Re finishing forward berth question...

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by estame6, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. estame6

    estame6 New Member

    28
    Jul 12, 2007
    Port Huron
    300 Weekender
    260 x2
    1988 30' Weekender and have some stains on upper sides of vee berth. This caused by the forward quarter gunwales or stanchions leaking leaving a huge stain. I'm not sure what the material is and doesn't seem too damaged to the touch just the stain. Have removed the upper trim which showed a damp area and is going to be my winter project and am wondering what product to use to refinish the sides. Would appreciate any suggestions.
     
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  2. QT1

    QT1 Member

    358
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender, "Quality Time".
    5.7 Mercruisers, Avon rib w/ Yamaha 4 Stroke
    I think you and I are in the same "boat". Recently posted about stained headliner in V berth and received som great info as to finding the source of the leak. Have spoke with another member here who replaced his and will pass you that info once I get home this evening. Lets keep each other posted.

    Tony
     
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  3. QT1

    QT1 Member

    358
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender, "Quality Time".
    5.7 Mercruisers, Avon rib w/ Yamaha 4 Stroke
    By the way, what was the process you used to remove the upper trim?
     
  4. estame6

    estame6 New Member

    28
    Jul 12, 2007
    Port Huron
    300 Weekender
    260 x2
    There are Philips screws behind the buttons. As I am reupholstering I cut across the button to expose the screw but is not necessary as the screw is close to the button. If your taking off the trim at the shelf level let me know as it is a different procedure.
     
  5. QT1

    QT1 Member

    358
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender, "Quality Time".
    5.7 Mercruisers, Avon rib w/ Yamaha 4 Stroke
    My intention is to redo all upholstery and headliner material in the salon and V berth to include adding led lighting under the shelf on both sides.
     
  6. estame6

    estame6 New Member

    28
    Jul 12, 2007
    Port Huron
    300 Weekender
    260 x2
    Need to recover the vee berth cushions due to wear and clean the head liner and freshen it up some how. I would like to read the link you mentioned on how to remove this head liner when you have a minute.
    Many thanks,
    Dave...
     
  7. QT1

    QT1 Member

    358
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender, "Quality Time".
    5.7 Mercruisers, Avon rib w/ Yamaha 4 Stroke
    Not sure how badly stained your headliner is, but it may need to be replaced verses cleaning. There is actually videos on headliner removal/replacement on the sailrite website via you tube. I intend on using a foam back replacement.
     
  8. QT1

    QT1 Member

    358
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender, "Quality Time".
    5.7 Mercruisers, Avon rib w/ Yamaha 4 Stroke
    . Headliner replacement. I have some photos from this site from someone I have been talking with, but I would have to send them to you by email.

    Tony
     
  9. SCORPIO

    SCORPIO Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 7, 2008
    Delaware
    1989 300 DA
    Twin 5.7 Merc Alpha I
    I've used a Bissel Green machine to clean the headliner in my boat. It works well. Some Spray Nine can be sprayed on the worst of the stains and gently scrubbed with a soft brush and then shampoo out the suds with the Bissel. Worth a try before going to the trouble of a full headliner job.
     
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  10. QT1

    QT1 Member

    358
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender, "Quality Time".
    5.7 Mercruisers, Avon rib w/ Yamaha 4 Stroke
    I definitely want to start from scratch to update the look of the original material. I have my mind set to tackle the job as part of my to do list during the off season along with some other goodies.
     
  11. QT1

    QT1 Member

    358
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender, "Quality Time".
    5.7 Mercruisers, Avon rib w/ Yamaha 4 Stroke
    Dave, I am removing the trim at the shelf level also. What's a good way for this? Thanks,
    Tony
     
  12. estame6

    estame6 New Member

    28
    Jul 12, 2007
    Port Huron
    300 Weekender
    260 x2
    That's a good one, I'm not quite sure how to remove above the shelf line to the head liner in the vee berth. It seems like its glued in position and I'm worried about damaging it. Maybe someone else can suggest a removal procedure or even what type of board it is!

    I have found that a cleaning of my head liner works so I'm happy not having to replace it. Scorpio's suggestion using spray nine did a nice job, thanks.....
     
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  13. estame6

    estame6 New Member

    28
    Jul 12, 2007
    Port Huron
    300 Weekender
    260 x2
    OK - Well, can anyone tell me what material the side wall covering in the vee berth is make of. The material that covers the side wall above the shelf to the head liner. I need to clean it and not sure how to remove it and it feels like it's a soft wood or board material that might get damaged it I get it too wet. Would appreciate any suggestions please....
     
  14. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer
    5.7 Merc
    Not sure if we are talking about the same piece but I am trying to figure out how to remove the material from the 'backrest' of the v-berth. It is the same material as the cushions and seems to be a curved board about 7' long on each side. Is that the one you are referring to? I have felt all around and inside the pleats but can't find any screws or attachment devices? I am redoing my cushions over the winter and want to change that material too.
     
  15. estame6

    estame6 New Member

    28
    Jul 12, 2007
    Port Huron
    300 Weekender
    260 x2
    Boatman37 we both have the same winter project. I looked at a picture of your style of boat and in my case which might be the same system as yours you removing double machine nuts every couple of feet or so and the trim should pop right off. I notice a forward piece of trim that runs across the front and in my case this was held by Philips screws accessible from the anchor locker.

    My above post was referring to the wall liner that is above the shelves and below the head liner on each side. I'm not sure what it's made of and whether it would stand to get a bit wet if I tried to clean it. It does need a good cleaning and maybe even re-finishing and not sure what to use, not paint more like a stain. Anyway maybe someone could suggest something. Good luck with your project.
     
  16. estame6

    estame6 New Member

    28
    Jul 12, 2007
    Port Huron
    300 Weekender
    260 x2
    Well I've flogged that one to death. If anyone has had moisture at the headline in the vee berth area it comes down on the sides and it's difficult to clean the stain off so I have to figure something. I'll check around and find what the material it is and how to refinish it and report back if anyone needs to do the same.
     
  17. mind eraser II

    mind eraser II New Member

    1
    May 23, 2017
    lake erie south coast
    300 weekender, 1988. garmin GPS
    2- 350's straight drive inboards
    I made made the wooden boards 1" taller than the original, reupholstered, and put them back. Hid the stains no problem.
     

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