I am in the process of ripping the mouldy carpet off the interior of my boat, partly because I think it is causing my girl friend hayfever and partly because it is grotty.
I'm thinking the best solution will be to paint it, I'm happy to live with the finish of the fibreglass moulding but I'm not sure what the best finish would be. Some "experts" tell me gloss will be too glarey, others that gloss highlights surface imperfections, yet others say it is ideal. Of course there is also the option of matt or semi gloss.
Any comments on surface preparation or type of finish to use would be welcome.
Very interested in your thread Terry as we also have an RL28 with a grotty headlining. We intend to rip it out and replace it with the material provided for the purpose by yacht chandlers. Painting crossed my mind until I saw what lay beneath the old lining and the effort needed to scrape off the old grunge and produce a paintable surface. This dos'nt help you of course by all the same I will be interested in the responses.
I have pulled out the carpet in the mail area and only have carpet in the front berth. I painted it with brushable gel-coat. It was a smelly job but the results are hard wearing. You can see the patterns in the fibreglass but it looks fine and is easy to keep clean. there is some condensation in parts at times but it goes away fast once boat is open.