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CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - Galvanized Steel and Yellow TPR - 8"

CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - Galvanized Steel and Yellow TPR - 8"

Item # CE10453G
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This roller assembly supports your boat's keel for easy loading and safe transport on your trailer. Its 8-inch, yellow TPR spool roller won't mark your boat, and the galvanized steel panel bracket has slotted mounting holes for adjustability. 1-800-940-8924 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE10453G or order online at Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - Galvanized Steel and Yellow TPR - 8". Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE10453G

  • Rollers
  • Keel Roller
  • 8 Inch Long
  • Thermoplastic - Non-Marking
  • CE Smith

This roller assembly supports your boat's keel for easy loading and safe transport on your trailer. Its 8-inch, yellow TPR spool roller won't mark your boat, and the galvanized steel panel bracket has slotted mounting holes for adjustability.


  • Deep V keel roller supports your boat's keel as it sits on the trailer
    • Eases loading and unloading of boat
    • Helps to absorb road shock while boat is being trailered
  • Panel bracket lets you bolt roller assembly onto the front of your boat trailer
    • Has slotted mounting holes that allow you to adjust the position during installation
    • Requires 1/2" or 7/16" fasteners (not included)
  • Sturdy, galvanized steel bracket resists corrosion
    • 6 Gussets provide extra strength by stiffening the bends
  • Yellow, thermal-plasticized rubber (TPR) roller delivers superior long-lasting performance
    • TPR material is non-marking, stronger than rubber and softer than polyurethane
  • Made in the USA


  • Roller length: 8"
  • Shaft diameter: 5/8"
  • Dimensions of mounting slots (each): 1/2" wide x 5" tall
  • Spacing of mounting slots: 6" apart on center

Typically installed upright on the rear and middle crossmembers of a boat trailer, keel roller panel bracket assemblies help to keep the boat moving while it is being loaded and to stabilize the keel.

Galvanized Steel

Galvanized steel parts are hot-dipped in zinc after being stamped. This creates a coating that is typically 3 mil to 5 mil thick. This thick, all-around coating allows galvanized steel products to provide years of use without rusting or corroding.

10453G Galvanized Steel Replacement Panel Bracket with 8" Yellow Thermal Plastic Rubber Keel Roller by CE Smith

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CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - Galvanized Steel and Yellow TPR - 8" - CE10453G

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (53 Customer Reviews)

This roller assembly supports your boat's keel for easy loading and safe transport on your trailer. Its 8-inch, yellow TPR spool roller won't mark your boat, and the galvanized steel panel bracket has slotted mounting holes for adjustability.


Excellent! This is a very high quality roller and serves to protect my boat from many potential knicks and bruises. Easy to install.
Great price for such impressive quality.


While not an exact replacement for my 64 year old trailer, a very strong and functional piece!


Exactly what I expected. Product was shipped and received quickly. Have already installed on my boat trailer.


This part is performing very well. I have a Lund Fury. With this part, the boat is much easier to launch and load onto the trailer. The boat doesn’t hang up on the trailer center cross member any more and this part lines up the boat for loading. The trailer should come with this part standard.

Mike B.


After a year this roller is still performing great after launching and loading over 30 times.


This V keel roller works great. I needed a little lift on the boat to get into the front mount for securement. I built a crossmember across the trailer to mount the roller. I like it where as it does not leave marks on the boat. The bracket is built very well and has lots of adjustment.


I really appreciate all these CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assemblies. I am creating my own roller system for use loading and unloading my Zodiac inflatable with 20 HP outboard and these work the best on a transportable roller setup between my utility trailer or just rolling into the back of my pickup.


My boat trailer had teflon skid plates on the cross beams instead of rollers. The stern of the boat was supported with bunks. One skid plate was damaged, and cut through the gel coat of my 22 Robalo's keel. Bummer. I decided to replace with non marring rollers. I chose the C E Smith CE10453G rollers. The crew at etrailer helped me decide by emailing me information on height to center of rollers, and weight distribution on the rollers. A great experience dealing with the techs and specialists at etrailer. The rollers are very heavily galvanized and solidly built. They bolt onto the cross members of the trailer quite easily with U Bolts (not supplied). These rollers not only helped unloading of my 4000 lb boat, it has taken the risk of damaging the keel out of play. Best money I have spent in a while! I ordered them online, and they were on my porch in 4 days. Great product, fast shipping, and great customer service !!!!!


The keel roller is heavy and well made. I bought it to replace the carpet covered bow bunk on my boat trailer. I was able to slightly bend the trailer's supports so that the holes line up with the roller's mounting slots. Now I need to buy 2 bolts to mount it. My boat is currently in the water for the summer and won't be loaded on the trailer until fall. I will report how that goes later.


Went together very well, thought I might have to use a backing plate but the frame is plenty strong enough. Works very well, should have installed one of these years ago.
By installing this took strain off of the wench and crank handle, very easy to bring the boat up to the Bow pulley.

by: is a great company to do business with, fair pricing, good quality and excellent customer service. I need to replace this roller every few years as it wears through but does a good job in protecting the keel on my boat. Would be 5 stars if it lasted a little longer.


I bought three of these rollers. I also bought two 5 foot roller bunks. Everything arrived promptly and in good shape. These rollers are just as described. I look forward to rebuilding my trailer.


Good strong keel roller. Zinc plating looks to be about 1mm thick which is plenty, so I expect rust to be a non issue.

Walt R.


Keeps on rolling, no rust, a very robust product, no flat spots in the polymer part.


Exactly as described, the etrailer folks were out of the black rubber model and I think they let me substitute the yellow TPR model for the same cost. Delivered within just a couple days of being ordered.


Purchase was easy and effective. On-line info was accurate for making purchasing decisions. Product has functioned flawlessly for a year.


Every item I ordered a year ago has performed flawlessly! Noteworthy is the tire gauge by Slime. Awesome tire gauge.


My rollers were shipped promptly and arrived in perfect condition. They are very well made, heavy duty and roll smoothly. I would use again without question.


Parts delivered on schedule & all in good order.
Quality & material matched what were descripted in the web page.
100% satisfied & will recommend to anyone.


you sell trailer parts, I bought trailer parts. If you screwed up this simple process, I would be upset--end of story


Great guality product! I have to bore holes in trailer rail to mount the size I ordered.



Works perfectly to center the boat on the trailer.


Great product. Great service. Timely shipping at a reasonable price. What more could you want?
I'm good for another 20 years!


The rollers dont move very freely. Gonna try silicone to see if that helps


Very good well made keel roller


Perfect replacement


Very well made and simple installation. Arrived next day.

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See what our Experts say about this CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts

  • What is the Measured Height of the Roller to the Mounting Plate
    On the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly, # CE10453G, on the larger section of the roller to the mounting plate measures 4 inches tall. At the center of the roller to the mounting plate the measurement is 3-1/16 inches tall.
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  • Could CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Work on Tri-Hull Boat
    Centering a tri-hull boat is notoriously more difficult than a V- hull but with that said keel rollers are very universal in how they fit boat trailers and applications. Basically it comes down to the owner of the trailer looking at the trailer setup and determining what would fit it and the boat hull the best. The 8 inch long CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly # CE10453G is a really great option that would work well for you.
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  • Keel Roller Solution for Tracker 14 Grizzly to Help Center Boat
    The CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly # CE10453G would work great to help center the boat as you load it onto the trailer as well as provide some additional support. I'd go with the wider version part # CE10455G which has a 12 inch roller on it. You'd need to provide your own U-bolts to fit around your frame channel to go through slots like what you see in the attached picture.
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  • Dimensions Of CE Smith Keel Roller and Bunk Rollers
    The CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - Galvanized Steel and Yellow TPR - 8" # CE10453G has a height dimension of 5-3/16 inches. The Bunk Rollers like the Boat Trailer Deluxe Roller Bunk - 4' Long - 10 Sets of 3 Rollers - by Dutton-Lainson # DL21740 are 2-1/4 inches. Any of these product can be mounted horizontally if you will be loading from the side.
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  • Replacement 12 inch and 8 inch Keel Rollers for Boat Trailer
    For the 12 inch roller you'd want the part # CE29519 which is made from a very durable PVC that is non-marking. For pins and a shaft you'd just need the part # CE10727A. Then for an 8 inch setup that comes with the mount as well you'd want the part # CE10453G and you'd be set.
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  • Recommendation for Spool Rollers for 18ft Wood Boat on Custom Boat Trailer
    I do have a solution for you, however the CE Smith Spool Roller Assembly # CE32100G aren't wide enough to safely support the boat keel of your 18 foot Norwegian Faering. I recommend something a bit wider like the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly # CE10453G with an 8 inch roller and mounting slots spaced 6 inches apart. You will want to have one for each cross member on your boat trailer. The only other thing you will need are 1/2" or 7/16" fasteners. I have included a video review...
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  • Replacement Keel Roller Only or Keel Roller with Mounting Bracket
    If your bracket is in good shape, not bent up or corroded then it is perfectly fine to replace just the roller with one of the same size. Roller # YR800Y has a 3-1/2 inch diameter at the widest point, it is 7-3/4 inches long overall, and fits a 5/8 inch diameter shaft. If you do need or want to also replace the bracket I recommend # CE10453G which is already assembled and ready for install. It is easiest and best to replace rollers while the boat is off of the trailer. That way you aren't...
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  • Available Lengths of Boat Trailer Roller Bunks
    We offer boat trailer roller bunks in several sizes that allow you to configure them for the specific total length you need. The linked page displays the 4- and 5-foot sizes we offer from makers like CE Smith and Dutton-Lainson. We have bunks like # DL21741 and # DL21740 (each sold as a pair of two rollers) that allow you to install multiple units to reach your desired overall length. These bunks can mount directly to the flat surface of your existing bunk boards. We recommend galvanized...
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  • Availability of 7-1/2-inch-long V-Shaped Replacement Keel Roller for Boat Trailer
    My contact at Yates Rubber advises that a nominal 8-inch keel roller does not measure exactly 8 inches; typically they are slightly smaller than the specified size, much the way a piece of 2 x 4 lumber is not exactly 2-inches by 4-inches. I took measurements of several replacement rollers and confirmed that the 8-inch size generally measures 7-5/16 (just the roller itself) and 7-3/4 inches including the nylon bushings on each end. For example, the Dutton-Lainson # DL21712 is a nominal...
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