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Headliner Trim Leak

During Irene I noticed a small leak in the galley coming from underneath the upper teak trim piece where the headliner meets.

I initially thought that a piece of the deck hardware above (cleat, traveler, etc.) had some bad bedding compound. But after unzipping the headliner and feeling around there was absolutely no moisture at all. So I'm a bit perplexed as to the source of the water.

One theory is that it is coming through a screw hole from the eyebrow on the outside. Has anyone ever taken the inside trim and eyebrow off to see how it is constructed? Do the screws holding the inside trim also hold the eyebrow?

Or any similar experience and solutions?

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I had a leak on NiftyNickers in approx the same place as yours.After much searching I located the leak in the pillar on which the traveller is mounted.If you unzip the headliner you will find that the pillar is hollow and that the bolts holding the traveller are in there.One of them was leaking .I don't think that the eyebrow is your source as the screws are short and donot penetrate thru the coach roof ,at least not on mine.
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Thanks. I felt that hollow, but didn't poke a hole in the headliner foam backing to get a good look or feel. I may cut some of that away and do a little hose test.

I thought that was the source, but there was no moisture on the foam between there and the headliner edge. I'll check again, hopefully that's it and can be easily rebedded.

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I've looked at that hollow and at every single other piece of through-bedded hardware, and there is no moisture. The water is coming from somewhere between the headliner and the trim, which is a two inch space. I'll try removing a couple of the eyebrow screws when it dries out here.

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I had a leak on NiftyNickers in approx the same place as yours.After much searching I located the leak in the pillar on which the traveller is mounted.If you unzip the headliner you will find that the pillar is hollow and that the bolts holding the traveller are in there.One of them was leaking .I don't think that the eyebrow is your source as the screws are short and donot penetrate thru the coach roof ,at least not on mine.
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Dodger Screw Leak

For those who are interested, the offending party turned out to be one of the Lift-the-DOT male 1/2" screw studs that hold the dodger sides down. I don't know if that's standard from the factory, but it was loose, corroded and wet, and the hole through the FRP. I will confirm that the leak is stopped after the next hurricane.

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Leak stopped. Though now ones started at the headliner adjacent to the the forward vetus vent. I am considering getting an industrial paint or chopped mat sprayer and just coating the entire topsides in boatlife.

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