New and Improved Kayak Keepers
We've made changes to our Basic Keepers to improve the mounting. The tabs have been rotated to eliminate the limitations caused by the width of the mounting holes, plus we've added more colorful padding.
Kayak Keepers are made from 3/4" 18gauge steel. Our mounting tabs are 3/16" steel mig welded to the tube.
The others are made of 3/4" thin wall tin tube. Mounting is achieved using the un-reinforced hole punched in the center of the tub. This technique greatly reduces the torsional load capabilities of the cradle.
Kayak Keepersuse a high density closed cell foam to cushion your kayak while stored. This padding can be replaced when worn.
The others use a bonded neoprene rubber that cannot be replaced.
Kayak Keepersare powder coated for a long lasting durable finish.
The others have a sprayed on coating that is prone to chipping and peeling.