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Rib Skid

I have seen many inflatable dinks/ RIBs with an added heavy duty skid bonded to the hull... it was about 6 inch wide and probably 2 inches thick at the center and tapered to the edges.

It helps protect the Rib's bottom when you drag it up on a beach from rocky bottoms or stuff just under the sand.

I have not been able to find anything like that on line or in catalogs... not even sure what the actual name for it is. Anyone know??

I have considered just strapping my ex wife to the bottom of the dink but I'm not sure she would do it after the first deployment, so I need alternatives.
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Called "keel guard", there is whole category of those on defender.
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It does sound like KeelGuard, which comes in various lengths but is 5" wide. Uses a 3M adhesive to hold it to the boat.


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