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I used a polyurethane construction adhesive to glue up the firring strips. Then screwed tongue in groove vinyl panelling from Home Depot. Teak strips held them in place and covered the screws. I thought it looked very nautical.
Are those panels really vinyl or some sort of pressed board?
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Those FRP panels are great! I've used them many places in my boat. They even hold up outside quite well. I used them on the outside of my propane locker I built about 12 years ago. They are holding up just fine.

If you're not familiar with them, walk into the bathroom of your local McDonald's Burger joint - that's what's on the wall. You can get them at Home Depot for about $28. for a 4' x 8' sheet. They're about 1/8" thick and bendy enough to take most compound curves you will find on the inside of a boat.

I have used them on the inside of my boat also. Here's a link to the "How to" I have on my Frugal Mariner web-site. Just look at that page though - in some of the rest of it you may be encouraged to buy stuff. (I'm not selling the stuff - just affiliate sales - so you moderators can decide if I've crossed the "no advertising" policy line. If I have, I'm sorry, delete my post and I won't do it again.)

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I'll just go to micky D's and tear some off the wall for my refer!
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Are those panels really vinyl or some sort of pressed board?
They're 1/4" thick, solid vinyl tongue and groove, 7"w by 48"l. They were positioning them to be used for wainscoating in bathrooms. Definitely suitable for a damp environment, although the ceiling is usually quite dry.
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Saw the FRP panels today at HD-they've gone up to $32/.

Found myself more attracted to the "Thrifty White Board"- like its texture (and its price- 1/3 of FRP) better. Does the backside hold up on moisture? Is it something that could be sealed?

I plan to be able to take off the panels relatively easily (maybe) but I'd like to know how it would handle a humid/ temp changing environment.
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Afet 4 years all is well here. I coated the back in West epoxy.
I lived aboard for a couple years, cooking creates a lot of moisture, no problems.
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Furring strips?

I'd think that the addition of a "furring" strip could cause real problems in the marine environment. Condensation in colder climates, poor fits with flexing and a myriad of other problems. Look before leaping, but leap when you must.
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