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02-12-2012 04:17 PM
branse I used wallpaper, the vinyl kind that is made for bathrooms and kitchens and other high-humidity applications, and the heavy duty paste. The effect is great, but I'm lousy with wallpapering at home, let alone on the boat. I've thought of taking it off and having a professional redo it. The interior is much brighter and the wallpaper has held up for several years now, but the cuts and joining work is amateur--because, well, I'm an amateur.

The advantage is that the formica is not altered by sanding or whatever. If it didn't work out, I knew that the water-based wallpaper paste would just wash off. You still have to remove all the wall-mounted stuff. I broke toothpicks and put them in the screw wholes for clocks, etc. so that when the wallpaper was applied, the toothpicks punched through the paper and showed me where to screw things back in.
01-25-2012 11:09 PM
gpwil3847 I agree, very classy. Looking at all the pictures there are great ideas out there. If you have a table saw and a belt sander, or better yet if mahogany slats are sold pre milled it would not be all that difficult with a waterproof glue. I have never seen stainless finishing nails, perhaps brass nails.
01-23-2012 11:22 PM
gpwil3847 It was the era of wood panelling in our homes so we would have that rich feel of wood on our walls - trouble was it made our rooms very dark! but some white shag carpeting, perhaps some pole lamps.... Later on people painted them white prior to ripping the panelling out entirely in favor of white or pastel colors. You might try formica?
01-22-2012 08:12 PM
bjslife I have my boat painted with semi gloss and looks good just clean the panels and rough a little with scoth bright pad clean and paint. sailboat Morgan Out Island 1973 33 4 - YouTube If it doesnt work look up 1973 morgan sailboat by bjslife1 at youtube
09-07-2009 06:20 PM
Duck401k John - I also keep the boat near my house where the MLW is 4 feet, so it helps. Look for my Morgan next year, SPIRIT, Wye River..good luck..
09-07-2009 05:20 PM
JDLittle
Morgan 34

Tha Morgan is in Hampton. The Luders is going to be in Annapolis for October. Their condition will go a long way toward the ultimate decision. Changing out the head I can deal with, but I'm not planning to take on a project boat.

The engine in the Morgan is an original gas atomic 4. I'll replace it immediately if I choose that boat. Not sure yet what the other has.

Glad to hear that draft has been a plus. I do wonder if two feet would make a difference. I used to sail the bay in a 6+ foot boat and that was significant. I hope to keep the boat in a marina near my home that is limited by draft.

'Twas a beautiful weekend for sailing. Hope to be out there next summer.

John
09-06-2009 03:31 PM
Duck401k John - I had to rebuild the head, replace all the hoses and put in a new holding tank. Engine and centerboard have been fine. I did spend 400.00 on a new instrument panel for the engine.

The shallow draft has been key on the bay. One of the main reasons I selected the boat. I am not sure how much of a difference there really is between 3.5 feet and 5.5 though. I can cut a lot of corners and get into out of the way places sometimes avoiding other boats.

I sailed Friday, beautiful, wish I was out today. Good luck maybe see you out...where is your morgan...check the sails carefully, lucky mine were almost brand new..
09-06-2009 10:04 AM
JDLittle
I can smell it

It does look very nice, Duck. If you're still monitoring this thread... I'm currently torn between a Morgan 34 and a Bill Luders 36. They are both in good shape. Assuming no serious inspection results issues, the Morgan has the edge because of draft (Luders is around 5.5). I'll be sailing on Chesbay 75% of the time.

How important has draft been to you on the Bay and what other restoration/maintenance problems have you encountered?

Thanks
John
08-28-2008 06:34 PM
Duck401k Found one at home..i have another but it is saying it is too large to attach
08-28-2008 05:04 PM
Duck401k Still Raining..by me a beer or two and I will find a camera...the boat is sitting at the dock 1:30 hours away. I will try to get some photos of the interior this weekend and put them up...I will see if I can capture the interior smells of the boat as well

Deryk..where are U ?
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