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I have attached a picture of the keel. I just bought the boat and need to repair some minor keel scrapes. I would like to install and 3M keel guard but it doesn't look possible because of the profiles coming in to the keel. I do not know what they are called. I would appreciate the education. I am familiar with the term "chine" but not with the other profiles beneath the chine. Has anyone installed a keel guard on their Parker? Thanks in advance. Happy New Year
 

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You have a Deep V......it has 2 - "Strakes". Keel Guard is a Hit and miss propitiation. Some installs do well.....Some don't....Nothing worse than having one come halfway loose while underway.
 

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following this thread.

i was planning to call around to a couple of parker dealers and see if anyone had any suggestions.

i “came in hot” a couple times last season and dinged mine too.
Please let me know what you find out. Happy New Year
 

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got it. Would love to see a picture of how that was done
 

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My 2320 had the keel guard on it when I bought it (used) in 2014. It was actually very strong, worked great, and never had any issues of peeling or anything. This is a picture from when I first bought it however I just sold it 3 weeks ago so I can't get an additional picture. I would definitely do some research on this site because I remember discussions about it years ago. You will have to zoom in


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My 2320 had the keel guard on it when I bought it (used) in 2014. It was actually very strong, worked great, and never had any issues of peeling or anything. This is a picture from when I first bought it however I just sold it 3 weeks ago so I can't get an additional picture. I would definitely do some research on this site because I remember discussions about it years ago. You will have to zoom in


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That looks great. Looks like the guard was flexible enough to handle the contours. Many thanks for the pic!!
 

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You have a Deep V......it has 2 - "Strakes". Keel Guard is a Hit and miss propitiation. Some installs do well.....Some don't....Nothing worse than having one come halfway loose while underway.
Strakes, now I have the correct name for them. Thanks
 

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I solved my problem by adding a roller on the crossmember. Have not scraped the keel since. You may also want to have the setup of your trailer checked. When I see other 2320's on trailers, I realize my trailer was not setup correctly from day 1. Slowly I am making adjustments and its improving.
 

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I used to do a lot of whitewater canoeing and installed a Kevlar keel shield using a smelly toxic resin. It's a relatively easy job on a canoe.
Here's a similar product that averts that toxic mess. I can't vouch for the the pre-applied adhesive in the product. Do your due diligence
about it and surface prep. Link : KeelShield Kevlar Keel Protector | Cabela's

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I solved my problem by adding a roller on the crossmember. Have not scraped the keel since. You may also want to have the setup of your trailer checked. When I see other 2320's on trailers, I realize my trailer was not setup correctly from day 1. Slowly I am making adjustments and its improving.
Prior owner must have hit something. It was never on a trailer until I bought it.
 

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i made a custom overlay of diamond plate from the waterline up i'll be in the shop tomorrow shoot you a pic
 

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I custom fabricated this also shot the hull with Marine Imron
 

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