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Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers - Zinc-Plated Steel - 6-1/4" x 1/2"

Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers - Zinc-Plated Steel - 6-1/4" x 1/2"

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6-1/4" Long x 1/2" diameter steel shaft for 5" rollers replaces a worn-out roller shaft on your boat trailer. Includes 2 pal nuts for mounting. 1-800-940-8924 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE10701A or order online at Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers - Zinc-Plated Steel - 6-1/4" x 1/2". Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE10701A

  • Rollers
  • Roller Shafts
  • 1/2 Inch Diameter
  • 6-1/4 Inch Long
  • Zinc-Plated Steel
  • CE Smith

6-1/4" Long x 1/2" diameter steel shaft for 5" rollers replaces a worn-out roller shaft on your boat trailer. Includes 2 pal nuts for mounting.


  • Roller shaft accommodates a roller on your boat trailer
  • Constructed of sturdy, zinc-plated steel
  • Attaches with 2 end cap nuts (included)
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 5" rollers
  • Quantity: 1 shaft and 2 pal nuts
  • Shaft length: 6-1/4"
  • Diameter: 1/2"

10701A Zinc-Plated Steel Replacement Roller Shaft with End Cap Nuts by CE Smith - 6-1/4" Long x 1/2" Diameter

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Video Transcript for CE Smith Boat Trailer Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts Review

Hi there boat trailer owners. Today, we're going to be taking a look at CE Smith's replacement keel roller rods. And this is what our replacement roller rod's going to look like. These are available in either two different diameters, whether it be five eighths, like we have here or half inch, you just want to match it up to your old one. And they're also available in varying lengths. So that way you can get the proper span for your particular trailer.

And all of them are zinc coated to protect them from rusting corrosion, which is very common on your boat trailers since you're pulling it in and out of the boat dock all the time, you're next to the Lake. They often get wet. So this way we can ensure that we're going to have long lasting operation of this rod, and it's not going to seize up inside of here due to rust and corrosion.Also included with it you'll receive cap nuts for each side of your rod. And these are nice because once you press them on there, they're pretty much a permanent fit, you have to really try to get them off of there. And since this is a roller, it doesn't ever really get forces side to side, but we don't want to use regular thread on nuts on something like this since it does roll.

That could potentially cause the nuts to back off. So this is an ideal solution. If your old keel roller or keel roller rod are worn out and need replacement, the replacement shaft here is going to be a great option for you because it's kind of a one use thing, unless you can get yourself some new cap nuts. And even if you do get new cabinets, if it's heavily corroded and worn down, those cap nuts may not fit as tight and as properly as they used to.So when replacing your keel roller, when it's wore out, I highly recommend also replacing the keel roller rod. The rod is going to be made of solid steel with a zinc coating.

So it's going to be extremely durable holding up the weight that is pressed down from the boat sitting on it there. And the zinc coat is going to protect it against rust and corrosion. If your keel roller is worn out. And that's why you're looking at getting replacements. We also carry the keel rollers here at

So you can get a set up just like this. You can see how nice and smooth it is, and we've got a nice surface for our boat to rest on.Today we're going to be replacing the keel roller's shaft because our key roller's all damaged up and in order to get the roller off, we have to take the shaft out and the nuts typically get damaged and are not reusable. So we're just going to be replacing it all as an assembly. Start by removing our roller's nuts. We're just going to get behind it with a pair of pliers. We're just going to pop that cap off of there. inaudible 00:02:18. Our shaft will then slide out. We can remove our roller and then install our new components. We've got our shaft here and I find it easier to get one cap nut on first. So we're just going to set that on top and we're just going to hammer it into place. I'm going to use a rubber mallet just to help minimize how much dings I make on the little cap. And it's really that simple. And you can see here, there's no way I'm going to push this off. If I wanted to get this off of here, I would almost have to take another hammer and smash it off of there because you're just not going to be able to pull it off. Now we can just take our roller. We're going to set it into place. Slide our rod all the way through the roller, until it comes out on the other side. We'll then take our cap, we're going to set it into place. Now that we got it just barely started. We're going to finish tapping it on. I'm going to use a hammer on the other side, because it might hurt your hip or something else if you're holding it. And we can see our shaft spins, our roller spins and it's nice and solid, it's not going anywhere. Thought you need a hatchet. And that completes our look at CE Smith's replacement keel roller rods.

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Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers - Zinc-Plated Steel - 6-1/4" x 1/2" - CE10701A

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (693 Customer Reviews)

6-1/4" Long x 1/2" diameter steel shaft for 5" rollers replaces a worn-out roller shaft on your boat trailer. Includes 2 pal nuts for mounting.


I am refurbishing an old trailer and need this item. It is exactly the piece I needed to replace. The item was shipped and arrived very fast and I was kept informed of the whole process in a timely matter. Very impressed


I replacement parts for my very old boat trailer. The parts came in timely and exactly what I ordered.


Spool shaft fit and work perfectly with new rollers.
etrailer has good parts, fair price and quick to ship.


Exact fit. Product description was very informative and detailed. Price was excellent. Highly recommend etailer for any trailer needs. Thanks. Fast shipping


The parts I needed at a good price and the order was shipped the same day I order after 12 noon. (Not saying that would always be the case, but it was with both of my orders)
Good job etrailer, would recomend for any trailer parts.

Tim H.


Your service was great, product is good at a fair price. I have your website saved as a favorite and if I need anything this will be the first place I look. I did sell a couple of my boats and trailers but still have one and whenif I need parts I will more than likely order from you.Thanks


As advertised


I needed a number of things and found EXACTLY what I needed as my winter garage project is modifying an old trailer to safely accommodate a vintage runabout. Amazing array of products, always top notch quality, great communication, reasonable prices and quick delivery, is the one-stop of trailer parts and many other essential products. I'm a fan.


Everything arrived on time and in good order for my trailer project. Just the perfect size for what I need.

Randy K.


Has worked great. No complaints


Just a very easy, way to get exactly what you need for your trailer project.

Rebecca my service rep was knowledgeable, very pleasant and a adept at narrowing down you project needs.

ETrailer is just an really simple efficient way to get what you need.


Great products and arrived quickly

Michael G.


Great. Our boat rolls off the trailer easily, and drives up on the trailer much smoother


etrailer had the parts I needed right away - Just what I needed to replace some worn parts and make trailering safe! I compared rices and they had great price\ing and FAST S&H! Thanks!


boat tlr parts. as usual, etrailer had all parts necessary for restoration. excellent technical staff to assist you. i don't go anywhere else. also, all parts i have received are excellent quality, more than adequete for the job. great company!


Excellent products from an exemplary company that really is a step above the rest. Everything ordered was as needed. Now to put it all on the boat trailer.


Picked up a roller, shaft and bow stop. All are excellent quality and price. Parts arrived on time and were packaged with care.


Ordered multiple products over many months, all orders arrived on time and in full


Product was exactly as stated. Delivered rather quickly. I immediately opened the box and installed the parts on my boat. They fit perfectly. Thanks again.


Received my parts on time and well packaged. I'm building a kayak trailer and etrailer has everything I need for the job! Thanks etrailer!


Everything came as described, fast shipment, Good quality parts great prices.

Thanks trailer


Great service, fast delivery, and the price is great too.



Everything is fine.


Quality item great price and fast deliv ery.


After a year it's still doing what it suppose to do.


Thanks! Good product. Will be ordering other items.


Good product, exact size as OEM


I got the product quickly and it fit just fine. Everything was great.


Met all expectations! Service was great.

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

  • How to Choose Correct Replacement Keel roller and Shaft for Boat Trailer
    What you need to do is make sure that the roller fits inside the roller bracket with some slight room so it can turn freely. Then just make sure that the replacement shaft is long enough to reach to the outsides of the bracket so that you can put the caps on it. For example, the Yates V Keel Roller # YR5213-4P is 5" long and takes a 1/2" shaft while the 1/2" shaft # CE10701A is 6-1/4" long and comes with the pal nuts to secure it to the bracket.
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  • Roller Shaft For Mounting Yates Spool Roller YR510Y-4
    We don't have shoulder bolts, but we do have the correct shaft for mounting the Yates Spool Roller for Boat Trailers - TPR - 5" Long - 1/2" Shaft # YR510Y-4. What you will need is the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers - Zinc-Plated Steel - 6-1/4" x 1/2" # CE10701A. We do not have the washers or something for a spacer that can be used beneath the roller bracket.
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  • Recommended End Cap for Yates 3" Bow Roller for Boat Trailers
    The Yates Endcap for Boat Trailer Rollers part # YR130-4 will work great with the Yates Bow Roller for Boat Trailers part # YR300BLK. If you need a roller shaft as well, I recommend the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts part # CE10701A.
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  • Replacement Keel Roller Brackets for a Tee Nee Boat Trailer with 3 Inch Rollers
    The 3 inch rubber bow roller, # YR3143-4, that you referenced is typically used at the front of the boat near the winch. The rollers that are usually used in the middle and rear are keel rollers. Often times, the v shape of the 3 inch bow roller is too deep for the middle or rear end of a boat hull. I did some research on your Tee Nee trailer and it looks like there are a few different styles that will affect the type of brackets that you will use. If you have frame rails that run perpendicular...
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  • 1983 Tee Nee Trailer for a Flying Scot Sailboat Keel Roller Option
    From past customers we have found that the TeeNee trailers use a three inch keel roller like the part # YR300Y. That being said I would need to see a picture of your setup to give you the best options we have. I did some research on your Tee Nee trailer and it looks like there are a few different styles that will affect the type of brackets that you will use. If you have frame rails that run perpendicular to the boat, then I recommend using a set of angle mounting brackets like part...
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  • Roller Recommendation for Guiding a 2 inch Wide Strap on Boat Trailer
    The best roller for your needs would be the # YR5203-4P this has an overall length of 5 inches so it would work well for a 2 inch wide strap to roll on the inner part of it. The overall diameter of the roller is 3 inches which is pretty close to what you need. It's designed to roll on a 1/2 inch shaft like part # CE10701A. For a bracket you could use the panel bracket part # CE10301G or the angle brackets part # CE10211G. Check out the review video I attached.
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