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S&S Swan Maintenance - Dropping the headliner on a 38
11 August 2020 - 04:18
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Join Date: 16 October 2019
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Dropping the headliner on a 38

I need to access the coachroof from inside to replace broken deck cleats. I know the teak strips have to come out first but, are they held in place by anything or just tension? 

11 August 2020 - 05:20
#2
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 888

Hi DubaiSwan,

if the cleats are original they are screwed into an aluminìum plate, you do not need to access from below, just unscrew them from outside, anyway the teak stripes are in place with a velcro (originally).

Fair winds

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

11 August 2020 - 05:39
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Join Date: 16 October 2019
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Thanks Matteo! Saves a bit of work! 

 

Chris

11 August 2020 - 09:40
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Join Date: 02 January 2008
Posts: 1535

Dear Matteo

A correction - the teak strips on the old boats are not held up with Velcro. Instead the distance between the overhead panel edges is carefully matched to the width of the teak strip, so when the strip is pushed in it stays there. An invisible tribute to the detailed work of the carpenters.
 
For removing the strips the method of attachment does not make a difference - start at one end, and be careful not the break them
Kind regards
Lars

11 August 2020 - 20:56
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Join Date: 29 January 2007
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Dear Lars,

thanks, you are fabulous!

😁

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

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