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Head Liner for Cabin
Have been scanning some older messages and looking for an update on anyone who has put in a new headliner in the cabin.

I know Bias Boating have a carpet like material for about $40/m (2m wide). I think this is a much finer carpet than the shaggy stuff on now. But I was wondering if there is a "smoother" vinyl like covering that might do the job and look more like a modern production boat.

There is moisture on the existing carpet under deck fittings (winch & jammers) and under a side window after rain or washing so will need to do some sealing work first.

Anything else that I need to be aware of?

The headliner in the RL28s really put me off them for a long time. When it looks good it is ok except so, so 70s; they should have included 12v lava lamps as well (sorry Rob). I guess it did the job well enough at the time. But RL28s are of an age now that I expect many are mildewed and discoloured so I suspect this is a very common issue.
Russell Rogers2-Nov-2008    Edit    Delete 
Re: Head Liner for Cabin
A mate of mine removed the liner and traces of glue and was happy with the surface simply resprayed, rather than re-carpeting the whole area again. I guess it makes checking for leaks a lot easer too.
dave17-Nov-2008    Edit    Delete 
Re: Head Liner for Cabin
I guess that makes good sense at least in the interim. After the rain in Brisbane over the last few days the leaks are considerable and much of the carpet head liner is damp. The glue is probably contact cement I guess some solvent will remove this.
Russell Rogers18-Nov-2008    Edit    Delete 

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