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jdhart73
03-14-2014, 12:22 AM
In my quest to be poster of the year I give you another question post!

Will the below interior be hot or burn the backs of peoples legs and back?
This is 2012 vinyl and I wanted opinions from those of you who have rode in or own the darker color pictured here. Is this a really bad location for this color (I think its black but it almost looks gray or charcoal?) or did the vinyl in 2012 not have the same heat condensing capacity as vinyl's of yesteryear?

http://i61.tinypic.com/1zck65e.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/25at6wm.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/2u5erup.jpg

jk13
03-14-2014, 12:38 AM
That's the cool touch material--more of a breathable mesh than a vinyl. Stays much cooler than traditional smooth vinyl.

It's really not at all what you are thinking it is. You need to find a boat with it and touch if for yourself. I would not worry about burning skin with it.

Tony Webb
03-14-2014, 12:49 AM
Great colours, most people sit on towels, don't stress, will not get hot

jdhart73
03-14-2014, 01:01 AM
I agree about the towels, and most of the time bimini is up so most seats good but didn't know how warm that particular color got. I couldn't tell if it was the cool touch stuff or not in the photo.

Cant be as bad as my 2012 Tige I had. I purposely used very little black in that but a few small triangle pieces were accented in black and you could cook eggs on this MF'ers!

MC25
03-14-2014, 01:07 AM
This vinyl does not get as hot as the old stuff. Some have all black seats!

jdhart73
03-14-2014, 01:21 AM
Right on, thats good news

jdhart73
03-14-2014, 01:25 AM
Played around with photoshop and changed the 2012 Decals and graphics to 2014 style, tinted windows etc.

I updated my old X2 in my Avatar years ago as well. Like to change it up a bit. I like this look much better than the big decal and rear MC lettering.

http://i60.tinypic.com/r6whgp.jpg

501s
03-14-2014, 01:30 AM
You know you want the green one!!!

Covi
03-14-2014, 01:41 AM
Maybe for a second. But, I guarantee after you plane that baby off the wind, the water splashing, and all the excitement and joy will cool you off!!! On the other hand most people would agree all that would get you HOT!

In my quest to be poster of the year I give you another question post!

Will the below interior be hot or burn the backs of peoples legs and back?
This is 2012 vinyl and I wanted opinions from those of you who have rode in or own the darker color pictured here. Is this a really bad location for this color (I think its black but it almost looks gray or charcoal?) or did the vinyl in 2012 not have the same heat condensing capacity as vinyl's of yesteryear?

http://i61.tinypic.com/1zck65e.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/25at6wm.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/2u5erup.jpg

Stefan
03-14-2014, 02:42 AM
Depends mostly on where you live...canadians on here seem to like the darker colors ;)

I love the 'brave' colorful decisions some people make, but I we liked the mostly white interieur of our old boat, just some smaller red parts on the carbon white and the red parts did get hot...
btw I always thought only the carbon fiber style material had the heat filter on it, not sure how to clear that up...

Good thing is, people realize it gets hot and bring towels

PT 1999 ProStar
03-14-2014, 07:07 AM
Love the colors! That is newer material and is cooler than past years. I have the same year boat '12 197 where yours is gray mine is blue and it never gets burning hot!! It's a very "cool" material. Almost like sunbrella.

bcd
03-14-2014, 07:52 AM
I have black in my interior. It gets hot on a sunny 90 degree day, but not scalding hot. On those days, its a little uncomfortable to sit on right away, but that's about it. If it's hot, I usually wet my hand and wipe the seat, and that's enough to cool it off.

I was tied up to a new malibu one day and did a side by side comparison, and my black was much cooler than the malibu's.

Traxx822
03-14-2014, 08:04 AM
Love the colors! That is newer material and is cooler than past years. I have the same year boat '12 197 where yours is gray mine is blue and it never gets burning hot!! It's a very "cool" material. Almost like sunbrella.

I have a sunbrella snap on cover, navy blue. That sucker gets HOT!!!


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02ProstarSammyD
03-14-2014, 08:58 AM
I have the black. Sometimes on a 100+ day its pretty hot. My warning is do NOT get black piping to go with it. I used some black piping for welting and lets just say it came off after the first season.

ProTour X9
03-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Stay behind the boat and it won't matter ;)

ol1970
03-14-2014, 11:19 AM
Okay...I'll chime in. Yes you will feel a little warmth compared to an all white interior. No, it will not burn you...it will be completely fine. If you live in Texas...maybe I would not do it. Here in the northern states, it is actually nicer to have a little bit of heat retained by the darker colors for early and late season riding. That being said, I think I looks fantastic...but I'm biased:

jdhart73
03-14-2014, 11:51 AM
That looks wicked ^^^^

02ProstarSammyD
03-14-2014, 12:25 PM
That all black takes a huge set of nuts to pick. I don't know if I would roll with that in NC heat.

Resale on that thing will be exclusively canadian.

With that said it looks super BA! Well played

skitilldark
03-14-2014, 01:40 PM
Three words; Alabama in August.

ol1970
03-14-2014, 02:48 PM
Totally agree...this is a northern boat, no doubt. I'm blessed to not have to worry about resale in the equation & wanted something over the top unique and "BA" as you put it. Honestly in person, its even better...dice were rolled and thankfully it was a 7 on the come out roll...but I was sure nervous before I saw it in person! That is the tough part about picking your boat, you can't just go look at it and decide if you like it...therefore you go traditional and conservative, not me though, ha! Thank you for the compliments guys.

Jayhawk
03-14-2014, 03:15 PM
Totally agree...that is BA!