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blind_pete 04-02-2013 12:17 PM

Anodized aluminum trailers?
looking to put a G23 on a black aluminum trailer. can anyone recomend a company and rough cost differences? looking ot run one on 18's. thoughts on aluminum vs boatmate steal? Thanks in advance.

moto817 04-02-2013 4:57 PM

My only thoughts are lots of $$$$$$$$$, and what is your reasoning ? Longevity or style ? Don't get me wrong I think it would look B.A. just not sure of the strength and cost of an all aluminum trailer that would be beefy enough to hold that boat. I'm interested to hear other people's thoughts ...

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boardman74 04-02-2013 5:26 PM

Most of the aluminums heavy duty enough to carry that weight are I beams. Thats all I've ever seen and I lived in Florida for a while on the water(inter coastal) and thats about all there is down there. Never saw one in color. Not exactly what I would call a good looking trailer. Cost for those type are about 1.5-2 times that of a comparable steel trailer. But I'm guessing cost isn't an issue, though.

IMO a steel tube trailer color matched to the boat would look way better than an aluminum I beam trailer.

Houstonshark 04-02-2013 10:11 PM

I've never been a fan of the bolted together I-Beam aluminum trailers. Your boat will definitely sit higher than normal.

We boat in brackish water so I had McClain Trailers in Houston build a custom C-Channel aluminum trailer for my boat. I really like it.

I'll upload some pics tomorrow.

The Boatmate painted over galvanized is a very nice option as well.

CHern5972 04-03-2013 12:25 AM

Also like TJ said. Painted galvanized looks sweet. I have a few friends that have them. Thats my next purchase when i need one.,

surffresh 04-03-2013 8:10 AM

go boatmate galvanized painted, well worth the extra and looks great

LightningRon 04-04-2013 5:18 AM

Does anyone know about how much a tandem axle Boatmate paint over galvanized cost? I'm awaiting a quote from my dealer, but I just wanted to get an idea. I'm getting a quote for the standard trailer with alloy wheels and quoting a tricked out paint over galvanized too.

Houstonshark 04-04-2013 6:34 AM

I would guess it would be around $6k.

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