposing the 3M adhesive.
    • Do not touch the adhesive with your hands.
    • Center the Keel Guard along the keel and press it firmly in place using your hand or supplied burnishing tool.
    • Continue to align the Keel Guard and peel back the center strip until the entire center is attached to the boat.
    • Starting at the bow, pull back the protective liner on either side of the Keel Guard.
    • Begin pressing it on with the burnishing tool.
    • Work from the center out to ensure no air is trapped between the hull and adhesive.
    • Continue working toward the rear until completed.
    • Repeat the process for the other side.

Once fully attached, use the burnishing tool to apply additional pressure to the entire Keel Guard, ensuring it is firmly attached to your boat. A rubber mallet may also be used to apply even more force to the adhesive. No curing time is required.

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