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

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

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Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this heavy-duty rubber one. This keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 8" wide brackets with a 5/8" diameter shaft. 1-833-496-1390 to order Yates Rubber boat trailer parts part number YR8000 or order online at Free expert support on all Yates Rubber products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 8" Long - 5/8" Shaft. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts - YR8000

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

Replace the worn-out roller on your boat trailer with this heavy-duty rubber one. This keel roller functions as a direct replacement for rollers that fit standard 8" wide brackets with a 5/8" 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
  • Helps to absorb road shock while boat is being towed
  • Constructed of heavy-duty rubber
  • Made in USA


  • Application: 8" wide bracket with 5/8" diameter shaft
  • Dimensions: 7-3/4" long x 3-3/8" diameter

8000 Yates 8" Heavy-Duty Keel Roller - Black Rubber

Video of Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 8" 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 - Heavy-Duty Rubber - 8" Long - 5/8" Shaft - YR8000

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (103 Customer Reviews)

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


Replaced 6 deteriorated, split, center keel rollers on a twin axle Shorelander boat trailer. The keel rollers were easy to install once the center roller support assembly was removed. The rollers were delivered along with several other items postage free within several days of placing my order. etrailer is my go to website for any trailer related needs.


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.



Product was delivered super fast just what I ordered attached pictures to show you how bad the rollers were thanks etrailer you Rock


Excellent services,..Thankful


Great vendor to purchase from. I have bought several items from them. All items arrived in a timely manner.


I have purchased many new parts for an old trailer I am trying to save. Very satisfied
with the quality and service. Two things I would recommend is to show the size of the seals needed for each axel. It may be on your site somewhere and I missed it. Also the axel u-bolt length seems to be related to the number of leafs in the springs. My

springs have 4 leafs so I had to find them at a local shop. You may want to increase your variety of u-bolt sizes. Thanks

just fine
Terrence - 01/20/2020


Perfect fit super easy install and quick ship A++±


Arrived fast and looks well made


The two Yates Keel Rollers (YR8000) and replacement pal nuts were exactly as advertised, fit perfectly and are still working well on my boat trailer. Thank you again and rest assured that I will be a return customer when the need arises.


Quick shipping (same day!). Quality product (replaced my 3 Yates boat trailer rollers with the exact same size and manufacturer). Reasonably priced product and reasonable shipping cost with easy package tracking. Overall great company to buy from.


Ordered on Saturday late came early Wednesday free shipping. Parts look right but have to remove boat from trailer to see if parts are correct. If they are will be 100 percent happy. Cost of parts were the best price around. Oh bought comple set of new rollers for my tracker boat.


Great service, I ordered a product with 3 day shipping. The original product was back ordered so I got a call from eTrailer customer service to let me know that if I needed the product right away that I may want to choose a different model (that was in stock). The different item was a bit higher on price was given the 3 day shipping for the ground shipping price to offset the additional charge. A very good overall experience.


I ordered an 8 inch and a 10 inch keel roller.

arrived when promised
Both will be installed on the boat trailer as soon as I can get the boat in the water.
Very happy with the whole experience
Thank you


Fast and reliable


The product was exactly as promised. Shipped in timely fashion. Have ordered items before from this company and have been very satisfied. Will order again when I need something.


This Keel roller was available in many marinas and on line. I wanted to purchase both from the same company. was one of the few that offered the other roller which was 18 inches long. Order arrived in 5 days. Very happy with!


I like all your products theses yachts keel rollers are going to work out good for the boat the v keel rollers and bow rollers. Thanks for your products.


Fast service. Thank you


Perfectly sized replacement boat trailer roller. Reasonable priced.
Fairly priced shipping cost and timely delivery.
Customer service kept me well informed as to orders progress.
I'd order from these folks again.


Fast delivery and great price compared to my local marine dealer. Easy install. Will launch soon and expect a favorable performance. Replaces original roller on my shoreland'r trailer and it fit perfectly.


good rollers, bought the 11" 5/8" roller shaft and two end caps as well worked perfectly ..looks great thank you fast shipping too


Just received my new rollers in the mail. Their perfect !!! There going to fit perfect on my trailer. Customer service is outstanding I am extremely satisfied. Thank you !!!


Same as above


Truly grateful for etrailer getting my parts to me in a hurry and right the first time. My boat trailer is back together just in time for spring fishing.

by: 03/18/2021

Rollers are what I ordered and expected. Shipping time was outstanding.

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

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    I spoke with my contact at Yates and he said Yates 8-Inch Heavy Duty Keel Roller, part # YR8000, and the super-heavy-duty model, part # YR8244-105EC will have the same load capacity of 400 lbs. The keel rollers on a boat trailer are for positioning the boat on the trailer and do not have to carry much, if any weight of the boat. Really the only difference is the diameter of the rollers. The super heavy duty has a 3-1/2" diameter as opposed to a 3-3/8" diameter. I am including links to...
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  • Availability of 7-1/2-inch-long V-Shaped Replacement Keel Roller for Boat Trailer
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