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CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - Galvanized Steel and Yellow TPR - 12"

CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - Galvanized Steel and Yellow TPR - 12"

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This roller assembly supports your boat's keel for easy loading and safe transport on your trailer. Its 12-inch, yellow TPR spool roller will not mark your boat, and the galvanized steel panel bracket has slotted mounting holes for adjustability. 1-636-306-4830 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE10455G or order online at Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers - Galvanized Steel and Yellow TPR - 12". Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE10455G

  • Roller and Bunk Parts
  • Rollers
  • Roller Assemblies
  • Keel Roller Assembly
  • 12 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 12-inch, yellow TPR spool roller will not 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: 12"
  • Shaft diameter: 5/8"
  • Dimensions of mounting slots (each): 1/2" wide x 5" tall
  • Spacing of mounting slots: 10" 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.

10455G Galvanized Steel Replacement Panel Bracket with 12" 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 - 12" - CE10455G

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (72 Customer Reviews)

This roller assembly supports your boat's keel for easy loading and safe transport on your trailer. Its 12-inch, yellow TPR spool roller will not mark your boat, and the galvanized steel panel bracket has slotted mounting holes for adjustability.


Another Good addition to my Trailer. You are the main reason I order Boat Trailer parts from. Your Dependable and when you say it's shipped I look forward to it in a couple of days which let's me go fishing faster than waiting 7-9 days. Keep up the Great Work. As they say, "If it's not Broken don't Fix it.

Roller and Bracket that I installed still Looks and Works as if I just installed yesterday on the trailer. A great buy for the money that lasts and works.
Jerry K - 11/04/2022


In short, it does the job. It's a boat trailer roller so let's not go crazy with the review. It arrived in a timely manner. Good quality items. I like that they are non-marring and the steel is heavy gauge. They are easy to install and adjustable to whatever height is needed. If you need a good roller for your trailer, this is a good choice.


It fits, it rolls, it keeps the keel off the trailer frame. What's not to like


I received my C.E. Smith keel roller and guide-on roller supports in Zap Mail. I wasn't sure about how the guide-ons would work out as I suspected they might tend to move when force of the boat pushed against them. And I didn't like the look of the excess tubing extendinging into the trailer. As it turns out the extra tubing length goes beneath the bunk boards. There was just enough space for me to add a wedge made out of dense plastic block on top of the tubing and under the bunk board. This made the whole guide-on very strong and sturdy. Similarly I wanted to get my front roller as far forward as possible. To do this I put it on seemingly backwards but added 1" spacers I fabricated using aluminum tubing between the bracket and cross beam of the trailer. All-in-all I am very happy with the upgrades to my trailer. They should make using it much easier especially on steep grades and with cross-winds. Excellent quality on all of the CE Smith components.


Unusual application, to guide bow of sailboat onto rack rollers next to dock. Works very well!


Heavy duty, and well built - looks like it will last a long time. I put a pair of them on the side of my dock, use them to pull my large kayak out of the water and up onto the dock.


Very good quality, heavy gauge metal with excellent galvanized coating. Roller looks to be very good quality. Delivery was sooner than expected .The bunk roller system is great ,easy to install.


Products arrived on schedule and good q uality.


I belive this will solve the problem with the keel hitting the trailer. THE rollers look GREAT


High quality


These arrived quickly and appear to be good quality. Custom building boat trailer for 28' boat and should work out just fine. Have attached some pictures of the installation.


as discribed


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.


Great product. Very reasonable price, with careful packing and fast
shipping. I ordered a large CE Smith roller and plan on mounting it on my dock to launch a sailing canoe. Thank you ! I may order another.

Works well. The axle has rusted.
Mitch - 02/23/2016


I have not yet installed these rollers on my trailer, but my first impression out of the box is that this product is well made and very sturdy. They are a great improvement over the original rollers that came with the trailer.

Worked great when it wasnt broken. The compression caps that hold the roller shaft in place failed on each of the two rollers that I purchased. The same casualty occurred on a friends trailer. The manufacturer did send me replacement rollers, but I did not have confidence that they would remain intact. So far best solution is to drill and use cotter pins to keep from losing the roller.
Robert - 05/14/2019


Great quality and amazingly fast shipping. Thank you!


About a year ago I ordered trailer fenders, lights, and rollers. All products preform well, and as usual etrailer provides awesome customer service. Their website provide more product information than any other company I have seen on the web. Plus it is always easy to contact them for additional information.


Etrailer upgraded me to the more expensive model when the one I ordered was backordered from the manufacturer. You'd never see west marine do something thoughtful like that for their customers.


Boat on the trailer


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 !!!!!


This was the perfect solution to the loading problem we were having with our boat. The boat keel was riding on the rear cross member of our trailer, making it difficult to properly center the boat on the trailer. Installing this roller on the cross member accurately centered the boat. It now loads perfectly every time.


The bracket quality was good, but unfortunately the roller material (plastic/polymer?) was very soft, so when under a load if the roller started to bind up, the keel wore a groove into the center of the roller. Once the initial "flat" developed, it only got worse over time.


I've always had a problem loading my boat onto the (bunk) trailer and lining it up straight. Hopefully after installing this keel roller assembly my problem will be alleviated. Robust product, built very strong. Delivery was on time. As you can see by the photos, I needed to move the light bar from the cross member onto the roller assembly.


I had 5" rollers before and kept missing them and banging up the bottom of my boat and scratching it because I was hitting the metal on the sides of the rollers. I have three rollers past the rear bunks that hold the boat. Adding these larger/wider rollers that don't have any sharp points at the ends on the metal has now saved the bottom of my boat. I also added some boat guides that help a ton. No more diggers on the boat bottom for me!


all three products were delivered promptly and packaged securely. All arrived in great shape with no back orders and were exactly as ordered. The fulton trailer fold away hinge was cool, three hours to install and worked great and boat is now in garage. A good quality product at a fair price , what more could you ask for?
Thanks folks at etrailer.
Ted in Sebastian, Florida

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  • Height of Keel Roller Assembly
    I believe you are just asking for the height of the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers # CE10455G, and as you can see by the accompanying photo it is approximately 4 inches so you may be able to use it if that's the approximate height you are looking for. I have added a link to a video review of this assembly for you to check out as well.
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  • Will 12 inch Keel Roller Help Load Boat on Trailer in River
    Yes the CE SMith Deep V Keel Roller part # CE10455G that you referenced will help center your boat as you pull it up on the trailer. The 12 inch version would not be overkill. Using two of these like what you see in the picture I attached will do a great job keeping your boat centered as you load it. This will help with crosswinds and river currents like you are dealing with.
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  • Keel Roller Option that Can Fit with Transom Brace
    If you installed a keel roller that uses a U-bolt setup on the front of the trailer frame channel you could install the transom brace on the back side. Similar to the picture attached but on the last frame member which the roller in the picture is the # CE10455G.
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  • Distance from the Top of Roller to the Bottom of the Plate for the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller
    I had this pulled and measured for you. The distance from the top of the widest point of the roller and the bottom of the mounting plate of the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailers, part # CE10455G, is 8-1/2". I've included a picture of this distance here and linked to a video review of it below.
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  • Will CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller # CE10455G Prevent Front of Boat From Hitting Crossbeam on Trailer
    Yes, the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller, # CE10455G, can be used on your trailer to prevent the front of the keel on your boat from hitting the cross beam. This roller will not only support your boat keel but will also help ease loading and unloading of the boat as well as absorb road shock while the boat is being trailered.
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  • Can the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly Part # CE10455G Support a 9,000 Lb Boat
    The CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly part # CE10455G will do an excellent job of helping to guide the boat out of the water and position it onto the boat trailer all while reducing the stress on your winch. However, using just one of the rollers would not offer enough support for your 28' long 9,000 lb boat. In order to support the weight of the boat you will want to use several of the rollers positioned them just slightly above the frame rail so they are not taking responsibility for...
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  • How High Should the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly # CE10455G be Installed
    It really just depends on your boat trailer setup. If you are using bunk boards as well then you would need the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly # CE10455G to sit at a spot where it is sharing the load of the boat. If you will only be using the keel roller then I would place it just above the trailer as you can see a different customer did in the attached picture.
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  • Do Boat Trailer Keel Rollers Need to Support Full Weight of Boat
    The bunks should be what's bearing the weight of the boat on the trailer and the rollers like the # CE32015G are designed to make enough contact that they guide the boat on the trailer but not fully support the boats weight. Think of them as supportive guides for the boat so that it sits properly. The # CE32015G is a great option for the front of the boat and then for at the rear a lower and flatter option like the part # CE10455G would be a better option.
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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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  • Replacement Boat Trailer Keel Roller and Bracket for 1996 Calkins Boat Trailer
    The linked page will show you all replacement keel rollers which are offered in both black rubber and non-marking thermoplastic varieties. You can use the filters on the page to narrow the results based on your preferred type and roller length, which ranges from 5- to 18-inches. The internal shaft diameter of all rollers we offer is either 5/8-inch or 1/2-inch so you'll want to check your existing bracket if it will be re-used. We also offer complete roller-with-bracket assemblies, shown...
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  • Hardware Requirements to Install CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly CE10455G
    The specific hardware to best install the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly # CE10455G really depends on the desired mounting point on a particular trailer. U-bolts like # CE15283GA-2 are often a good option but other galvanized hardware you source locally may be better in some cases. Generally one pair of u-bolts would be sufficient for each roller in most typical installations.
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  • Replacement 12" Keel Roller Assembly for Boat Trailer
    Our current keel rollers are designed for a 12" Bracket # CE10305G. We do have these available with the 12" bracket as a Assembly # CE10455G so you get the new roller and shaft. This particular Roller # YR1200Y uses a thermal-plasticized rubber which is stronger than rubber and softer than polyurethane for durability without damaging or marring your boat.
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  • Bow Roller Solution for Jon Boat that Has Flatter and Wider Bow
    Based on what you described you might be best served with a keel roller assembly like the # CE10455G which is 12 inches long and has a pretty low angle to the roller which sounds like would be a great match for the contour of the bottom of your boat.
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  • Keel Roller Assembly Similar to a Roller Bunk
    Though we have roller bunks like # DL21741 and a Deep V Keel Roller Assemblies such as the 8" # CE10403G and 12" # CE10455G, we do not carry what would amount to a combination of the two. We also carry Keel Roller Assemblies that attach to either 2" trailer tongues # CE32005G or 3" trailer tongues # CE32003G. I've attached links to video reviews of these products for you to take a look at.
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  • How To Install Rollers On a Pontoon Boat
    It sounds like you are trying to bring the boat down closer to the trailer frame. I have personally not seen many setups that involve using keel rollers like the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly part # CE10455G with a pontoon boat but if you have an idea in mind we do have these in various sizes. That said, I think the best option we can offer you to add a roller would be with the Dutton-Lainson Boat Trailer Deluxe Roller Bunks part # DL21741 and the CE Smith Bolster Bracket for Pontoon...
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  • Replacement Keel Roller Assemble For a Boat Trailer Using Rollers on 1-1/4" Shaft
    The only type of roller we have that fits a 1-1/4" shaft is the Yates Ribbed Wobble Roller # YA72FR. You can replace your rollers with the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly # CE10455G. This 12" roller uses a 5/8" shaft and has a non-marking thermo-plastic rubber construction for increased life.
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  • Recommended Keel Roller For Best Weight Capacity on Boat Trailer
    The Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 18" Long - 5/8" Shaft # YR18244-165EC is not weight rated. The weight of the boat will actually be on the bracket and the 5/8 inch shaft that runs through the heavy-duty roller. Your application with the front weight the roller is more likely to bend the longer you make the roller. For instance the 18 inch roller along with the brackets # CE10500G and Roller Shaft w/Cap Nuts 19" x 5/8" # 107-30A will be more likely...
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  • Replacement 11-3/8 Inch Long Keel Roller for a Boat Trailer
    With 12 inch keel rollers, such as # YR12244-125EC for example, they aren't actually 12 inches long. They fit 12 inch wide brackets. Just the rubber part of this roller for example is approximately 11-3/8 inches. Overall it is 11-3/4 inches long. So it is kind of like a 2 x 4 which is neither 2 inches nor 4 inches. The other option is to replace the roller and mounting bracket together using an assembly such as # CE10455G. I have linked videos of both of these parts for you.
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