It is headliner
material. But don't know yet if that is my original job, or someone in the last 13 years re did it.
The whole process,short version.
I tore out the carpet, cleaned surface, glued ( not glassed, just epoxy) strakes along the ceiling port to starboard giving a surface to staple the new headliner
to ( my headliner guy marked where he wanted the strakes). Painted surface. I cut reflectex to fit between the strakes and affixed with 3m adhesive
. After headliner was in, I then covered the staple sections with teak
I hired Rodney from Boat Fashions in Kemah
, to come in to cut and attach the headliner. By doing all the prep work it only cost me 375 ( i think) to have rodney do the entire cat, including headliner fabric
. Rodney was happy not to deal with all the crappy prep. I think it took him 2-3 hours maybe( not sure on that).
But!! Before taking too much advice from me, lets see what Stray Cat says. I am especially curious to see if the epoxy
strakes held up. Many people glass the strakes.
The Gemini's cabin
top had some wicked bends. A trick to make the strakes more flexible and curve with the surface. I had someone score the 1" slats on one side..I know that is not the proper term but I'm no a woodworker
Hopefully someone with more knowledge will pipe up and describe the process better than what I'm doing.
Another description of headliner replacement from a blog
in Progress....We started by running half by 1 inch strips, 20 inches apart forward to aft. Once the strips were installed, we dry fit half inch insulation sheets
cut to size in between and prepared for the planks. I will post a step by step recount of the project
, but wanted to throw up some pics now that the majority is done in the main cabin
. So far, so good."
Clear as mud?
Will write back with Stray Cat's feedback on my work..gulp.