well ... the wife dropped the boat off at the upholstery shop last Thursday morning ... and to my surprise, it was sitting in the driveway when I got home with the new bimini installed. It was not set up, so I didn't get any pictures but the wife was very pleased with the appearance. I will try to get home early enough sometime this week to pull it out of the garage, set up the tower & bimini to see how it looks myself (and take a picture)... Wife's happy with the red, so I'm sure I will be too.
The upholstery guy looked at our rear deck pad and said he would match it from the color portion back where the seams have started opening up ... for $65. After I get a close look at the bmini to see how his craftmanship is, we will likely pull the center rear deck and take to him to have it reworked.