Tom's Tahoe

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Andy Garrett
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I like the all ivory look. It'll let the eye really center on your woodwork. You could use stitch patterns to add visual texture.

Besides, it'll be more comfortable on a sunny day.

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Turquoise would be my choice as well. I agree with Andrew in that your boat has that very custom look already and the turquoise would set that off quite nicely.

Also, very nice job on the cutwater. I was originally not going to do one for my boat, but I've seen quite a few nice ones lately and am reconsidering.
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I also vote for turquoise, but then again, I'm a retro girl.

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Tom,

Totally agree with Andrew.

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Thanks everyone for your interest. It is unanimous then, I'll do whatever my wife tells me to do. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I really like the white/turquoise. The turquoise would be limited to covering the carlings. It would be a nice nod to the Riva's.

I also really like the brown for seat cushions, it has an excellent leather texture and is butter soft. The dark brown was going to be welting, that idea is history. Everything else would be off-white.

And I really like the all off-white idea, modern I guess. That's the one my spouse likes...

Since there is so much to do before ordering fabric, I'll let things ruminate a while longer.

By the way, some vinyl fabrics come with a caution not to use masking tape on the vinyl. The tape takes off the finish on the brands without caution too. Now I know. :oops:

Tom

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I really like the white/turquoise combination like on the riva boats. Compliments the mahogany.
Pic of a Riva from an event I attended.
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Love those pictures Jim.
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A few more pics.
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Teal or aquamarine, those colors just go with wood!!
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Good examples Jim. If my wife decides on the turquoise crash pads then the boot stipe is turquoise too.

This virus thing...the shop that was supposed to polish my mill finish cutwater to a mirror finish has closed for now. (I hope they are staying safe.) So I am doing it myself. For safety, I'm working alone, with the door locked, damp rags stuck in the cracks around the door. I am also wearing an aluminum foil hat, shiny side out. Shiny side out is most effective, right?

Tom

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Tom

Always wear a mask when talking on the phone! If they cough you won't get it!

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Good point Bill. I had been using the speaker function with the phone 6' away, a mask make more sense. Tom

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I'm a big fan of white or off white seats. Just about any other color will burn the hair off your legs after sitting in the hot sun for a while. Then you gotta put a towel down just to sit in the boat and that ruins the look.
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Maybe I'll go off-white and get some turquoise towels. :D :D :D

The cutwater FIY polish job is done!
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A pro would probably do better but its good enough for now. I may take it to the polish guy when he re-opens to see what he thinks.

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Tom
That cutwater looks pretty professional to me.
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