This may be my craziest idea out there. Soon to be topped by what will be another of course. I am looking for anyone that is about to restore there original red leather interior from a 25 Sportsman. Yes it’s a needle in a hey stack. But just maybe? Heck we have found boats for long lost relatives and all sorts of stuff on Woody Boater. How about an original worn red leather. We know you can find a nice match for new Red Marine Leather at Macatawa Boat Works in Michigan. We did have a great talk with Jon Reus at Macatawa who got what we are trying to do. Pointing out when folks do a full refinish a worn interior doesn’t match, but in our case a new interior may look wrong. The guys at Macatwa totally get this and are a fantastic resource.
But what fun is that? OK, maybe fun, but we want to have the interior match the patina of the boat. Aged, well loved and used. Right now we have a nice dark red high grade vinyl interior which looks fantastic, but the idea of it being original…like the zipper and tool kit etc is part of a different style Restoration. So know anyone restoring a 25 Sportsman? This might be a cool way to have your interior live on!