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03-31-2011 07:37 PM
LittleWingCA Trantor12020:

Sure, I will post pictures. Yes, my headliner has two zippers that run a good 6 feet or so on both the starboard and port sides to gain access to deck fittings, cables, etc. Real handy when adding upgrades or doing inspections.
03-31-2011 06:52 AM
Boatsmith seems like a reasonable price to me
03-30-2011 07:22 PM
trantor12020 LittleWingCA, in your quote there's a mention on Zippers... is this for access to bottom of coach roof mounted equipment? If yes, that will be interesting. Would you post pictures after completion? please please ??
03-30-2011 07:17 PM
LittleWingCA MarcHall:

Can you share the name of the vendor? I am in San Diego as well. Maybe they are one and the same.
03-29-2011 07:52 PM
Originally Posted by LittleWingCA View Post
Hi Everyone:

I am in the process of updating quite a few things on Littlewing, one of which is the headliner. I received a quote from a local company that specializes in marine / car headliners and was quoted ~ $1750 to:

1) Remove the main salon + head, headliner
2) Remove the V-Birth headliner
3) Remove 2 settee area headliners, one on each side of boat.
4) Replace all headliner material with ~ 35 yards of marine vinyl
5) Add zippers, border, padding as needed.
6) Reinstall

The boat is 27 foot. Sound about right? Anyone done this, or had it done on their sailboat. Looking for feedback on the cost. Area is southern California.
I had the headliner on my Crealock 37 replaced by a vendor in San Diego. They did an excellent job. Cost was around $3000. So the quote you received sounds about right. It took awhile to even find someone to quote the job, I had several vendors tell me basically I could not pay them enough to do the job.

Marc Hall
Crazy Fish, Crealock 37 Hull 207 currently in San Diego.
03-29-2011 09:23 AM
capttb Never had this done but if it's as complex as I'm picturing seems reasonable to me. I've used a sewing machine but this sure don't seem like a project I'd want to do. Plus it will be just like wallpaper, no one else will notice any small imperfections, but your eye will be drawn to them every time.
We'll get black mold around hatches and hidden places in winter without the use of a dehumidifier.
03-28-2011 11:56 PM
mitiempo The quote sounds about right if your plan for boat maintenance is cheque writing.

But there are other durable, attractive solutions that are fairly easy to do if you are a bit handy. Easier to keep clean than vinyl or cloth and hides the wiring as well. Here's a link to a good how-to on headliners. About halfway down the page.
Atom Voyages | Nicholson 31 Refit

As far as keeping an eye out for leaks from deck hardware, if they need rebedding it should be done properly and then you are good for several years minimum.
03-28-2011 11:24 PM
GraemeInCanada I've recently been looking for material to use in my own boat and found "marine" vinyl at $27 per yard (round abouts). It's about 4 feet wide, so you'll need to do the math there but I suspect about 13 yards of it. Add in the glue, time, cutting, measuring etc.. get's up there. Could you do it for half that cost? yup. I think so. Is your time worth it? I would think it would take a few days to a week to do. About 2 grand seems high, I would do it myself but it all depends on what your time is worth.
03-28-2011 10:26 PM
blt2ski Is that labor? materials? or both? I spent about 1G just in materials IIRC, maybe half of that at the least to redo all the foam backed vinyl in my 30'r. I was quoted upwards of $7-8K including labor. HERE is a link to the how I did the aft stateroom, with a link to the head area at the bottom of that article.

Hope this helps some.

03-28-2011 06:04 PM
LittleWingCA Turbulicity:

No worries, all inputs welcome. Maybe going "natural" would be better.
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