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Old 09-21-2013, 11:37 AM
justanothercog justanothercog is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Boat: Mastercraft Prostar 2002 LTR 5.7L EFI
Location: Central Texas
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A good quality marine upholstery shop will do a much better job than pre-made skins from the manufacturer. My 2002 Prostar 209 vinyl started degrading/splitting after years of meticulous care. Interestingly enough, while Mastercraft and Nautique (I have a 1998 Ski Nautique as well) make a top of the line boat, they really cut corners on cost with the vinyl they use (at least they used to). The factory vinyl is a cheaper grade vinyl (has a "gauzy" fibrous kind of backing) than what a good upholsterer will use (a cloth-like backing). They can scan any custom stitched logo work and lettering and create a perfect replica in your new upholstery (costs about an extra $55 for each scan/stitched panel).
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