KeelGuard Innovation


The Original Do-It-Yourself Keel Protector
Wear and damage to your boat’s keel can break down its protective gelcoat finish, allowing water to reach and destroy the fiberglass laminates. Megaware KeelGuard®, the powerful abrasion-resistant protector, prolongs the life of your boat like nothing else.

Megaware KeelGuard Patented Engineering

Every aspect of the patented Megaware KeelGuard has been designed with boat designers and 3M® engineers. Many factors contribute to its success. A precise, abrasive-resistant blend of polymers and urethanes achieve optimal durability and pliability. A pressure-sensitive adhesive creates strength, while permanently bonding and sealing Megaware KeelGuard’s contoured edges to the hull surface. Angled grooves produce hydrodynamic channels, creating air pockets and providing a slicker surface. The perfect combination of these factors makes the Megaware KeelGuard the easiest keel protector to install, and gives it unparalleled quality and dependability.
KeelGuard Engineering


Megaware KeelGuard comes in 11 great looking colors to match virtually any boat. All colors are UV-stabilized for true color that lasts a lifetime. Megaware KeelGuard is available in nine standard lengths or can be ordered in custom lengths.

KeelGuard Colors

KeelGuard Size Boat Length Price
Up to 14ft. $126.95
Up to 16ft. $143.95
Up to 18ft. $160.95
Up to 20ft. $177.95
Up to 22ft. $194.95
Up to 24ft. $211.95
Up to 26ft. $228.95
Up to 28ft. $245.95
Up to 30ft. $262.95
For custom lengths, please contact us. »

KeelGuard Kit

Included Kit

Do-It-Yourself Easy Application in Four Basic Steps

The 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. Average installation time is 60-90 minutes depending on the length of the KeelGuard. Each kit includes everything needed for a professional installation except the cleaning agent, isopropyl alcohol, used in step 2.

If your trailer is designed with the boat resting on center 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 roller, the KeelGuard adhesive bond will not be compromised. The KeelGuard is not suitable for some aluminum boats, pontoons, catamarans, personal watercraft, or 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®.

KG Install 1Step 1: Etch
With Scotch-Brite® Pad*
KG Install 2Step 2: Clean
With Alcohol
KG Install 3Step 3: Prime
With 3M® Primer*
KG Install 4Step 4: Apply
With Burnishing Tool*

KeelGuard ®
  • Protect against abrasive sand, rocks, concrete ramps and oyster beds
  • Eliminate costly repairs
  • Enjoy the highest quality and superior engineering
  • Increase the value of your boat


Megaware guarantees this KeelGuard (to the original purchaser), against abrasive wear and adhesion failure during normal use of your boat, for as long as you own your boat. Details »

I introduced KeelGuard to my fishing teammates a year ago. We can’t believe how well it works and holds up. We fish a lot of timber lakes with rock shore lines and water that is near freezing. Our KeelGuards are as secure as they were the first day we put them on. In fact, my son has one on his boat going on four years now. We are all amazed with your product. Thanks!

Ned R.
KeelGuard Customer