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stars-stripes08
09-13-2008, 05:34 PM
Hello everyone,

New poster here, just wondering if there is an outlet for the original mastercraft fenders on an original 78 S&S trailer. I have been reading and enjoying all of the available info here on this forum and I am hoping someone has some advise as to where I could find these.

Thanks much

TMCNo1
09-13-2008, 07:29 PM
Welcome!
Probably the only source would be a salvage yard, Ebay or from someone who only has a trailer and is willing to sell it or part it out.

kjohnson
09-15-2008, 09:41 AM
I looked forever for some fenders for my trailer and could not find them. I am not trying to discourage you, but they are very hard to find.

Bellinghamster
09-15-2008, 11:07 AM
I've had no luck finding them either. I was even considering making a mold and turning them out in fiberglass since there seems to be a slow but steady need for them from folks on the site. Problem is I don't have a "clean" set to make the molds from. If I made them, they'd be tough enough to stand on.

Most discussions on fender and repair/replace here end up with a bodyshop repairing and painting their old ones - there a thread somewhere discussing the cost - I recall it being in the $5-700 range, and they're still left with a not-quite-strong-enough-but-shiny old fender set.

I estimated the costs to make new reproduction fiberglass fenders (plus a bit of amortizing the cost of the mold/tooling investment) would result in a sell price of around $400 ea plus shipping. If there's enough interest, and someone was willing to loan me a pair of straight and clean fenders to pull a mold off.....

kjohnson
09-15-2008, 03:49 PM
I did have mine repaired and re-gelcoated. Total cost was roughly $800 for both.

cbryan70
09-15-2008, 04:04 PM
i have one clean right fender for a 78 i need a left one BAD

stars-stripes08
09-15-2008, 05:43 PM
Thanks, my left is ok......well not really it is rough as it has been repaired once already. right is totally broken by previous owner. The cost of 400 for reproduction units is not bad as i have an original parts manual for this boat, it came with the boat when I bought it and I beleive back then the cost from M/C was like 350-375.00 each so 400 would be ok. not to bad of a cost increase over 30 years. I really love this boat, I have had newer competition boats last one being a new 95 ski centurion in 95, but this one just has a cool factor to it that none of the others did. Its like I can see Mike Siepel barefooting behind it everytime I drive it. I have a bit of resto work to do this winter but thats one of the things that make it so cool.

rem_pss308
09-17-2008, 04:52 AM
try here.

He had some for my 1993

Bennett Boat repair
517 Pink Dogwood Lane
Maryville, TN. 37803-4343
(865) 982-9589
bbrepair15@aol.com

stars-stripes08
09-19-2008, 08:52 PM
Thanks For The Tips But No Luck So Still Searching.

gkmangum
07-26-2010, 04:27 PM
all - i recently had a tire blowout and it ripped out the top of the fiberglass fender, passenger side. My trailer is for a 2006 X45. Does anyone know where I can find a replacement fender? I checked at a fiberglass repair shop and they wanted $900 to repair the top which seemed a bit excessive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sodar
07-26-2010, 04:29 PM
The quote to repair is about right. A new fender from the factory will be about the same price, plus shipping. Get insurance involved, because these things are pricey!

Bart
07-20-2012, 02:24 PM
Do you have the trailer with the large, one piece plastic molded fenders? I have a 1981 that I bought new and my fenders are starting to crack and break apart. Thanks, Bart