Hi again. I’ve been trying to lower the headliner in my galley area to fix the sagging parts. I can see how they are interlinked at seams but I can’t figure out how to start the removal. Unlike the cabins none of the headliner in my galley/salon area is screwed in. Anybody know where to start? Paul. 2014 SO469
Post by Evening Star on Sept 11, 2021 18:06:16 GMT
I have the same headliner beginning to sag and took a quick look. No apparent answer on this. I tried by working out from the mast post insert but the panels there seem to be interlocked. Also tried by working from outboard to inboard. It have not tried hard enough to break the seal on the interlocking Velcro to know if that is the way or not. Would love to learn the trick.
On my SunFast 37 the outer pannels (closer to the hull) are fixed with velcro. Can be removed just pulling out the outer side. Then, you will have access to the next one, fixed with screws to the deck.
SOLVED! Thanks to kelowa I decided to try to see if my SO469 was velcro also.
I scared the nuts out of myself when I pulled and pulled and it seemed really form then all of a sudden went "POP!". I thought I had ripped a screw out, it was that form. I was able to get my camera in there to peek around and I found it is indeed some kind of super industrial velcro recessed into pockets. If you pull evenly it will eventually pop then the others are easier. I did not however to get it to re-attach you have to press the decliner up and fund it with your fist. Pushing alone will not do it.
please understand - I am NOT telling you to do this nor am I responsible if your boat is different. All I can say is on my 2013 Sun Odyssey 469 this is how MY headliner is held on.
Here's a couple of screenshots from the little video I took:
Sorry the bottom one is no good, but I included it because it shows the top velcro also.
Post by sailingabe41ds on Dec 4, 2021 22:23:23 GMT
Not all headiners alike. My 2015 jeannea41ds headliners are plywood covered with material and some are fixed molding. You take screws off on one side but the other ends are interwooven with the next piece of plywood in a wave like p wood pattern lock and key. Do not pull and assume there is velcro...no velcro. Have fun.. abe
Thanks for all these tips and results. I wish they used a standard method. I’m beginning to wonder if they started with the 3M stuff and when they had difficulty securing things they just added screws. I think I will take a look with my little flexible camera and see how mine was attached.
on my 409, the headliner was sagging in spots. I was able to see that the velcro was unglued. I pulled a couple of the panels down and on the shortsides, had a wave wood tab that held it in and velcro on the long edges.
Mine was the dual lock style as well. I bought a 10' roll and works great.
Last Edit: Jan 19, 2022 11:26:55 GMT by MalcolmP: image