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MSafiri

Ceiling fallig off and apart

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All,

The ceiling in my boat slowly falling off. It was, ages ago, fixed by screws driven into some sort of foam. With age the foam become rigid and strated to crack, releasing the screws one by one. By now the the ceiling panel edges are off. Time to fix it.

Originally I thought about removing the old panels, remove the old fixing points, glue new fixing points and use industry grade velcro to hold the new panels (made from plastic stripes) in place. then I thought about simply removing the old panel, give a coat of gelcoat to the inside of the deck, then paint it over to white. This looks a much simpler solution. But, with this solution I need to create some sort of protection around the nuts and bolts of all deck equipment (there is not enough space in the boat).

How would you fix it? the goal is to have a working boat, it will never be a 'yacht'

Your ideas?

MSafiri

 

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After you hit your head a few dozen times, and remove the skin off all your knuckles you'll learn to avoid the deck mounting hardware. you will want to trim the bolts even with the nuts, however. Other than that no protection needed.

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Just how bad is the underside of the deck? Would it require massive efforts to make it cosmetic?

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Pedantry demands that I point out that "ceiling" on a boat is the strips that line the inside of the hull.

The part that's over your head is called "The overhead"

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27 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Pedantry demands that I point out that "ceiling" on a boat is the strips that line the inside of the hull.

The part that's over your head is called "The overhead"

Glad I'm not the only one to notice that. The OP is in France so I gave him a pass. 

If you have exposed bolts and nuts on the inside, the usual treatment is to use acorn nuts. It gives a more finished appearance and the lacerations on your head will be somewhat less deep. 

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Wrong word noted! thanks for pointing out. So, the overhead is made of sheets of appr. 3-4 mm thick wood. Under that the deck structure is visible. A good thick coat of gel might help to make it nicer a bit. Will go down next week (900 km train ride) and will take some shots.

Thanks alot for the info,

MSafiri

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Furring strips epoxied to the overhead then screw the headliner in place. 

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