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Old 06-23-2008, 11:56 PM
Much2do Much2do is offline
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New interior,'88 P/S 20th Anniversary Platinum Edition

This may be my first post. At any rate, I've enjoyed seeing and reading about the great work many of you on this forum have done on your boats. It certainly helped incent me to begin the restoration of my much loved '88 Prostar 190.

I bought this boat in the Spring of 1990 from a friend who purchased it new in '88. We skied behind it with our wives that second summer he owned it and I thought at the time it was the best looking Prostar I'd ever seen (still do). So when he decided the next season to buy a 1990 model I was first in line to take this one off his hands.

I've had some great times in this boat and of late was distressed that it was showing it's age. The interior was cracking and mildew stained. The carpet was getting pretty grungy, and the the gel coat had weathered.

So seeing the succuss Mssrs. Timko and Shepard had with their projects, I removed the interior, sent it off to an upholsterer, purchased new marine carpet and had it installed. The shop that installed the carpet also does hull refinishing and wet sanded a couple of test areas to see how well the finish would come back. While it looked great, that part of the job will have to wait for another season or two. In the meantime, I repainted the ventilation grills and wheeled out the gel coat above the water line.

I think it came out well -except that the transom is still pretty cloudy.

My goal is to restore the boat to it's original condition -or something reasonably close. So, I did my best to choose vinyls that matched the original and had the upholsterer duplicate the original patterns as best as he could.

Whether it's my first post or not, I'm sure it's the first time I've tried to post a picture. So hopefully this will work.

I'll also post links to other photos showing before shots of the upholstery that had been removed, and "after" shots of the boat as it is now.

More photos (Before): http://www.flickr.com/photos/2301666...7605778794624/

More photos (After): http://www.flickr.com/photos/2301666...7605784466453/
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:25 AM
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WOW!!! great looking boat... and great work that has been done on it...
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:33 AM
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Very nice job, and welcome to Team Talk.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:57 AM
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Very nice looking boat. I like the color combo.

Thanks for posting the pics. Your interior work looks real good.

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Old 06-24-2008, 09:43 AM
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I love to see a well taken care of boat. The interior looks great. I'm glad you stayed with the original colors.

I had a local sign maker cut new decals for my 92 and they looked like originals. I would think you could find someone locally to cut new decals for you if you took him the boat and told him what you were wanting to duplicate. Much to be proud of.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:15 PM
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Very cool color combo! I love the flake on the platinum series boats. I may do an interior color scheme similar to yours. Looks great!
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:22 PM
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very sweet looking boat you have there
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:29 PM
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That looks great, more pics please so we can drool.
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20th anniversary, platinum, prostar 190, upholstery

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