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. For watercraft*, begin the KeelGuard approximately 1 inch below the bow hook, running the length of the keel, and ending 4 to 6 inches forward of the pump intake.
Application Kit Included
If your trailer is designed with the weight of the boat resting on the rollers or a support beam along the keel, we do not recommend installing a keel protector. If the rollers can be lowered or the side bunks raised to clear the rollers, the KeelGuard adhesive bond will not be compromised. The KeelGuard is not suitable for some aluminum boats, pontoons, catamarans, personal watercraft, or any boats with a non-standard V shaped keel. Please call for suitability.
* Newer generation watercraft with exotic hull designs, make attaching a keel protector very challenging. The complex curves and contours make it almost impossible to achieve a full-surface bond. We do not recommend installing, nor can we warranty these types of applications. Older style hulls that are rounded or V shaped, work very well with the Megaware KeelGuard®.