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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:52 am 
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I have noticed while stored on the wheels my pro angler has devoloped a flat spot on the bottom nose. I havent had it for long, but just moving it around and the nose sliding on the pavement has been rubbing in a flat spot. Does anyone put anything under there or has anyone designed something for protection to that spot of the kayak ?
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 10:09 am 
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your not supposed to store the kayak with the wheels on. I use a piece of carpet especially when I load my yak onto my car to protect the rear of my yak even though they have small skid plates on either side.

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 10:22 am 
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you are suppose to lift the front with the wheels in the back scupper holes. not pull from the back :shock: i dont ever drag my PA on anything, thats what the wheels are for :!: :!: :!:Its like , never mind :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 10:50 am 
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I never dragged it from behind. Honestly the flat spot could have been from shipping, I am not sure as its only a week old. sort of looking for a keel guard.


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 12:33 pm 
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njwhitetail wrote:
I never dragged it from behind. Honestly the flat spot could have been from shipping, I am not sure as its only a week old. sort of looking for a keel guard.


Take a picture and email it to the dealer where purchased...then I would follow-up with a phone call to them.

"week old"...Has the PA been in the water yet?


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 2:41 pm 
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I put approx 2 ft of keel guard on the front of both our PA's. I rank this right up there with the seat slide as essentials for the PA!!!!


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 4:46 pm 
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I just put some of this on my PA yesterday:
http://www.keeleazy.com/home.html


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:30 pm 
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atavuss what size did you buy? Can you send pictures?That is a good idea

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:21 pm 
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gotcha wrote:
atavuss what size did you buy? Can you send pictures?That is a good idea


my local kayak dealer put some on for free to use my PA as a guinea pig, he was not sure it would stick or not. I think it is 1.5 or 2" wide. looks great except it would not lay flat where it went around the bottom front. My Pa is almost 3 years old and is has been used, thus the scratches. Wish I would have known about this keel guard stuff a long time ago.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Thanks, I think they said to use a har dryer or heat blowers to make the curve

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:43 pm 
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gotcha wrote:
Thanks, I think they said to use a har dryer or heat blowers to make the curve


we used a heat gun and it was 93 degrees the day we put it on...........it was so hot the guy that put it on could not touch it. he said the stuff was sliding around. the installer also sanded the area lightly and cleaned the area with something before installing the product. he also used a roller to try and push the product down. I may slit those parts with a razor blade and push them down.


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:05 pm 
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I have the olive colored PA and I bought a roll of olive colored duct tape. Then I put on 5 or 6 layers of tape. When it wears down to the last layer or two, I pull the whole mess off and start over. This ensures I inspect regularly too!


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:43 am 
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I also use the keeleasy on both of my kayaks. It goes on easy and has proven to be very durable. Highly recommend you put something like this on, preferable before you scratch up the bottom like I have done.

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