absolutely !! pretty counts !
my woodworking "passion" is with nautical projects.
I would much rather make a fancy bed rail or table with fiddles
than any kind of household furniture.
I am following this project with great interest.
Greg - you can install the hinges by hand and a little patience and practice.
I too am in my 2nd day of ANOTHER 14 day isolation - only this one is mandated.
(all the people from the NY/NJ hotspots are coming to Florida in droves).
I hope you can find a good design for the leaf supports vs the metal slides.
to me, they just don't go with a boat project like your table.
have you worked with teak before ? how will you be doing the fabrication ?
(some photos of your boat would be really nice to see).
Edit: yes, there are similar hinges that will perform the same task.
it is just a matter of preference and your skill level.
personally, I like the oval style vs the square as thy are more "nautical".
the square model is just a matter of roughing out the recess and fine
tuning it with a chisel and sharp gouges or carving knife.
[if you mess up a little in the recess or cut too deep, you can fill the
area with Bondo or two-part epoxy putty - and nobody will ever know].