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New SkegShield Covers Mercury Verado

SkegShield® by Gator Guards is expanding the lineup of American Made skeg guards to continue to protect the expanding group of boaters with Mercury Verado Outboards. The new #524 Model SkegShield is a skeg guard designed for 2011-2018 Mercury Verado outboards in the 150-350HP range, specifically paired with the 5.44" diameter HD Gearcase. These combos are [...]

By |2018-11-08T10:31:03+00:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Boating|Comments Off on New SkegShield Covers Mercury Verado

SkegShield Expands to Evinrude G2

SkegShield® by Gator Guards is expanding the lineup of American Made skeg guards to continue to protect the expanding group of boaters with Evinrude G2 E-TEC Outboards The new #525 Model SkegShield is a skeg guard designed for Evinrude G2 Outboards in the 150-300HP range from 2015 model year to current. These power plants are [...]

By |2018-11-08T10:31:13+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Boating|Comments Off on SkegShield Expands to Evinrude G2

SkegShield Expands Yamaha Outboard Models

SkegShield® by Gator Guards is expanding the lineup of American Made skeg guards to continue to protect the expanding group of boaters with Yamaha Outboards. The new #526 model SkegShield is designed for Yamaha Outboards from 200-300 HP from 1994 to current - equipped with Extra Long (25”) and Ultra Long (30”) shafts and the [...]

By |2018-11-08T10:31:40+00:00July 6th, 2018|Categories: Boating|Comments Off on SkegShield Expands Yamaha Outboard Models

Replace the Non Skid on your Trailer Fenders

The one thing you don't want to fail is your Non Skid - or you'll be the one paying for it.  The fenders of your trailer may have had some kind of non skid material on them when your trailer was new, or maybe it didn’t. It could have been that rough sandpaper stuff or [...]

By |2018-11-08T10:31:45+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Boating|Comments Off on Replace the Non Skid on your Trailer Fenders

KeelShield Installation Instructions

  KeelShield Application Instructions   Please Note: KeelShield will adhere to crafts made of fiberglass, urethane, treated wood and all metals. (Anti-fouling paint must be removed before installation.) It will not work on pontoon boats, boats whose trailers have weight bearing rollers, bunks or pads that the KeelShield will rest on or will come in [...]

By |2018-11-08T10:31:56+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Boating|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on KeelShield Installation Instructions

3 Tips to Install a KeelShield on Aluminum Boats

Just because you have an Aluminum Boat doesn’t mean that you can’t, or do not need - a form of keel protection. Rocks, concrete boat ramps, and rough shorelines do no favors even for an aluminum hull. Causing scratches, dings, and possibly puncturing the metal itself. We were recently approached by a boater mentioning that [...]

By |2018-11-08T10:32:16+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Boating|Comments Off on 3 Tips to Install a KeelShield on Aluminum Boats

Gator Guards® Releases College & High School Program

Apply for Team Sponsorship & Win Tournament Rewards!   Farmington, IL Sept. 9- Gator Guards, makers of the industry leading KeelShield®, will continue supporting youth fishing by offering a school sponsorship & tournament rewards program for college fishing and high school fishing teams. Clubs from all colleges and high schools may apply for a variety [...]

By |2017-02-16T17:01:37+00:00September 8th, 2014|Categories: Boating, Fishing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Gator Guards® Releases College & High School Program

What is a Keel Guard?

  Gator Guards KeelShield® KeelShield Keel Protector What is a Keel Guard?   The keel of most boats is the bottom center line extending the length of the boat. This angled bottom of the hull is the main structural element of a vessel. This allows the boat to stay upright and travel variable [...]

By |2017-02-16T17:01:37+00:00August 19th, 2014|Categories: Boating|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on What is a Keel Guard?