Re: Digest Number 177
- At 06:46 PM 3/31/99 -0500, you wrote:
>From: Jack & Cristina Staats <chivaree@...>............
But I think things will turn out ok, and I am
>looking forward to innsulation in the tropics--I hope it makes adifference down
>below. If anyone has any better ideas---I am very interested. I haveonly taken
>down the fabric panels and plastic strips--Not cut or installed anything yet.Christina & CN List:
>Sincerely---Cristina Staats aboard Iona CN 35, hull # 135
I too have pulled out all headliners on my CN 48 - and while I haven't
found the personal notices which Christina joyfully discovered, the rest of
her description is right on.
I plan to put in 1/4 to 1/2" insultation - and then cover with appropriate
headliner material, held in plan by teak strips - sounds much like the
others plans. I don't know if there were any takers on the offer of the
original plastic crimp strips, if so I will feel badly cause I junked all
Incidentally, in the FWIW department, I would offer the following. I am
replacing all my plastic ports - which had turned very cloudy over the
decades. It was a major job to remove them from the aluminum frames - but
finally accomplished same without significant damage to the frames (I
hope). When I took the removed plastics to a plastic fabricator in
Cleveland, Ohio, I received a major major shock. They estimated the
replacement cost for each piece at between $500 and $700. The small
crescent shaped ports at the end of the front cabin and rear cabin - not
more than 12" x 24" for $500!!!! At this price, I could have put up with
the opacity problem:!!
The story has a happy ending, I think. Subsequently I took them to a
plastics house in Toledo, Ohio - Allied Plastics by name. They have given
me an estimate of $25 for the small pieces - and still waiting for the
details on the large windshield portions.
I am keeping my fingers crossed - but am optimistic. It certainly does pay
to shop around.
s/v Equus, CN 48, on the hard in Sandusky, Ohio
"I know nothing - nothing do I know - but I go to free myself from the
Wheel of Things by a broad and open road." R. Kipling.
- Jack and Christina
It seems like everyone is interested in replacing the headliner at some
point. I have a few questions about your headliner project on Iona:
*What were you planning to do, if anything, with the interior vinyl covered
area where the windows are placed?
*Are the teak handrails on the exterior cabin top bolted through the cabin
top? I am in the process of refinishing the handrails and originally had in
mind that it might be easier to remove them in order to work on them.
However, I couldn't back out the few fasteners that I tried and assumed that
they must be bolted through the cabin top. I'm just refinishing them in
place since I didn't want to mess with the headliner.
*Is there anything else that passes through the cabin top other than the mast
and hatch which might take rebedding in order to avoid future leaks?
I appreciate your help. Good luck with your project
CN 35 #68