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Availability of 7-1/2-inch-long V-Shaped Replacement Keel Roller for Boat Trailer  


I need a replacement roller wheel for my boat trailer. it is the v shaped one. it is exactly 7.5 inches, not 8 inches. I cant find a 7.5inch one anywhere. Do you have any?


Expert Reply:

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 8-inch roller that fit 5/8-inch diameter shafts. We also offer a heavy-duty model, part # YR8000, and super-heavy-duty model, part # YR8244-105EC, also for 5/8 shafts.

If you prefer to replace your entire roller/bracket assembly we do offer these parts as well, such as the CE Smith Deep V Keel Roller Assembly, part # CE10403G, and the thermal-plasticized-rubber version, part # CE10453G.

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