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Old 21-09-2009, 17:59   #16
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Thanks for the advice.

I was, of course, hoping for 1 definitive answer. I shall let Nicolle read this post (there are some on this forum I try to hide from her! ) and we will run all the fabrics everyone has mentioned through Google and then see whats available here.

We don't like sticky in the tropics (and we are never going high latitude again in our LIVES!). We want a 'rich' feel and something that will enhance the resale valure of the boat. Oh, and ummmmm, we want visitors to think: Wow! Nice boaty!

Bash has used white sucessfully, but that must be scarey for stains and prolly Nic will select light brown, fawn, taupe etc... not bright pink!

Thanks for everyones advice. These decisions are quite large!


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Old 21-09-2009, 18:16   #17
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I'd bet that this Oyster 655 has Ultrasuede or Alcantera cushions. A lot of wonderful beige, khaki, tan colors available. Too bad it takes more than changing the cushions to make a boat into an Oyster.

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Old 21-09-2009, 18:25   #18
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We also have a white ultrasuede couch. Don't ask. Recently, while grading papers I had a pen explode. (They say I'm a tough grader.) Blue ink everywhere. Happy to report that we sprayed on some stain remover and it came right up. Curiously, it never came out of the khakies I was wearing, even after multiple washings.

The moral here is that one is grading papers on a white couch, one ought to be naked.
Yes, but then wouldn't you have blue bal....never mind!

Good luck on the cushins!
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Old 21-09-2009, 19:05   #19
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Too bad it takes more than changing the cushions to make a boat into an Oyster.

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Thanks Carl.

Its does show a light colour with plenty of light in the saloon can look pretty good.
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My cushions are in an Ultrasuede color called Mica - not sure where they came up with the name but it's a khaki color that's a little darker and a touch warmer than the color in the Oyster picture. Still it seems very light compared to navy or other traditional dark color. Here's one of the color ranges - enough choices to cause an argument in almost any marriage.

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Pink cushions!!!!

(Nicolle here) Pink would be nice but would look a little pink.

I am thinking of maybe cream, off white, light biege, taupe etc.

Thanks for all the advice and suggestions everyone!

It is going to be so fun to pick the material and see our lovely cushions transformed. Sea Life will be sooooo happy!

We pick material tomorrow. YAY!

Have a wonderful day.

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We replaced our saloon cushions with white leather before heading to the tropics.
My wife Janet did all the sewing. The cushions turned out great, and the leather was top quality. They looked great, but sadly, they were sticky when we got to warm climates. We're getting ready to do it again in a different boat and it won't be leather. Probable choice, ultrasuede or some kind of soft feeling breathable polyester.

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