NEW HEADLINER

Published date: November 22, 2010
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

The inside of my newly purchased 1977 Venture 2-22 was pretty much original and the shag carpet on the ceiling was pretty unpleasant. It turns out that replacing it with some outdoor fabric was not so difficult. After removing the nastiness (the things that fell out of that carpet upon removal surprised me!), I removed the carpet from the plywood that was installed at the factory. I was fully prepared to cut out some new wood to replace it, but it was in great shape and all I had to do was install some "batting" material (pillow stuffing on a roll), then cut and staple the material on the back side of the plywood.

Installation was a little tricky because the headliner comes in two, large pieces and it took some maneuvering to fit it. I did the entire job with no help except at the very end for two screws I could not reach on the deck for back-up. The results are night and day compared to the mess that was in there. I attached a few pictures. Here is a short video of some sailing and some shots of the interior:

http://s836.photobucket.com/albums/zz284/cookwithgas/?action=view¤t=Joe_Pool_12-30-10.mp4

Published by: cookwithgas


Model Year: 1977
Photo Caption: New and old headliner

The inside of Spirit after the headliner refurb.

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