Originally Posted by JohnnieSailor
New to the forum, but just started refurb
on a 25 Ft Flamenca (South African Design). I have a grp hull
and wooden deck
and since SA is so hot in the summer, looking for a headliner for the boat. We do not have all the great products like the people in Europe
and USa, so need to improvise.
The easiest is probably a anti mold
carpet, but with a little one on the boat, I am looking for something I can wipe clean.
I have been think along the line of Wood Laminates used for flooring or the Stick on Vinyl also used for flooring.
Any other ideas?
Welcome about JohnnieSailor. I am going through a refit
of my 26 footer and headliner came up.
Carpet is a bad idea - As you note it is not very "cleanable" with a kid on board but more importantly it breaks down easily and starts shedding dust badly.
The headliner for cars - very low nap fabric, some people call mouse fur, was discussed at length in a thread here.
Mouse Fur Pros and Cons, Temporarily?
The post linked is what I am ending up with - I went to an auto reupholstery shop and looked at various vinyls. Vinyl is flexible and will mold in corners easier and is very cleanable. Actually I have decided to clean and refinish my current
vinyl ceiling and that is working OK for me.
Here is my refit
thread which has lots of interior
photos scattered around so you can get an idea of my ceiling that I am attempting to refinish.
Getting Dirty - Haulout
Another way to go, of course, is to build ceiling panels
and this have been successfully done by a few members here might use the "Google" search feature as it has a better hit rate.
You are only limited by your time, imagination an effort on this one...