Headliner is subject to puncture wounds when tall items (such as fishing rods) are carried around. These can usually be repaired to an acceptable level if there are only a few areas. Multiple repairs, however, will begin to stand out like a sore thumb.
Over time headliner gets brittle as it deteriorates. It also becomes discolored as any other fabric will with age. When it gets too brittle to repair or too sad looking to clean, it is time to consider replacement.
The material itself is pretty standard and can be procured at marine chandleries, on the internet or even a good automotive shop. Although there are many types of materials available most people prefer to redo with the original appearance to keep the Grand Banks look.
After removal of the old headliner, it is a good time to check all the wiring. We also have installed new lights at this point. While the wiring is exposed it is easy to change the placement of your lights, put in higher output lights and install speakers overhead if you desire.
The standard Grand Banks headliner has consistent stitched seams that go athwartships and are evenly spaced through the cabin. To duplicate this, we have a local canvas maker do the stitching for us. We also start stapling one beam away from the front of the boat, work fore and aft from this point. A little sagging may be apparent until you put the teak trim and valences back up.
Nothing spruces up a tired interior like new, bright headliner.
3831 Trappe Landing Road
Trappe, MD 21673