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Old 09-01-2016, 19:04   #1
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Tarting up the salon ceiling?

I just visited a Catalina 38 and noticed that the ceiling in the salon was a vast expanse of white fiber glass, which seemed very stark in an otherwise nice interior....I have seen Hunters that have some sort of headliner which sagged and did not seem durable....any suggestions as to improving the general ambiance of the ceiling???
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Re: Tarting up the salon ceiling?

Apply the faux metal ceiling tin they have at Home Depot.
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Re: Tarting up the salon ceiling?

When I first saw this title, I could only think:

MIRRORS

just like the mobos do

I have a horrible ceiling just like that in my living room and bedroom on my boat, even in the kitchen, but my saloon, berth and galley will survive if I get the terminology right, eventually...

A "real" answer: thank your bloody living stars that you have something so well designed that it's easy to keep clean and won't collapse on you. Wow, Simple Green goes a loooooong way.

Ach, tarts.

We all need more tarts.

Don't we?
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Re: Tarting up the salon ceiling?

I like the idea of a painted mural...like the Sistine Chapel. Get a good graffiti artist who paints on walls...like Michelangelo. Should last a few years.😇😙


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I just visited a Catalina 38 and noticed that the ceiling in the salon was a vast expanse of white fiber glass...
Was it a Catalina 38 or a Catalina 380, or 387?

Completely different boats.
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Re: Tarting up the salon ceiling?

I'm curious who the hell was in charge of designing headliners?!?! They're completely dysfunctional and useless as far as I can tell. I'm thinking of pulling all my headliner off so I can access the deck bolts, then paint the "ceiling" white so it just kinda passes for respectable.
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I'm curious who the hell was in charge of designing headliners?!?! They're completely dysfunctional and useless as far as I can tell. I'm thinking of pulling all my headliner off so I can access the deck bolts, then paint the "ceiling" white so it just kinda passes for respectable.
Gamayun,

That should work fine, it will look quite light--nice and fresh, plus ditching the headliner makes it easier to trace the sources of leaks, too.

We painted the overhead on our PJ (Standfast 36) semi-gloss white. Used latex based paint. Like for a bathroom in a house. It worked fine and lasted till some time after we sold the boat.

We also painted the interior of the lockers with it (makes it easier to see stuff in them). You need the hardness of the semi-gloss so you can scrub it if need be, due to lantern smoke runaways, rust stains, or??????

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Re: Tarting up the salon ceiling?

Yes..I knew this would raise the ceiling in protest...))..nonetheless it seems like a light contrasting beige might break up the vastness of the white......just saying..
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Re: Tarting up the salon ceiling?

I installed a floral rose pattern oilcloth, actually a tablecloth roll from Mexico (it was inexpensive) in the v-berth of the Rose. Lovely and a delight to sleep under. Still pondering adding some to the salon. That would be a bit of a job though what with drilling the plugs out of the wood battens and all.
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It was actually a 387..sorry
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Re: Tarting up the salon ceiling?

Perhaps some definitions might be in order here.

1. Catalina "headliners" were essentially an "inside skin" underneath the plywood core below the cabintop/coach house exterior; nicely finished fiberglass, cleanable and easy

2. Many other boats used fabric or other material between battens---some sagged horribly and regularly, others were well designed

3. Most newer boats have neither, just the inside of the exterior fiberglass, some finished differently than others
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Perhaps some definitions might be in order here.

1. Catalina "headliners" were essentially an "inside skin" underneath the plywood core below the cabintop/coach house exterior; nicely finished fiberglass, cleanable and easy

2. Many other boats used fabric or other material between battens---some sagged horribly and regularly, others were well designed

3. Most newer boats have neither, just the inside of the exterior fiberglass, some finished differently than others
Would it be too risque to ask if people would post pictures of #3 showing the undersides of their cabins or whatever the unadorned fiberglass is called? Mine has vinyl glued over large thin wood panels and then held in place with long pieces of trim along the sides and running across the middle. A total PITA to remove, but it certainly looks nice and clean.
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Re: Tarting up the salon ceiling?

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Perhaps some definitions might be in order here.

1. Catalina "headliners" were essentially an "inside skin" underneath the plywood core below the cabintop/coach house exterior; nicely finished fiberglass, cleanable and easy

2. Many other boats used fabric or other material between battens---some sagged horribly and regularly, others were well designed

3. Most newer boats have neither, just the inside of the exterior fiberglass, some finished differently than others
While we are talking definitions, could we please all learn the difference between a salon and a saloon?

Saloon:
(British) The most common body style for modern cars, with a boot or trunk. (US) A tavern, especially in an American Old West setting.
(British|dated) A lounge bar in an English public house, contrasted with the public bar.
The cabin area of a boat or yacht devoted to seated relaxation, often combined with dining table.
(rail transport) the part of a rail carriage or multiple unit containing seating for passengers.

Salon:
a large room, especially one used to receive and entertain guests
a gathering of people for a social or intellectual meeting
an art gallery
a beauty salon or similar establishment
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Re: Tarting up the salon ceiling?

By way of definitions the underside of the coach roof is referred to as the overhead. The ceiling in a yacht refers to the
covering (often wood battans) that cover the interior sides of the hull.
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Re: Tarting up the salon ceiling?

Home built steel 78 foot sloop in the yard has very high overhead. I can't reach it hands up. He has a large non-opening deck opening with a stained glass mosaic themed in flowers & nicely-nippled mermaids. It is surrounded by a back lighted stained glass shadow box. Sorry, no photos. An alternative might be to have the figure pole dancing around the mast.
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