Have A Seat Please, Kent-O. Is Weeding Though 4,050 Phot-O’s
We are gonna start showing Kent O. Smith Jr’s photos tomorrow and into the big Lake Tahoe Show this weekend. Wow, this is always a very crazy two weeks from the east coast to the west. To keep us occupied look at these original seat cushions on ebay! Yes ORIGINAL Red cushions, with the Coast Guard tag still on them. GAAAAAA! I can tell you that it would cost more to make some and they would not be original.
The big question is…. What are they for. I did reach out to the seller, and his response is below.
“These cushions have been in our family and stored for many years. They were given to me to use on a motor boat I own. Unfortunately they did not work out and rather than store them again I have decided to sell them. They were used on one of several Chris Craft vintage boats the family owned in the past. They can be used for seats or backs and are certified as you see on the label and the attached straps as flotation devices…!!! The material is a heavy duty vinyl and they are very well made. All seams are complete and each cushion weighs approximately 3 1/2 pounds.”
The measurements of the cushions are on the listing. So best guess could get you some amazing original cushions.
YOU CAN SEE THE EBAY LISTING FOR CUSHIONS HERE
Okay, that was fun.. PHOTOS tomorrow! From what I have seen, its so worth the wait. Kent O. Smith Jr work is amazing.
Also we have Steve Lapkin in Lake Tahoe who will be doing the same.
LOL! Definitely not from a “Rivera” bit a Riviera is possible. To resurrect an old debate…If you buy these cushions and “re”build a boat around them, does it count as restored?
Not Riviera cushions. 17′ Deluxe runabout maybe?
If these cushions could talk, well maybe that’s not information we need to know!
They look identical to our 1948 17′ Deluxe cushions.
Do your cushions have the straps? How bout the tags? Are yours throw-type flotation cushions?
Look inside each glass.
Matt – if you attempt to purchase the cushions, hopefully you don’t get the following message:
Doesn’t the CG tag read 1960? That would imply it is from a later year boat, but it looks earlier than that.
Tag clearly says 1960.
Y’all are beginning to wake up?
You are the “new, young, experts”, now , Do It Right!
I can we-write what my forebears have said about this, I have responded in magazine articles and books?
You must go beyond what the Mariners’ Museum shows you here?
The tag says 1940.
If you look up the referenced act of Congress it refers to April 25 1940.
I think they may be throw cushions. It looks like a set because they match and are together. Perfect match for my 1940 15.5.
I’LL follow up with more info when they arrive!
They fit my 1940 15.5 utility. Color is redder than my other cushions.