Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Arlington, VA
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Several years ago I had my headliner professionally replaced by a friend who is a master shipwright.
My 43' Perry-designed sloop has a LOT of headliner. Originally, It had some sort of thin vinyl covering long strips of plywood, and held up by Velcro. Over the years, and with some deck leaks, the plywood became delaminated.
The shipwright chose to use a thicker vinyl material, covering wide strips of a light plastic material, and held up with Velcro. I'm very sorry I don't know the proper names of these materials. But the result is GREAT...looks better than new, provides quick access when needed, and the plastic material won't be damaged in the event any water finds it's way through the deck or trunk cabin.