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A few years ago I removed the foam backed vinyl from the walls by the bunk in the bow. It was coming apart, with the vinyl drooping down and the partially disintegrated black foam getting everywhere.

The new foam backed vinyl I got today is a bit different, since it is a spongy, pinkish foam (like used in a cushion) instead of the black flaky foam the previous vinyl had.

1st question -- is there an issue at all with using this vinyl? The add on Ebay said "Sea Ray" in it, which doesn't help, I suppose.

Also it's 1/2 inch think instead of the roughly 1/4 inch that the old vinyl had.

2nd question -- what type of glue is best to use? The old glue was very good, as took a lot of work to get most of the now-powdery foam backing off the walls. I don't want a glue that I'm going to smell all summer when the boat is closed-up on a rainy day. What is best to use?

Thanks for any help with these questions.

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Brad
 

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You know I have seen your "bunk in the bow" as you call your forward compartment. If I'm not mistaken I was the one who removed the old vinyl covering from the failed foam underneath.
I like the way Multihullgirl thinks - go with a good paint instead.
As always though, your boat, your choice, your money.

Fixing it up for Lucas this summer?
Yes, you are like a secret weapon for getting ready to launch.

You might come out for a visit too. I'm surprised that having a boat in Montauk over the summer that we don't have more visitors.

Now that I'm fixing it up, I have to get rid of the huge coil of line that's stored in there: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/131930-what-do-450-1-line-ready-floats.html

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Brad
 
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