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CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Self Centering - PVC - 12" - 5/8" Shaft - Amber

CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Self Centering - PVC - 12" - 5/8" Shaft - Amber

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Replace the keel roller on your boat trailer with this self-centering, PVC roller that automatically guides your boat to the center of your trailer as it rolls forward. Durable, non-marring material won't leave scuffs or marks on your boat. Call 800-298-1624 to order CE Smith boat trailer parts part number CE29505 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all CE Smith products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Self Centering - PVC - 12" - 5/8" Shaft - Amber. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts - CE29505

  • Roller and Bunk Parts
  • Rollers
  • Keel Roller
  • 12 Inch Long
  • PVC
  • Fits 5/8 Inch Shaft
  • CE Smith

Replace the keel roller on your boat trailer with this self-centering, PVC roller that automatically guides your boat to the center of your trailer as it rolls forward. Durable, non-marring material won't leave scuffs or marks on your boat.


Features:

  • PVC keel roller replaces 1 worn or damaged keel roller on your boat trailer
    • Eases loading and unloading of your boat
    • Supports the keel of your boat as it rests on your trailer
    • Absorbs road shock while your boat is being towed
  • Built-in grooves help center your boat as you load it on your trailer
    • Guides keel to the center of your trailer as it rolls forward
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) construction is durable, non-marring, and corrosion resistant
    • Stronger and longer lasting than rubber
    • Won't leave scratches, scuffs, or marks on your boat's hull
    • Works great in freshwater and saltwater
  • Amber color


Specs:

  • Application: 12" wide bracket with 5/8" diameter shaft
  • Dimensions: 11-3/8" long x 2-13/16" diameter


PVC Construction

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a sturdy material that is great for use on marine trailers. A PVC roller is more durable than a rubber roller, but it's also soft enough to absorb road shock when your boat's in tow. And PVC is corrosion resistant, even in saltwater.


PVC is also non-marring, so it won't damage or discolor your boat upon contact. Rubber rollers can leave marks on your boat's hull as you load and unload. With PVC, on the other hand, you won't need to worry about any scuffs or smears on your boat.



29505 C. E. Smith Self-Centering Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - P. V. C. - 12" Length - 5/8" Shaft - Amber




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Customer Reviews

CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Self Centering - PVC - 12" - 5/8" Shaft - Amber - CE29505

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (39 Customer Reviews)

Replace the keel roller on your boat trailer with this self-centering, PVC roller that automatically guides your boat to the center of your trailer as it rolls forward. Durable, non-marring material won't leave scuffs or marks on your boat.

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I bought the self centering roller because I put a Drotto latch on my trailer and was having trouble lining up on it because there was no front roller. The self centering roller fixed the problem! I am very happy with it! Thanks!



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Excellent customer service along with quick delivery, I ordered the self centering boat keel rollers and they came right away, the brackets for them are beefy but will need a little modification to fit my trailer which is not their fault in any way, etrailer is always my first stop and so far they've always had what I need.



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Excellent replacement, easy to install with etrailer 5/8" roller shaft.



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My hubby hasn’t installed this on his trailer yet, but he said it’s exactly what he was looking for and thinks it will fix the issue the boat has when loading up.



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Great quality material. Easy and simple 5 minute installation. Looks and works great.



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As usual ,on time and exactly what I wanted .Very easy to deal with. Thanks for your great service



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Same as previous review.



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The simplest improvement you can make to a trailer. Very worthwhile investment.



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Purchase and installation went smoothly. This self centering roller makes loading my 15' boat with 25 hp motor much easier, especially by myself in wind, waves, darkness etc. I can bring the boat in crooked and it will center it right up. Very happy with it.



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Spiraled roller works great, boat is aligned perfectly every time. Just be sure you don' t put the trailer in too deep.



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These replacement rollers worked great for my trailer.



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These items are very well made and will be having them installed Thursday. I as very pleased how pleasant and helpful Kathy was in ordering. Your website is very well done and the package was very well packed and the tracking is the best I ever seen. I may send a picture after installation and have used them.



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Exactly what I needed when refurbishing an old trailer.



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Items received as promised with quick shipping. Great service and prices on name brands.



- CE29505
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great roller, centers the boat on trailer every time.



- CE29505
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Great product and timely delivery even during the pandemic. Appears to be just what I needed to make my boat loading easier.



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Ordering was effortless and everything was delivered promptly and in perfect condition. Good Job !



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GREAT ROLLER...WOULDNT HAVE ANYTHING ELSE..WORKS GREAT



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was what I ordered and shipment was fast would do business again



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GOOD product it will do well



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Havnt tried it yet but looks like very good construction



- CE29505
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Very clever idea well made. Will try on lake soon



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everything I've ever dreamed of



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This will be of great help



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perfect makes boating fun again


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Ask the Experts about this CE Smith Boat Trailer Parts

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Parts Needed To Add 12" Self Centering Keel Roller On Boat Trailer
    You could use the CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Self Centering - PVC - 12" - 5/8" Shaft - Amber but you would need to have new brackets welded on to your 2015 EZ loader boat trailer, or you could drill new holes so you can bolt on the CE Smith Universal-Fit Split Panel Brackets for Boat Trailers # CE10500G. This mounting slots on this bracket should only be roughly 11" apart so you will not be able to reuse your existing holes. You would also need a new, longer roller shaft #...
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  • Is My 1996 Champion 552 Boat Too Heavy To Use CE Smith Keel Roller CE29505?
    The CE Smith Keel Roller For Boat Trailers # CE29505 you were looking at does not have a specific weight capacity as it will not carry the fully weight of your 1996 Champion 552 at any time when loading it on your trailer, so it will work just fine. The # CE29505 should just touch the bottom of the boat to make it easier for the boat to be loaded straight on your trailer, but the bunk boards will be carrying the brunt of the weight of the boat. I included a video of the # CE29505...
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  • Keel Roller Recommendation for 22 Center Console Boat
    If you have room for it I would go with a 12 inch wide self-centering keel roller like the part # CE29505. This will be the easiest to line up onto and will center as your boat rides on it.
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  • On Trailer with 4 Keel Rollers How Many Self Centering Rollers are Needed
    With just a pair of the CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers # CE29505 you'd be able to center the boat pretty easily on your trailer. You wouldn't need to convert all 4.
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  • Can CE Smith Keel Roller CE29505 Be Installed On Boat Trailer W/ Bunk Boards?
    The CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Self Centering - PVC - 12" - 5/8" Shaft - Amber # CE29505 will work just fine on your boat trailer with bunks. The correct height will be dependent on the design of your boat and how tall your bunk boards are, but using the CE Smith Adjustable Mounting Brackets for Keel Rollers - Galvanized Steel - 11-1/2" L - 1 Pair # CE32004G will allow you to fine tune the roller to your specific boat and trailer. I included videos for both of the products...
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  • Could More than one of the CE Smith Self Centering Keel Roller be Installed on Trailer
    There's no reason you couldn't install two of the CE Smith Self Centering Keel Rollers # CE29505 that you referenced. This would help center the boat as you pull it onto the trailer.
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  • Can Two Self Centering Keel Rollers Install on Boat Trailer
    There certainly wouldn't be any negative effects from using two self-centering keel rollers like the CE Smith Keel Roller part # CE29505 although some might say it's redundant.
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  • Should Keel Rollers Touch the Bottom of the Boat
    Thanks for the photo. It does indeed look like you need to move your keel rollers up towards the bottom of the boat until they are touching but not supporting the full weight. Therefore, marking the bracket when the rollers are flush to the bottom and then moving them up to this point will be a great idea.
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  • Recommended Guide to Center 1850 Lund Impact on Shorelander Boat Trailer
    The CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Self Centering # CE29505 is a replacement roller for a keel roller assembly. This self-centering roller fits a 12" wide bracket with a 5/8" shaft. In order to use this on your boat trailer you would need to install a keel roller. You are correct in thinking it is not a good idea to attach anything to the trailer axle. Based on the crossmembers and what is already attached to them, I would also not recommend installing a keel roller. Your best...
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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...
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  • Can CE Smith Keel Roller CE29505 be Used With Jon Boat Trailer
    We don't offer 2 inch keel rollers, so you may have meant the 12 inch CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Self Centering - PVC - 12" - 5/8" Shaft - Amber # CE29505. And yes, you can use these on your boat Jon boat trailer, and to do so you will need the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers - Zinc-Plated Steel - 13" x 5/8" # CE10727A and CE Smith Panel Bracket for 12" Boat Trailer Rollers - Galvanized Steel # CE10305G. The bracket can be installed with U-bolts such...
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  • What Hardware Is Needed To Mount CE Smith Panel Bracket CE10305G For 12" Keel Roller?
    To mount the CE Smith Panel Bracket for 12" Boat Trailer Rollers - Galvanized Steel # CE10305G you were looking at you have two options. The first being welding the bracket to your trailer. If you go this route you need to make sure to sand off the galvanized coating as it gives off a harmful gas when it is welded. The second and more common option is using U-bolts. The U-bolts will need to match the size of the frame on your trailer so you will need to measure that. For example we...
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  • How to Determine Fit of 12" CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers
    Most keel rollers for boat trailers like the CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers part # CE29519 or CE Smith Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Self Centering part # CE29505 don't have listed weight capacities as they aren't supporting the full weight of the boat. I recommend simply sticking with the original size and location as intended by the boat trailer manufacturer. In regards to a comparison, the self-centering model helps re-align the boat on the trailer when you aren't completely...
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