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I didn't want to hijack the "vinyl headliner" thread.

We all know that older production boats had interiors built to varying levels of quality. It's past time to start paying attention to the cosmetics. I have various bits of wood trim that I plan to re-finish in place.

In certain places along the interior of the hull, there is a cheap, vinyl liner with a woven pattern. It's literally just a thin sheet of vinyl, glued to the hull to prevent you from seeing the raw glass. The weave pattern is awesome at holding mildew spores and requires constant scrubbing with bleach. It looks cheap and dated.

Some of this has degraded to the point where I'm sure I can just grab it and slowly tear it off. Some of it is still firmly affixed to the hull. What can I use to peel this crap off of the hull, and more importantly, what should I replace it with?

I don't want to make the interior into a dark, wooden cave. Some wood (or faux wood) is ok though. I do have a translucent hatch over the V-berth that lets light in, so maybe a wood laminate along the walls would be ok.

Thoughts?
 

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Ah! The heat gun is a great idea. I hadn't even thought of that.
I'm sure I can get it all off with a heatgun and scraper.
 

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I don't have a vinyl headliner. The vinyl is only in a few places along the sides.
I have a hard, fiberglass headliner, and a hard, fiberglass cabin liner typical of production boats.

I don't plan on cutting out the headliner. It's huge, thick in places and I think it does lend some structural integrity. You did give me a good idea about putting wood battens across it though. The white and wood would look pretty good, I think.
 

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I thought about insulation but wondered if it was worth the effort because I can't access much below the waterline due to the cabin liner.

Is there any point in insulating portions if you can't get to everything?
If so, what kind of insulation should I use? I don't want to install anything that is too bulky.
 
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