Headlining : battens?

Donheist

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I need to tackle this job in my aft cabins but I really don’t want to take the lot down. The stuff is serviceable, just saggy. It’s an awkward shape so I don’t want to make panels.

We have a 1980s oceanis 390. We like her but she doesn’t need to look perfect inside.

I am thinking of two options:

1) get some quarter inch teak strip, and screw it threw the vinyl into deck lining with tiny countersink screws into piloted hole, drilled with a stop to penetrate 2mm, so I need 6mm long screws I think. Use say a screw every 8” so even if some don’t grab it’ll hold up the batten

2) I cut the lining lengthways down the cabin, peel back a little each side and clear the old glue along the gap then bond a batten to the fibreglass. Then pull one side of the lining and staple to the batten. Do same with other edge. Then screw teak trim over the two edges and into the wood to make a wood, vinyl sandwich.

Anyone tried that?

Mark
 

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I would just make some panels. Make templates using corrugated board, then cut thin plywood to template. Cover with vinyl and screw panels to blocks glued with epoxy. Much quicker and better looking than your two options.

Edit. Vinyl available from Hawke House.
 

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I need to tackle this job in my aft cabins but I really don’t want to take the lot down. The stuff is serviceable, just saggy. It’s an awkward shape so I don’t want to make panels.

We have a 1980s oceanis 390. We like her but she doesn’t need to look perfect inside.

I am thinking of two options:

1) get some quarter inch teak strip, and screw it threw the vinyl into deck lining with tiny countersink screws into piloted hole, drilled with a stop to penetrate 2mm, so I need 6mm long screws I think. Use say a screw every 8” so even if some don’t grab it’ll hold up the batten

2) I cut the lining lengthways down the cabin, peel back a little each side and clear the old glue along the gap then bond a batten to the fibreglass. Then pull one side of the lining and staple to the batten. Do same with other edge. Then screw teak trim over the two edges and into the wood to make a wood, vinyl sandwich.

Anyone tried that?

Mark

Former forum contributor "Searush" did something very similar to your option (1) in his Westerly Pentland. IIRC he just wedged the battens between the curtain rails. The results looked good in the photos he posted.

Regarding your option (2)... dont even think about it... you will regret it....... It would be more sensible to take it right down clean up all the mess made by the broken down foam backing, cover some ply panels ( using PVA glue) and fix those up

Admittedly a much smaller boat but the results can look very professional

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I would just make some panels. Make templates using corrugated board, then cut thin plywood to template. Cover with vinyl and screw panels to blocks glued with epoxy. Much quicker and better looking than your two options.

Edit. Vinyl available from Hawke House.

+1 for this method. It worked for me when I had to replace in my previous boat UFO27.
The previous owner had stripped out most of the headlining and disposed of it, so I had no idea how it was done originally.
The boatyard had quoted me €2000 for the job and in hindsight it would have been money well spent as it was a horrible, interminal job.
 
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