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No, No, FullandBy, I think you have it wrong. They were not trying to beat you into the ground.
Rather, what the last few posts seem to be saying is that my earlier usage of "ceilings" is strictly speaking incorrect. The new definitions proferred seem to suggest that it is only the MATERIAL covering this area of the cabin that is known as "ceilings". So in our boat we have teak ceilings, but in your boat you have...not sure what to call it, maybe "carpet ceilings".
But that leaves the question of how to refer to this area of the cabin. All our boats have had "ceilings", so that is the terminolgy we've always used for that area. And it may be that with the advent of fibreglass hulls, that is the convention regardless of whether it is covered with wood trim (maybe that is what Jeff H was suggesting?). In any case, I still don't think we should call them "walls".
This is an interesting distinction that is being drawn, so I've learned something tonight. Thank you to those posters who called it to our attention.
Last edited by JohnRPollard; 09-30-2007 at 10:23 PM.