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I just recently Purchased a 1990 Bayliner 2651 Suncruiser. I had been searching for quite some time for a boat that my wife would be comfortable on and when I found this boat I turned into that kid in the candy store !
Boat was in fair condition for a 23 year old boat. Gelcoat had been neglected for some time but a quick wet sanding and buffing in some small sections has proved that the exterior will clean up nicely with ton's of elbow grease.
The boat was repowered with a fresh 350 small block and outdrive was serviced with all new bellows.
Mechanically the boat is great and loaded with features like shore power, power inverter, kicking stereo, tv and the list go's on and on. Cosmetically the boat needs lots of tlc !
I am currently removing the dreaded bayliner side windows and skylights so I can replace them with new fresh acrylic panels. The old windows are in too bad of shape for any polishing.
With the fall weather approaching and periods of rain, I have now moved to the interior of the boat. The previous owner did inform me of the head not working and in need of a major rebuild. I posted another thread "Bayliner Toilet Indentification" about this toilet and have since discovered that its a Jabsco 29090-0000.
Not a job for the week stomach people.....
While removing the toilet, I have also removed all the head's wall panels including the forward wall. The head has a fiberglass liner that encloses the room from the sink counter down. But above that fiberglass liner there are plywood walls with some type of heavy wall covering applied to them. This covering is pealing off and looks like crap ! The plywood panels themselves are in need of replacement to. I have no problem building new panels and coating them with some resin but I am wondering what type of covering I should use to cover these panels ?
Remember that this room also functions as a shower which I would rather not use in the future ! Too much mess to clean up and dry down.
Has anyone ever tried using the thin formica type covering that's used when making kitchen counters ?
Im thinking that this would be perfect for a wet environment and would be much easier to clean. Plus it wouldn't start to peel off and wrinkle.
Any thoughts on wall covering's in the Head ?
I will try to post some pic's of my progress sometime soon.