Here is Doug's hull card.
As you can see, it was special ordered with Blue Russialoid. The data base on all the 17' barrels is incomplete, so its tough to say how many came this way, but this is the first I can recall. I'm sure it is an interesting look with the orange accents.
There were two blue Rusialoids (excluding the aquamarine/aqua blue). One in the late 20s/early 30s boats with a heavy grain, and one more mono-tone later on. Search high and low in your boat for an original scrap. Then we can find a source.
The seat back is all upholstered. It sits on a piece of varnished J moulding, on top of a 6" wide piece of varnished mahogany. I don't have a good pic of that handy.
The chrome "bucket" is actually a polished stainless carb cover, especially for the KB powered boats.