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Black upholstery

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Look at a new Mailbu 22 LSV.  Problem is it has black interior and I live in Louisiana where it gets very hot.  Any have the black and feel it is too hot?

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5 minutes ago, portbigcity said:

They did not specify so I would assume no


It should be called out on your build sheet. If cool or cool tech is not listed next to your interior, you do not have it. 


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So without cool touch would it be a no go?  My 2010 (understand upholstery has changed since then) has black accents and it will burn the s!it out of you when it is hot.  This boat has a lot of black on the seats and if it gets hot it would not work.


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For me, yea it would be a no-go if a lot of black without cool touch. But that is just me. One other thing to consider is resale. If not cool touch and lot's of black interior that could make for a more challenging resale. 

Best, Chrs

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I have a 2020 MXZ with a mix of graphite and dark graphite interior.  Non-cool touch.  Even the light graphite will get hot as hell in direct sun.  Not sure how much worse the dark is but the light graphite and dark graphite have no difference between them.  they are both hot.

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Our 2020 22 LSV has std gray, live in Atlanta, It gets scorching hot.  Ordered another boat, white and grey cool touch.  Any build I showed the fam that had darker colors my daughter would say “that will burn my butt”.  I was happy to let her guide the color choice, no desire to have to run to the shade another summer because my feet were on fire.

black makes a beautiful boat but to me not serviceable.  Also if the gel is black that will show every surface insult.

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