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#10969683 - 07/10/15 10:49 PM Fiberglass vs aluminum fenders
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Registered: 04/02/13
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im looking to get a new boat in the next year or so, beside looks are the fiberglass fenders any better? I've heard when a tire blows it can cost a lot of $$$.... Really doing some studying in my next purchase I figure I'll keep the boat for life. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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#10969705 - 07/10/15 11:00 PM Re: Fiberglass vs aluminum fenders [Re: cephusjoe]
capt grumpy Offline
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Registered: 09/14/06
Posts: 939
Loc: west tx
I wouldnt have fiberglass for several reason the main is they are hard to get in and out. If your feet are the least wet you will bust your a$$. I have stainless with matting on top, also if you blow a tire it is expensive!

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#10969811 - 07/11/15 05:08 AM Re: Fiberglass vs aluminum fenders [Re: cephusjoe]
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Registered: 02/11/10
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Loc: Arlington,Tx
I've blown a tire w/ a metal fender(on the highway at 65mph) and it bent the fender pretty bad before I could get her shut down,I can only imagine the amount of damage if it had been fiberglass.
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#10969869 - 07/11/15 07:40 AM Re: Fiberglass vs aluminum fenders [Re: cephusjoe]
Rube G. Offline
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Registered: 12/04/05
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Loc: Lone Oak,TX
Go metal, when you blow a tire, you can usually bend metal back enough to change a tire and go on. Personally I would not have F-Glass on a trailer fender. I've pulling boats around for 40 years now & had my share of flats...

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#10969883 - 07/11/15 07:56 AM Re: Fiberglass vs aluminum fenders [Re: cephusjoe]
Okhissa2 Offline
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Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 545
Metal. There are just too many FG fenders I see with pieces ripped off them from Blow outs.

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#10969943 - 07/11/15 08:43 AM Re: Fiberglass vs aluminum fenders [Re: Okhissa2]
Happykamper Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/07
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I have stainless fenders but FG looks much better imo.

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#10970329 - 07/11/15 12:32 PM Re: Fiberglass vs aluminum fenders [Re: cephusjoe]
JimmyP Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
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Loc: Waxahachie, Texas
I've seen a lot of cheap fenders of both materials bent up and busted pretty good. I think it has more to do with the quality of the fender itself. A thin fender will get damaged a lot easier than a thick one I don't care what it's made of. There is a lot of old Ranger Trail trailers out there with fenders that are still good. You get what you pay for.

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#10970824 - 07/11/15 06:48 PM Re: Fiberglass vs aluminum fenders [Re: cephusjoe]
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Thanks for info guys
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