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Old 10-23-2011, 10:37 PM
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Dan is Alcantara and outdoor suede basically the same thing??
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I have had alcantara in several vehicles. It wears very well.I think in Dan's boat it looks great. In some other boats, it can look cheap and pimpish.It all depends on the design. Carbon doesn't wear well and regular vinyl seems to hold up the best. I would do a vinyl/alcantara combination if it was me.

P.S. I think the alcantara steering wheels look like $hit.
It's a suede Sparco and it the best wheel I've ever had. It fits the boat perfect and is much more comfortable.
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Dan is Alcantara and outdoor suede basically the same thing??
No much different in look and texture.
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Carbon doesn't wear well and regular vinyl seems to hold up the best. $hit.
But what about using carbon in the "trim" type areas that dont wear directly?
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Now I'm really confused haha, you have any pics of the suede??? Also, what are you seeing on the new OL being built???
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Dont confuse Alcantara with suede or any other natural product.

Alcantara Steering wheels are all about grip in any conditions, which is why they are used almost exclusively in race cars, including F1...looks has nothing to do with it.
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Now I'm really confused haha, you have any pics of the suede??? Also, what are you seeing on the new OL being built???
The new boats are whatever the customer wants. Carbon is long gone. The mixture of good looking vinyl, alcantara and or outdoor suede is in. The only carbon look which is nice is the carbon leather not the inexpensive stuff.
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Dan,

Have you all done a cabin with this material?
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Dont confuse Alcantara with suede or any other natural product.

Alcantara Steering wheels are all about grip in any conditions, which is why they are used almost exclusively in race cars, including F1...looks has nothing to do with it.
Looks has everything to do with it. Of course they feel great, but I still think they look like $hit.
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Dan,

Have you all done a cabin with this material?
Yes, I have a brand new 44 at the shop with alcanrara in the cabin.
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