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

Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 8" 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 8" wide brackets with a 5/8" diameter shaft. 1-800-940-8924 to order Yates Rubber boat trailer parts part number YR8244-105EC or order online at Free expert support on all Yates Rubber products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 8" Long - 5/8" Shaft. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts - YR8244-105EC

  • Rollers
  • Keel Roller
  • 3-1/2 Inch Diameter
  • 7-3/4 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 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
  • Includes heavy-duty nylon bushings
  • Made in USA


  • Application: 8" wide bracket with 5/8" diameter shaft
  • Dimensions: 7-3/4" long x 3-1/2" diameter

8244-105EC Yates 8" Super Heavy-Duty Keel Roller - Black Rubber

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Video Transcript for Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts - Roller and Bunk Parts - YR8244-105EC Review

Today were gonna review part number YR8244-105EC. This is a Yates Keel Roller for boat rollers. This keel roller is constructed of a heavy-duty rubber. It is designed to replace the key roller on your boat trailer. This keel roller will ease the loading and unloading of the boat and it does support the bottom of the boat as it sits on the trailer. It will also help to absorb any road shock while the boat is being towed.

It does come with the heavy-duty nylon bushings on both ends. This product is made in the USA and were gonna do a few dimensions on it. Overall length of this is 7 inches. The diameter is 3 . And this is designed to fit on a 8-inch bracket.

It uses a 5/8-inch diameter shaft. That should do it for part number YR8244-105EC.

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Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber - 8" Long - 5/8" Shaft - YR8244-105EC

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (53 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 8" wide brackets with a 5/8" diameter shaft.


Replaced all four of my keel rollers after 17 years. Discovered the reason why the rubber started spliting several years ago was because the inner steel tubes were rusting out. All rollers with this type of construction should have stainless steel tubes or be self draining as not to trap water inside.


the product was fine. the delivery services not so good. howsoever it is good to know where to get good trailer parts at good prices, even if i have to wait and/or telephone you guys back and forth to get it.


Good customer service follow up!!! Thank you!!



Ron F.


Rollers are great showen no wear.


Have not installed these on my trailer yet but they appear to be quality items. I wish the large rollers were made with the nylon bushings going all the way through the center instead of just an inch or two from the ends but it is my understanding that most are made this way.


All parts ordered where as advertised. Shipping and packaging were excellent. Parts arrived in 3 days. Could not ask for better service. Thank you.



No issues. Excellent products.


I had 2 of these that needed replacing. etrailer had the exact replacement items I needed. Good pricing. Fast and very reasonable shipping.


I have very pleased with with the Yates keel roller item # YR8244-105ec


Product was exactly what I ordered and delivered in just a couple days (free shipping). Etrailer kept me up to date as to the status of the order and delivery. This is my second experience with ordering through and both have been a very pleasant experience.


ok but I have a slight gouge in one rol ler


Very excellent service. Parts look very well made, will know more when I install.


Direct replacement fits like a glove





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Mike L.


@James We're happy to hear your # YR8244-105EC keel roller is still doing its job for you!


Just like the original on my trailer.


Great part and transaction. Thanks.


was an exact match, boat rolls easy. Make loading a breeze


Part was as represented fit correctly and works well. good quality.


Fit perfectly. Arrived when it was supposed to. Couldn't have been any easier. Great company!


Perfect fit. Exactly as advertised. Great delivery. I'll buy from them again.


the rollers were excellent and priced right thanks


Great people, good company , well needed , excellent merchandise, and prompt delivery. what more can you ask for?


Product fit perfectly. Quality item.


Very happy, quick delivery and exactly what I needed.


good product, truly heavy duty, super fast shipping!


The products are correct come in very fast would use there service again would definitely recommend them thank you

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

  • Recommended Keel Roller for 0.630 Inch Shaft
    The Yates Keel Roller # YR8244-105EC referenced in your question will work on the 0.630 inch shaft on your boat trailer. You may simply need to persuade the roller on a bit to fit the slightly larger shaft, but it will still be your best option. There is not a roller available that is designed to specifically fit a 0.630 inch shaft. I have attached a short video demonstration for you to check out.
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  • Length and Outside Diameter of Yates Rubber YR8244-105EC Boat Keel Roller
    I just got off the phone with one of the owners of Yates Rubber, manufacturer of the # YR8244-105EC keel roller you're asking about. The as-finished length of the roller is 7-3/4 inches with an OD of 3-1/2 inches at the ends. The plastic bushings you see are actually end caps, but there is a steel pipe inside of that which acts as a bushing, so the rubber won't bind against the roller shaft. I've linked to a product description video where you can see the roller being measured for length...
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  • Differences Between Models of Yates Keel Rollers, # 8000 and # 8244
    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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  • Comparing 8" Long Yates Keel Rollers for Boat Trailer
    The difference between the Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers # YR8244-105EC and # YR8000 is that the former has the middle spacing at about 5/8" while the latter has an increased middle spacing of about 1". I have attached photos of each for you to check out. You just need to make sure that your pin has a 5/8" diameter like part # CE10725A and you can use either one as a replacement.
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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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  • Replacement Keel Rollers for 1959 OB-70A Boat Trailer
    Thanks for the pictures! I have a couple of options for you to replace the keel rollers on your 1959 OB-70A Tee Nee trailer. The Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers item # YR8244-105EC are 8" long and work with a 5/8" Shaft. If you are able to reuse your current bolts or replace them you will also need the Roller Shaft with Pal Nuts for Boat Trailer Rollers item # CE10725A. If you are unable to reuse your current mounting hardware or find similar bolts we have the CE Smith Deep V Keel...
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  • Does Yates Keel Roller for Boat Trailers - Super-Heavy-Duty Rubber Have an Inner Steel Tube
    The boat trailer rollers like Yates # YR8244-105EC do not have a steel tube on the inside. They do have nylon bushings at either end but the rest of the roller is solid rubber. I have included a link to a video review of the roller for you. For a shaft and pal nuts for this roller use # CE10725A. For a mounting bracket you could use # CE32004G or # CE10303G.
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  • Availability of 7-1/2-inch-long V-Shaped Replacement Keel Roller for Boat Trailer
    My contact at Yates Rubber advises that a nominal 8-inch keel roller does not measure exactly 8 inches; typically they are slightly smaller than the specified size, much the way a piece of 2 x 4 lumber is not exactly 2-inches by 4-inches. I took measurements of several replacement rollers and confirmed that the 8-inch size generally measures 7-5/16 (just the roller itself) and 7-3/4 inches including the nylon bushings on each end. For example, the Dutton-Lainson # DL21712 is a nominal...
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