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Cabin Liner, Removing and Replacing
I'm preparing to replace the toe rails on my 40 YO boat and need access to the nuts below deck. The cabin liner is fiberglass, and prevents access to the nuts in some locations, so I need to remove it. I also want access to clean up the wiring which has been fished through the spaces over the years (You'll see what I mean below!). I'm looking for a way to replace the liner after the work is done. I want continued access. So far, I've tried reinstalling the cut out section of liner, fastening it with hardware and covering it with Naugahyde. It looked pretty good, but the fasteners were problematic, and I had to glue on the Naugahyde so it was a pain to remove. Now, I'm trying pieces of Luan, fastened to the remaining liner with "industrial strength" Velcro. Had to use Velcro glue to fasten Velcro to the remaining fiberglass, but so far it seems to work well. I could either varnish or paint the Luan. While I want it to look decent, it's not in real obvious areas, so function is more important then form. Any other ideas? Has anyone used the industrial Velcro on boats, did it work?
Pictures: 1.Exsisting liner. 2. Liner removed (I KNOW.... I'TS UGLY!) Velco tape on sides. 3.Luan replacement in place.
Last edited by L124C; 01-13-2011 at 12:57 PM.