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Hull liner coming off/loose... remove and paint?
The inner hull liner of my NA23/Spirit23 is barely hanging on... the black foam and adhesive disintegrating. Just touching it releases more of the crumbly, black powder.
It is also badly stained... doesn't look all that good.
I'm considering removing the liner entirely and painting where the liner was.
I've read a variety of comments elsewhere online: condensation issues, no condensation issues, painting with cork-infused/microbeads paint, mildew-cide paint, messy project.
Here are the conditions my boat will be in:
In a marina slip, cold waters (50-55 degrees), mild temps year round
I will be running a small heater in the cabin when moored in the marina
There is no headliner and I have not seen/experienced any condensation so far while on land
Oregon coast climate is cool year round, high relative humidity (hey... it's a cool humid!!)
Summer temps are around 65 degree highs/55 degree lows.
Winter temps are 50 degree highs/40 degree lows.
Since the temperature changes are relatively small on a daily basis (10-15 degrees max... often less than 10 degrees), wouldn't that reduce/minimize the amount/risk of condensation?
The liner is just on the sides of the hull. It is not on the ceiling.. just on the sides of the hull from the berths to about where the rubrail is. There has been no condensation on the ceiling where there is no liner.
Many thanks for your suggestions.