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Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers - Zinc-Plated Steel - 13" x 5/8"

Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers - Zinc-Plated Steel - 13" x 5/8"

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13" Long x 5/8" diameter steel shaft for 12" rollers replaces a worn-out roller shaft on your boat trailer. Includes 2 pal nuts for mounting. 1-800-496-5010 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE10727A or order online at Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers - Zinc-Plated Steel - 13" x 5/8". Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE10727A

  • Roller and Bunk Parts
  • Brackets
  • 13 Inch Long
  • Roller Shaft
  • Zinc-Plated Steel
  • 5/8 Inch Diameter
  • CE Smith

13" Long x 5/8" diameter steel shaft for 12" 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: 12" rollers
  • Quantity: 1 shaft and 2 pal nuts
  • Shaft length: 13"
  • Diameter: 5/8"

10727A Zinc-Plated Steel Replacement Roller Shaft with End Cap Nuts by CE Smith - 13-1/2" Long x 5/8" Diameter

Video of Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers - Zinc-Plated Steel - 13" x 5/8"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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.

Customer Reviews

Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers - Zinc-Plated Steel - 13" x 5/8" - CE10727A

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (542 Customer Reviews)

13" Long x 5/8" diameter steel shaft for 12" rollers replaces a worn-out roller shaft on your boat trailer. Includes 2 pal nuts for mounting.


Overall it's fine but the package was bent (apparently to fit in the box) and cracked open and one of the nuts is missing.
Shipping was timely.


Good quality -- exactly what I ordered -- fast delivery.....


Exactly what I ordered. Fast, prompt shipment. Thank you


The order came faster than expected, and I'm glad I found your site. Although the items I got are not intended for what they are advertised as ( boat trailer loading wheels ) they will be perfect for my application - "welding cart"


Roller pin is just what I wanted I believe it will be just right


I recently purchased two Yates keel rollers , one 12" and one 8".... Was very please with the price , shipping , and the products I received !!! Will be happy to order from you guys again.



fits well on rollers, seems strong enough, caps seem snug--does the job. I only used this towing my boat 1 x so far


professional service prompt delivery exact replacement appears to be quality material


Excellent quality and shipped in a timely manner.


Everything was great. Easy to order what I wanted and delivered in timely manner


This item was exact replacement for my bass boat trailer. Just simply removed old roller and installed this one with no issues.


Very easy to replace old to new


Color was great, fit was perfect, feel stronger than previous rollers, perfect match to trailer, quick shipping.


I greatly appreciate the ease of ordering and the promptness in which I received my merchandise.


Well even though they didn’t have exactly what I wanted they did what they could to help me out with what they had in stock and it’s goi go to work out perfect. Got to say it was a good experience dealing with etrailer thanks!


Not much to say about a roller shaft lol it is what i ordered and received


Hi quality for a great price. Overhauled my Boat Trailer rollers, bearings, bunks, wiring and more. I usually shop parts like this on Ebay, Amazon...etc..
Etrailer beat all of their prices, and with free shipping on my $99+ order, the deal got even sweeter. Got my parts in 3 days and had the job done in the next 2 days. All parts fit perfectly and my trailer is like new.
This is my second order from etrailer. As we all know it's "always something" with anything marine related. They have earned my business. Thanks..!!


Great product


I had ordered the wrong size roller shaft when I ordered the 12" keel roller but Emily helped me choose the correct size. Shipping was fast and very satisfied.


shorter than needed

We do carry one that is 19 inches long, part # 107-30A
Roller Shaft w/Cap Nuts 19" x 5/8"
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 10/14/2021


got exactly what i ordered and delivered on time, thanks


Perfect fit for my trailer and much sturdier than original


I ordered on Tuesday evening and received what I ordered on Friday morning. Used a band saw to cut off 1/4 inch of the 13" shaft due to my original shafts on my 1994 ProCraft Trailer having 12 3/4" shafts. I'll just have to see if the new rollers last as long as the original rollers, which were also Yates rollers. Representative on the phone was very pleasant to talk to.


These shafts along with the rollers I purchased should be perfect for my project.


Website easy to navigate,just got the product and haven't installed or tried it out yet. Shipped & received in a timely manner.

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

  • How Does a Keel Roller Fit on 5/8 Inch Shaft
    The roller sits loosely enough on the 5/8 inch shaft that it will spin easily, but not so loose that it's sloppy. If you needed a replacement shaft, a 13-5/8 inch long shaft is available as part # CE10727A. It includes two pal nuts.
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  • Are the Ends of the 5/8 Inch Steel Roller Shaft Part # CE10727A Tapered
    The ends of the roller shaft, part # CE10727A, are not tapered. The shaft is 5/8 of an inch in diameter from end to end.
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  • Can Holes be Drilled into Roller Shaft
    While I obviously cannot give you any type of guarantee that your drill press will allow you to drill 1/8 inch holes in the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts # CE10727A, it is certainly practical to believe that you should be able to do it. We had a customer report to us that they used a band saw to trim a bit of length off the shaft, and while it isn't an apples to apples comparison, it does speak to the fact that it is reasonable to assume a decent drill press will allow you to drill through it.
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  • What Length Roller Shaft Is Needed To Add Bells To An 8 Inch Long Keel Roller
    The Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers part # CE10727A which has a 13" long x 5/8" diameter shaft should allow you to add bow bells to an 8" long keel rollers. I don't have an exact length you will need as it depends on which bells you go with but you can just cut down the above if it's too long. I have attached a full list of our roller shafts and bow bells for you as well.
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  • Mounting Boat Trailer Bunk Boards to Vertical Bunk Boards that Tilt
    I like the idea of using a shaft and pal nuts. That way there is less of a chance of it binding up like what might happen if you used regular nuts and bolts. You would have to make sure the shaft has the capacity for the load that you are going to put on it. A shaft like # CE10727A as an example is a solid steel bar, 5/8 inches in diameter and while it does not have an official capacity it would be very sturdy. I have included a link to the other shafts we carry.
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  • Are Roller Shafts Included With Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers
    The metal shaft does not come included with the Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers, part # YR12000. The roller shaft we offer for this roller is part # CE10727A. This is a 13 inch long shaft and it includes 2 pal nuts.
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  • Shaft Recommendation for Use with Keel Roller part # CE10727A
    For just the shaft you would want the part # CE10727A to go along with the roller part # YR12000. The shaft comes with the pal nuts as well that secure it.
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  • Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts to Use with Boat Trailer 12" Long Keel Roller by Dutton-Lainson
    Yes, for a replacement roller shaft with pal nuts to use with the roller part # DL21728 that you referenced you'd want the part # CE10727A which is a 13 inch roller shaft that is 5/8 inch in diameter and comes with pal nuts.
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  • Where To Install a CE Smith Self Centering Keel Roller
    For starters, in order to use the CE Smith Self Centering Keel Roller for Boat Trailers part # CE29505 on your boat trailer you will also need to use the CE Smith Panel Bracket for 12" Boat Trailer Rollers part # CE10305G and the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers part # CE10727A. In regards to installation, these will need to be installed towards the stern of the boat, in the center of the trailer. This would be the only place that would allow them to effectively center...
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  • Does Centering Keel Roller # CE29505 Come with Install Brackets
    The self centering roller part # CE29505 does not come with a mounting bracket but for that we have the # CE10305G for a bracket and for a roller # CE10727A which includes pal nuts.
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  • How To Help With Centering Boat On Trailer When Loading
    I have a few options to help with loading the boat on the trailer but the best would have to be the CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers part # CE29505. In order to mount them you'd need the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts part # CE10727A and CE Smith Panel Bracket part # CE10305G. I would stick with the same type of roller for the front and rear of the boat trailer.
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  • Can I Use the CE Smith Self Centering Keel Roller on my Trailer
    I may have a solution for you, but it doesn't look like your trailer has any bracket in place in order to use the CE Smith Self Centering Keel Roller for Boat Trailers part # CE29505 on your boat trailer. For that reason you would first need to have a roller bracket like the CE Smith Panel Bracket for 12" Boat Trailer Rollers part # CE10305G welded to the frame or attached with U-bolts to match your trailer frame size. If you went the welded on route, the # CE10305G is galvanized steel...
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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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  • How To Add Self-Centering Rollers To Shorelandr Boat Trailer
    In order to install the CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers part # CE29505 on a trailer you will first need the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers part # CE10727A. Then, all you need is a set of mounting brackets such as the CE Smith Universal-Fit Split Panel Brackets part # CE10500G and u-bolts. The correct u-bolts will come down to frame size. I have linked our selection for you. The roller will install in the center of the trailer on the horizontal crossmember.
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  • Self Centering Keel Roller and Mounting Hardware For Boat Trailer
    The CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers # CE29505 is our only self centering keel roller. It is 12" wide versus the 8" that you are looking for. We do have the CE Smith Panel Bracket for 12" Boat Trailer Rollers # CE10305G and Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts # CE10727A if you would like to move to the 12" keel roller to lessen the chance of your keel hitting the edge of the smaller 8" roller you currently have.
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  • Bow Roller for 14 Foot Row Boat Trailer
    The Dutton-Lainson Roller you referenced, part # DL21712 would work fine for you, but the Redline Bow Roller, part # 404800 would probably be a better fit. You would also need the mounting brackets, part # MBSPB and a shaft part # CE10727A.
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  • Should Boat Trailer Roller Shafts be Greased
    Greasing the roller shafts is not necessary but it wouldn't hurt anything and may actually help resist corrosion. If you need marine grease you can use # L54FR.
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  • What Size Shaft Does Yates Side Guide Roller # YR12243-5 Fit
    The roller # YR12243-5 that you referenced does not come with a shaft but it was designed to be used with a 5/8 inch diameter shaft like the # CE10727A which comes with pal nuts.
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  • Availability Of PVC Keel Roller That Is Self Centering
    I may have an option for you, but there is not a 8" version of the CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Self Centering # CE29505. If you are wanting the self centering feature you will need to use 12" # CE29505 and replace your current mounting bracket with the CE Smith Panel Bracket for 12" Boat Trailer Rollers # CE10305G and a new shaft # CE10727A. We do however have the CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers # CE29517 which is made of the same material and is the 8" length you mentioned,...
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  • Diameter of Yates Rubber YR12000 Boat Trailer Keel Roller
    At the narrowest spot in the center, the Yates Rubber # YR12000 Keel Roller is 2-1/4 inches in diameter. At the ends which is the thickest part of the roller, the diameter is 3-5/16 of an inch. For a panel-style mounting bracket, use # CE10305G and for a roller shaft and pal nuts, use # CE10727A.
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  • Roller Shaft and Pal Nuts For a Keel Roller with a 5/8 Inch Inner Shaft Diameter
    You are going to need a 5/8 inch diameter shaft and pal nuts. You could use # CE10721A which comes with both. The shaft is 5-1/2 inches long. We also have other lengths that come with pal nuts: # CE10726A for 11-1/8 inches, # CE10725A for 9-1/4 inches, # CE10727A for 13-1/2 inches, or # CE10722A for 6-1/4 inches. The roller has a 3 inch diameter.
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  • 7-3/8 and 11-3/8 Inch Keel Rollers for a Caulkins Boat Trailer
    There are some common size rollers found on boat trailers but really they can be just about any size. Roller # YR8000 has an overall length of 7-3/4 inches so it would fit in the 7-7/8 inch spacing. It fits on a 5/8 inch diameter shaft # CE10725A. Roller # YR12000 is actually 11-3/4 inches long and so it would fit the 11-7/8 spacing of your brackets. It also fits a 5/8 inch diameter shaft # CE10727A. I have linked video reviews of both rollers for you.
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  • Roller Shaft Dimensions for a 10" Keel Roller
    To fit a 10" keel roller like the CE Smith Keel Roller # CE29518 you will want the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts # CE10726A. This 5/8" shaft is 11" long and comes with the 2 pal nuts to secure the shaft inside the brackets. If you wish to add the Yates Endcap # YR135-5Y you will want to use a Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts # CE10727A that is 13" long to account for the additional length of the endcaps.
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  • Replacement 12 inch Keel Roller for 1978 Shoreline Boat Trailer
    We do have a selection of 12" keel rollers that you can use as a replacement on your boat trailer. The Yates Keel Roller # YR12244-125EC should get the job done for you as it is 12" long and fits the standard 5/8" shaft like part # CE10727A. I have attached a review video for this roller that you can reference as well as a link to our selection of 12" keel rollers for you to filter through.
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