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Yates V Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 5" Long - 1/2" Shaft

Yates V Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 5" Long - 1/2" Shaft

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Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this large-diameter, heavy-duty rubber one. This V-shaped keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 5" wide brackets with a 1/2" diameter shaft. 1-800-940-8924 to order Yates Rubber boat trailer parts part number YR5213-4P or order online at Free expert support on all Yates Rubber products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yates V Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 5" Long - 1/2" Shaft. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts - YR5213-4P

  • Roller and Bunk Parts
  • Rollers
  • Keel Roller
  • 5 Inch Long
  • Black Rubber
  • Fits 1/2 Inch Shaft
  • Yates Rubber

Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this large-diameter, heavy-duty rubber one. This V-shaped keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 5" wide brackets with a 1/2" diameter shaft.


  • Replaces 1 keel roller on your boat trailer
  • Eases loading and unloading of boat
  • Supports bottom of boat as it sits on trailer
    • V-shape offers extra support for deep hulls
  • Helps to absorb road shock while boat is being towed
  • Constructed of heavy-duty rubber
  • Made in USA


  • Application: 5" wide bracket with 1/2" diameter shaft
  • Dimensions: 5" long x 3" diameter

5213-4P Yates 5" Super Heavy-Duty V Keel Roller - Black Rubber

Video of Yates V Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 5" Long - 1/2" Shaft

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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 V Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 5" Long - 1/2" Shaft - YR5213-4P

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (123 Customer Reviews)

Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this large-diameter, heavy-duty rubber one. This V-shaped keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 5" wide brackets with a 1/2" diameter shaft.


I had a worn keel roller on our 1987 EZ Loader boat trailer. I found this exact replacement at etrailer. Everywhere else I looked had 5/8" shaft size and this one is 1/2" shaft size. Perfect fit. Etrailer communicated well through the whole transaction.

Roller works great after one year. Just wish I could use the boat more. The roller will last years
Bruce - 07/10/2022


Each time I have ordered from E Trailer, the service had been outstanding ! Also, their custome service and follow up are top notch.


The rollers work great. This is a direct replacement on a 29 year old trailer. Boat is a catamaran and the back 2 rollers are the ones I am replacing. When going off and on the trailer the back 2 rollers take the weight of the entire boat and after 29 years they still functioned but the inside diameter was ovaled out. I guess nothing lasts forever.


The part I was looking for was a common keel roller. So many other sites didn't have what I was looking for, or they were very vague in their description. ETrailer was right on point with what I was looking for and had it shipped to me in a couple of days!


I’ve needed this part for my 2016 EZ load trailer and haven’t located another source for one with the 1/2”dia. shaft. So I ordered a spare. It’s somewhat discouraging they’re not readily available on the market.


First time doing business with this vendor. Website was easy to navigate. Product ordered was exactly as advertised and was delivered sooner than expected.


Customer service was great! Thank you J ustin!


holding up very well working great good quality

working out great no problems
Wayne G - 02/23/2022


Good service just what I needed


Great service


The YR5213=4P Yates V keel roller with 1/2" shaft fit correctly and I installed it without difficulty or assistance on my old EZ Loader boat trailer. I raised my 12' aluminum skiff up off the old roller using a 4X6 X16" block as a fulcrum and a 6' 2X4 as a lever then blocked it up with another piece of 4X6 on the center trailer member under the keel. I haven't tried loading the boat off and on the trailer but I can see no reason why it shouldn't be a big improvement over the worn out cylindrical roller that I replaced.


Works just fine. Just don't tighten the bolt as tight as humanly possible to allow the roller to still turn.


These are nice heavy duty rollers and for the short money that etrailer sells them for I would say great value! I am going to order some more of them!

That stuff I got from you has worked out well and I am 110 satisfied
NorthernMaineGuide - 01/27/2015


The boat rollers I received were exactly as described. Excellent quality. I would have graded the purchase experience at 5 stars if it hadn't been for a minor disagreement which WAS REMEDIED by the extremely friendly and professional contact person that I spoke with.


At the time of this writing there is no picture of this roller on this site. I had to basically use the same part in a 5/8 shaft version as a guide for what it looked like and hope I was right, and I was. This is a black, heavy duty rubber roller with a mild taper toward the center. It helps center the boat as it rolls onto the trailer and is extremely tough. I expect this to last a very long time, even with the aluminum V bottom boat that I have that is very tough on rollers.


I've been looking for a couple of years for a keel roller for a very old boat trailer. Original is rotted away. Finally decided to check with etrailer as I got a good set of LED lights and wiring last week from them. Lo & behold they had the exact replacement in stock & I got it in three days.
John t. Rochester NY


Removed old roller and installed new ones, fit like a glove. Seems to be better quality then original equipment.

This was a perfect replacement, works great.
olob - 05/18/2015


The 5" V keel roller is just what I needed.The price was fair, and the shipping was prompt !!
Ken C

Has given me the service I expected!!
Ken C - 01/28/2015


Product as advertised, exact replacement.

Thanks etrailer,
Bob McAfee


Great product. But i am more impressed by the company. From the great customer service to the fast shipping and low prices. Thanks again. I am now able to continue my 1969 starcraft now that i have it on the trailer.


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.


Works and fits Perfect! I think I needed new ones!!


came quick worked great


exactly what i wanted


It's still working and no UV damage.

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See what our Experts say about this Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts

  • Solution for 5/8 inch Keel Roller that Is Slightly to Large for Boat Trailer Shaft
    I wish we carried the bushing you are looking for but we do not. It sounds like you have a slightly smaller shaft on your trailer than what the # YR-5213-5 is designed for and would need the part # YR5213-4P that is designed for 1/2 inch shafts and not 5/8 inch like what you have. There isn't a specific amount of play that is recommended, but you basically don't want the roller to be so tight that it would make contact on either side at the same time and wear the roller.
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  • Distance Between Mounting Slots of the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly # CE10401G
    The CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly # CE10401G that you referenced has 3 inches between the two mounting slots. If your current bracket has slots that are 3 inches apart this would fit in it's place.
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  • Replacement Keel Roller With 1/2 Inch Shaft For Aluminum Trailer
    The replacement you are looking for is the Yates V Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 5" Long - 1/2" Shaft # YR5213-4P based on the part number you gave. This does not have the white caps, but does have a groove where it looks like they fit. The end marking of 6 makes me confused as no search brings that up. If the measurements are a little different, I've attached the keel rollers page to show you your options.
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  • Load Capacity of Yates V Keel Roller
    I reached out to my contact at Yates Rubber and they advised that the V-Keel rollers are rated for 150 pounds each. I have attached a link for this product and demonstration videos.
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  • Availability of 5 Inch Long Keel Roller for 1/2 Inch Diameter Shaft
    We do have one 5 inch keel roller available that features a 1/2 inch inner diameter. This is with the Yates V Keel Roller # YR5213-4P. This is a heavy-duty rubber, V-shaped keel roller that will work with a 5 inch bracket and 1/2 inch diameter shaft. I have attached a short video demonstration ont his product that you can take a look at. We do also have a nice selection of 8 inch long keel rollers available, such as the Yates # YR8000, however they all feature a 5/8 inch inner diameter....
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  • Is There a 6" Long Keel Roller with 1/2" Shaft
    The best option we have for what you are looking for is the Yates V Keel Roller for Boat Trailers part # YR5213-4P which is 5" long with a 1/2" diameter shaft. The next size up would be the Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers part # YR8000 which is 8" long but has a 5/8" diameter shaft. I have attached a list of all our keel rollers below as well.
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  • How to Pick Out the Correct Diameter Keel Roller for a Boat Trailer
    If you are looking to reuse the current roller shafts that you have you will want to first measure the diameter of them so that you get a matching keel roller for that shaft. You also will want to measure the length of the roller so that you get the correct size in that regard as well. The part # YR5213-5 that you referenced is 5 inches long and designed to fit a 5/8 inch shaft. For a 5/8 inch pal nut that will hold the shaft to the bracket you would want the part # CE10801. If you need...
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  • 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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  • 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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