Thursday, June 28, 2012

Interior Redux

After we got her home, we pulled the front and back seats and took them to Marce at Surf City Upholstery in Huntington Beach. Marce is a great guy who you might know from watching Chip Foose's Overhaulin. Marce redid the seats with color matching vinyl and sewed us a nice two piece grey marine-grade carpet.

The rear seat folds down and flips forward to access the fuel cell and batteries.

The front seat features a  center glovebox / arm rest.
The back of the front seats include storage cubbys.

The dash includes the original vintage Airguide speedometer flanked by the matching Scott tachometer and integrated start switch and electronic choke panel.
The "Styled by Raymond Lowey" dash plaque below the bow/stern lamp switch.

If you look closely at the photos you will see the inside of the boat is painted grey. The previous owner new floors installed by the previous owner.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Stephen. Can't thank you enough for documenting this journey. I'm restoring a similar boat. What exact vinyl was used for these seats?

    Thanks

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  2. Actually I'm not sure but the interior was done by Marce at Surf City Upholstery in Huntington Beach give him a call. He's a super guy. Good luck with your project!

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  3. I bought a 60 Dorsett from a WWII veteran in North Dakota in 84 and then took it to Panama with me. I replaced the dry rotted transom and the Evinrude 60 with a Mercury 90. The new motor had the long bottom and skeg so I too the transom all the way up to the boat's fin. It didn't fare well in the high chop on the Pacific side of the canal but it fished Peacock bass in Gatun lake inside the locks nicely. I gave it to a friend of mine in Puerto Rico when I got too busy to maintain it.

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    1. Love that! I dont take mine out in the ocean. They are nice inland water boats.

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