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    Ceiling Liner for 3888 falling away.

    I am noticing that my ceiling liner in the main salon is coming apart at the join about 3 panels in from the rear. Although this job looks simple, it appears that you have to undo all the lining behind it. To do that means you have to take down the pelmets for the windows on both sides and then take down the batten at the back window.
    I am hoping someone has found a much easier way to do this.
    Hugh
    1990 3888
    Hino 175 Diesels

    #2
    You could do a classic cheat and install exposed bows from teak, but that would probably cost as much as replacing the liner.
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    MMSI 367770440

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      #3
      Thanks Pete, the liner is in pretty good condition it is just that one seam that is coming apart. But seems like a really big job to get to that one seam.
      Hugh
      1990 3888
      Hino 175 Diesels

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        #4
        If the seam that is coming apart is near any of the windows (usually aft of the helm), then its coming apart because the ply batten under the lining is beginning to rot. This is due to the exterior drip rail leaking and seeping into the headlining battens. So covering it over will not help as it will "grow" and get worse with time.

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          #5
          Agree with Boatbum as to the cause. Removal and resealing of the drip rail is fairly straight forward.

          Also agree with Pete on the repair. i did this and it looks great. I used the teak subsitute Iroko. Much cheaper. Got board the thickness of the batten and ripped my own pieces. Admiral really likes the look. Worth doing even if panels are in good condition.
          Ron O'Blenis
          B 38 175 Hinos 1989
          Completed Great Loop
          https://ronandfaye.blogspot.com/

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            #6
            Ron, any photo's of the finished look?

            James
            1989 Bayliner 3888, 175 Hinos,
            Hurth 630's Onan 8kw MDKD
            Lowrance Electronics!
            Boating on Georgian Bay & the North Channel
            Completed the Great Loop 07/25/19
            AGLCA #8340
            MTOA# 7469

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              #7
              James

              Will take some photos this week
              Ron O'Blenis
              B 38 175 Hinos 1989
              Completed Great Loop
              https://ronandfaye.blogspot.com/

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              • MacPhid
                MacPhid commented
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                Thanks Ron, that would be great!

                James

              #8
              Originally posted by boatbum View Post
              If the seam that is coming apart is near any of the windows (usually aft of the helm), then its coming apart because the ply batten under the lining is beginning to rot. This is due to the exterior drip rail leaking and seeping into the headlining battens. So covering it over will not help as it will "grow" and get worse with time.
              Thanks Boatbum, the seam coming apart is the third seam in from the rear of the main salon and it is coming from the centre and not near the windows. Although I think you are right about water penetration. For some time I had no covers on the flybridge and I notice that the staples holding the ceiling in are very rusty and breaking resulting in the seam coming apart. The wooden batten underneath seems OK, although I can only feel it with fingers but there does not appear to be any rot. So I am hoping I might be able to glue it back down again. I will take pictures next time I am on the boat.
              Hugh
              1990 3888
              Hino 175 Diesels

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                #9
                James et al

                Attached are pictures of the ceiling battens i installed.
                I finished them in satin poly.. I attached them into the wood battens for the ceiling panels. i used brass escutcheon pins with the heads cut off. Can hardly see them unless you are looking for them

                As you can see the boat is still in the shed. They look even better with more natural light

                Ron O'Blenis
                B 38 175 Hinos 1989
                Completed Great Loop
                https://ronandfaye.blogspot.com/

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                • WhiteRockMike
                  WhiteRockMike commented
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                  Beautiful! Nice work.

                • RDOIII
                  RDOIII commented
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                  Thanks Mike

                • MacPhid
                  MacPhid commented
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                  Ron, they look great, nice job! Thanks for posting them.

                  James

                #10
                RDO, the battens look really nice! Great job!
                Jim Gandee
                1989 3888
                Hino 175's
                Fire Escape
                [email protected]
                Alamitos Bay, SoCal

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                  #11
                  Thanks Jim and James

                  Think they are worth doing even if ceiling has no issues with the seams. I notice them every time I enter the boat and even the Admiral mentions them often.

                  Ron
                  Ron O'Blenis
                  B 38 175 Hinos 1989
                  Completed Great Loop
                  https://ronandfaye.blogspot.com/

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