Has anyone seen these yet?

Discussion in 'Outboards' started by april15th, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. april15th
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    april15th Junior Member

    Apparently, 7 Marine (with that huge 557) has teamed up with designer, Steve French (Applied Concepts) to offer a composite teak finish to their colors. Someone said they were at Miami, but I missed them. From the pictures, I can't tell its not real teak. What do you guys think?
     

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  2. Navygate

    Navygate Previous Member

    Who knows...
    Why do you ask?
    Time will tell but I'd be shocked if it was teak.
    In fact, I'll bet money it's not teak.
    Well, wait a minute...
    What's the price tag on that set of ponies?
    I am reminded of the expression:
    "There is no correlation between money and brains."
     
  3. rustybarge
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    rustybarge Cheetah 25' Powercat.

    'Money is great impediment to good taste'
     
  4. Steve W
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    Steve W Senior Member

    I would guess it to be water transfer printing, which is very realistic, it gets buried in thick coats of automotive style clearcoat which gives a deep varnished look.

    Steve.
     
  5. alan white
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    alan white Senior Member

    Looks nothing like the early twentieth century engines that were made out of real wood.
     
  6. april15th
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    april15th Junior Member

    Its called AirTEak

    The "teak" sections are composite inlays made of layers of UV protected epoxy and resin. I found the web site at airteak.com. I still think these 557s are a viable option for powering larger boats.
     
  7. Steve W
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    Steve W Senior Member

    I talked with airteak a while back and the process they described to me sounds exactly like the water transfer printing process (also known as Hydrographic printing) which is how the fake wood trim in automobiles is done. It can be very realistic if done well.

    Steve.
     

  8. boatbuilder41
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    boatbuilder41 Senior Member

    There only $75,000.00 each. And they only produce 25 engines at a time. So there could be a long waiting list....... And who would want the added upkeep of real teak ??????
     
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