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Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft

Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft

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Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this large-diameter, heavy-duty rubber one. This keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 12" wide brackets with a 5/8" diameter shaft. Call 800-298-1624 to order Yates Rubber boat trailer parts part number YR12244-125EC or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yates Rubber products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts - YR12244-125EC

  • Roller and Bunk Parts
  • Rollers
  • Keel Roller
  • 12 Inch Long
  • Black Rubber
  • Fits 5/8 Inch Shaft
  • Yates Rubber

Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this large-diameter, heavy-duty rubber one. This keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 12" wide brackets with a 5/8" diameter shaft.


Features:

  • Replaces 1 keel roller on your boat trailer
  • Eases loading and unloading of boat
  • Supports bottom of boat as it sits on trailer
  • Helps to absorb road shock while boat is being towed
  • Constructed of heavy-duty rubber
  • Includes heavy-duty nylon bushings
  • Made in USA


Specs:

  • Application: 12" wide bracket with 5/8" diameter shaft
  • Dimensions: 11-3/4" long x 3-3/4" diameter


12244-125EC Yates 12" Super Heavy-Duty Keel Roller - Black Rubber





Video of Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft

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




Video Transcript for Yates Boat Trailer Keel Roller Review

Hi there boat trailer owners. Today, we're going to be taking a look at Yates Replacement Keel Roller. These are available in either a 5/8th inch or half inch inner diameter. You want to make sure you get the appropriate one that matches your keel roller rods diameter. And they're also available in two different types of material, either a heavy duty rubber, which is what you see here, and it's going to be black in color. Or in a TPR, which is a thermal plasticized rubber.

That's going to be an extremely hard durable rubber. The TPR is available in either a cream or blue color. All of these are available in various lengths, so you can get the appropriate one to match your particular trailer.Having a properly functioning keel roller is important for the bottom of your boat when you're pulling it up onto your trailer. You want it to be able to easily glide across the roller and give it a nice surface that it can sit on that's going to absorb any road vibrations and impacts that you're going to hit, like potholes and such out there. This rubber is going to absorb a lot of that, so it's not transferred into the hull of your boat.Our customer decided to go with the heavy duty rubber, but one of the nice things about the TPR over the heavy duty rubber is if there's no chance that it could leave any marks on your trailer.

with this one there is a possibility if it shifts left or right or something, and it slides across the rubber, it might leave a little bit of a black mark. You can wipe it off, but it'll be there. With the TPR you don't have to ever worry about that. You're also going to get a similar shape so you can match it up to your old one. That way it helps center your boat and properly matches the hole underneath to keep it centered on your trailer.

And the rubbers nice and grippy, so once you've got it cinched down, it's really going to hold it nice and tight.If you follow along with us, we're going to go ahead and replace this roller. I highly recommend that you replace your keel roller route at the same time, because once you remove the caps on the end, they're usually damaged and you have to replace the caps. And your rollers often gets damaged from corrosion and rolling around and everything else out there, so we can have an updated to have it nice and smooth like this here.And he can see a keel roller on a small fishing boat here, and you can see that the boat is rested on top of this. And again, that's real important for the hull of your boat. It's going to absorb a lot of that road impact.

Now this one here is pretty wore out. You can see all the stress cracks in it. So it looks like this one's ready for replacement as well, so we'll be heading here next.Start by removing our rollers nuts. We're just going to get behind it with a pair of pliers. We're just going to pop that cap off there. Our shaft will then slide out. We can remove our roller and then install our new components. And you can see here before we slide our roller on it's constructed of a heavy duty rubber and inserted into each end we have bushings, so that way it can easily glide and roll when it contacts against the metal service here. Because the rubber would want to grab, its got a more grab type property. It's not slick, kind of like the tires on your road. This is a nice slick composite type material that's easily going to let it slide.We've got our shaft here, and I find it easier to get one cap 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 if 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 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. And that completes our look at Yates Replacement Keel Rollers.


Customer Reviews

Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft - YR12244-125EC

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (50 Customer Reviews)

Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this large-diameter, heavy-duty rubber one. This keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 12" wide brackets with a 5/8" diameter shaft.

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I am new (again) to boating, and being on the frugal side, always want to compare products that I purchase. Thought I could deal local (you know, support your local economy and all), but when actually given the chance, they could not (or would not) even come close! etrailer sells the same top-quality products at prices that couldn't be touched by local suppliers. Huge "thank-you" to etrailer for allowing DIY'ers such as myself the opportunity to be a part of this new hobby!



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These worked perfect on my trailer refu rb.



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A great transaction, very pleased! Got exactly what I ordered and received it when they said I’d receive it. Thanks!!



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As described .. it was an easy installation on my sailboat trailer. - Used a 2x8 under the boat keel ... and my floor jack. - raised the boat about 1 inch off the rollers. - removed the bracket and the keel rollers - A large hammer was used to drive the roller shaft out - Brackets, shafts (zinc coated) and rollers were reinstalled on trailer - Boat can now be launched with ease !



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Repairing a tandem axle boat trailer for 1987 Grady White, I found the keel roller, shaft, and guide rollers on back had deteriorated. Locally I could only find the "Heavy Duty," but needed the Super Heavy Duty. After a couple of failed attempts locally, I found the necessary items on eTrailer and had them delivered to my door-- promptly. Further, right before ordering I noticed a flat tire. Although I was able to get a new one mounted on that galvanized rim locally, I decided a spare would increase my comfort level when towing, so had one included in the eTrailer order. Now ready for fishing season.



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Works great



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Great service and surprising follow up to make sure the product was delivered ok. I followed up this purchase by ordering trailer drums, brakes, and hydraulic actuator for my boat trailer.



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Just as advertised boat rolls over easy



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The quality of this product appears to be excellent. I am however having difficulty locating an accompanying shaft of the correct length to fit my trailer. Most shafts appear to be a maximum length of 13 1/4 inches, which is too short for the prefabricated bracket on my trailer.



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This product was exactly what I ordered and what I needed. Arrived quickly. I've ordered products from this company before and always pleased with the accuracy and promptness of the order.


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Carl - 10/02/2014


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I ordered replacement u bolts, leaf springs and keel roller. Everything was an exact replacement part. This makes repairs/upgrade easy direct parts replacement. No modifying at all.



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At first I ordered the wrong roller, had to return it after I took the time to notice the Yale 2244 number on the side of my existing rollers! Had no issues installing these new rollers, should make retrieving my boat a lot easier!



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This replaced the roller on my trailer perfectly. I have had no troubles with it for a year now still going strong.



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Replaced my 20 yr old cracked Yates 12244 roller with this new version. Perfect fit. Hope to get another 20 years. eTrailer has great price and shiping. Arrived very quickly.



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Everything perfect. The roller was not packed quite right, the box was open when delivered!!



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They work great boat sits much better on the trailer. So much better than the rusty bent up old ones.



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Super Heavy Duty as advertised



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I needed a heavy duty roller and this one was great.



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Heavy duty model is noticeably better quality than the standard roller



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Excellent quality. Arrived very quickly. Just what I needed to make some needed repairs to my boat trailer. Will definitely shop here again.



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just what I needed, fair price



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My order was shipped quickly and was in hand in three days. Exactly what I needed to repair my trailer. Great service.



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Performed as advertized.



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After less than a year, some of my rollers are cracking. Since these are "Heavy duty", I would have expected a much better life span. Next time I am at the boat, I will take pictures and add them to the review.



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Everything is great thank you for your service and I will be using you guys again thank you


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Ask the Experts about this Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts

  • Capacity of YR12244-125EC Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Keel Roller
    According to Yates Rubber, the # YR12244-125EC roller technically carries a 400 lb capacity, but the roller shaft like # CE10727A and the mounting bracket like # CE10305G do most of the heavy lifting. This is the strongest keel roller they offer. My contact at Yates tells me that the first thing to bend would be the roller shaft, and a 5/8 inch diameter shaft like what I referred to above wouldn't begin bending until around the 2000 lb mark. It's recommended to install more than one...
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  • Differences between Yates Keel Rollers # YR12000 and # YR12244-125EC
    There is a slight difference in the center channel width between keel rollers # YR12000 and # YR12244-125EC. Otherwise they have the exact same specs. The more narrow center channel on YR12244-125EC means more rubber is used and thus would cost more. It also has a slightly larger diameter, 3-3/4 inches, compared to # YR12000 at 3-3/8 inches.
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  • How To Find Correct Length Keel Roller For Older Trailer
    I can help you find the correct sized keel rollers that you need. Most Keel Rollers fit either a 5/8 inch shaft or a 1/2 inch diameter shaft. You want to know the diameter of the shaft that the rollers fit on. The easiest way to figure out the length of the Keel Roller that you need is to measure the distance between the brackets on the roller assembly. All of the 10 or 12 inch Keel Rollers we carry fit a 5/8 inch diameter shaft. I recommend Yates Keel Roller part # YR12244-125EC if...
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  • Keel Roller to Replace 11-1/2 Inch Long and 4 Inch Diameter Keel Roller
    Pretty close but we don't have a keel roller with those exact dimensions. The closest we have # YR12244-125EC that is 11-3/4 inches long by 3-3/4 inches in diameter. It fits a 5/8 inch shaft as well.
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  • Diameter of the End of the Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers # YR12244-125EC
    The diameter of the Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers # YR12244-125EC at the very end of it does measure right at 3-3/4 inches so it would be what you are looking for.
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  • Is a Gap Between the Yates Keel Roller YR12244-125EC and Brackets Okay
    The 12 inch measurement for the product description has to do with the size bracket that it will fit. If you only have 1/2 an inch of a gap between the Yates Keel Roller # YR12244-125EC and your bracket you will be fine. It is okay for there to be some space, but you don't want much more than 1/2 inch since there is more room for the roller to slide back and forth.
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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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  • Parts Needed To Replace 12" Keel Roller That Fits 1-5/16" Diameter Pipe
    I have another option for you, but we do not currently carry any Keel Rollers that would fit a 1-5/16" pipe. Instead I recommend going with the Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft # YR12244-125EC you were looking at and then adding the correct bracket # CE10305G and shaft # CE10727A to your trailer. This will allow you to use a standard keel roller, and make finding replacements now and in the future much easier. I included videos...
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  • Replacement 8 Inch an 12 Inch Keel Rollers and Hardware for Boat Trailers
    In order to replace the keel rollers I recommend using the Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers, part # YR8244-105EC for 8" and part # YR12244-125EC for 12". Then for the roller shaft and pal nuts you can use part # CE10725A for the 8" roller and part # CE10727A for the 12" roller. You may need to trim the roller shafts slightly as needed. These are all for 5/8" diameter holes.
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  • Transom Savor Recommendation For Small 8' Plastic Boat With 2.5 HP Motor
    I recommend the Tourney Pro Transom Savor # 315-FXJ for your 5'x8' plastic boat. The transom saver is definitely recommended with the lightweight plastic boat you have. With this transom saver you can mount it to the trailer by sliding it onto a Keel Roller # YR12244-125EC or attaching the quick release adapter onto your trailers frame. It can extend from 24" to 36" in length by 3" increments.
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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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  • Recommended Replacement 12-Inch Keel Roller For Boat Trailer Used In Saltwater
    Although the projected longevity is not listed for the keep rollers we offer, if these have the salt water washed off after use, you can expect these to last a long time. A roller I recommend is the Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers, part # YR12008. This is made of thermal-plasticized rubber which is stronger than rubber and softer than polyurethane. Another roller I recommend a roller is part # YR12244-125EC. This is a super-heavy-duty Black rubber roller that incliues heavy-duty...
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  • What is the Diameter of the Yates Keel Roller YR1200B
    The # YR1200B is going to be 3" in diameter at the largest part of the roller. If you're looking for something wider, the Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers 12" Long - 5/8" Shaft # YR12244-125EC is 3-3/4" in diameter at the largest part of the roller. I've linked review videos of both of these parts that confirm these measurements, but these are the two best options available.
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