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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Yates Rubber boat trailer parts part number YR8244-105EC 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 - 8" Long - 5/8" Shaft. Boat Trailer Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts - YR8244-105EC

  • 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 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.


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: 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





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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (38 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.

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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.



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Just like the original on my trailer.



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BOUGHT 4 ROLLERS FOR BOTTOM OF TRAILER AFTER 1 YEAR SHOWEN NO WEAR THERE WORKING FINE.


Comments
Rollers are great showen no wear.
Ron F - 07/28/2020


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



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Super fast shipping. Great price. No pr oblems.



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Direct replacement fits like a glove



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


Comments
No issues. Excellent products.
Ken - 08/16/2017



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Very well made



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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.



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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 etrailer.com and both have been a very pleasant experience.



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



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



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the rollers were excellent and priced right thanks



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



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



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Just want I needed.



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Great prices for quality Yates equipment. Shipping price wasn't that bad either.



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What expected. Works great.



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good product, truly heavy duty, super fast shipping!



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Excellent as original. Quite estatic, and prompt delivery.



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Great product good quality



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High qualty roller hopefully will perform for years to come



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



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



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


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Ask the Experts about this Yates Rubber Boat Trailer Parts

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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