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I have to replace the fabric that covers the walls and ceiling of the aft cabin as it is coming off and cannot be re-glued. I'm wondering about using a vinyl covering for this. Does anyone have any advice as to the best material to use?
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My suggestion is to glue on thin battens and then mount a false "ceiling" screwed onto the battens. It adds more insulation and is easier to maintain.
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Sailrite sells headliner, you may want to look at there web site.
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Also, you can run conduit for wiring above the false overhead.
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We used white marine vinyl to replace the burlap & carpet walls and sagging headliner in Wu-Wei. HUGE difference! We can wipe the walls clean! Total cost was around $500, and we did it ourselves- no easy feat, and something I never want to do again!
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I'll second the Seagull's "ceiling" plan - looks very nautical, provides some ventilation, - its the way to go.
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