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  1. #1

    Flybridge deck/Back deck roof

    Most of the 53MY's I've seen have the "popcorn" ceiling with no visible structural elements. The photo below was off YW and I copied it for inspiration. It has a structural grid on the ceiling, which is smooth and painted. Is this original Hatteras in certain years? I am assuming it is on top of the laminate and decorative, not structural. Comments? Thanks.
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    1978 53' Motor Yacht "LADY KAY V"
    Hull number 524
    Chesapeake Bay
    https://ladykay.blog/lady-kay-v/

  2. #2

    Re: Flybridge deck/Back deck roof

    WOW ! A great upgrade from the popcorn. Looks finished .

  3. #3

    Re: Flybridge deck/Back deck roof

    Mine has the grid and no popcorn ... debating whether to paint or to add some panels to get a flush look. Either thin starboard or maybe even white Formica. Panels would also allow to add some recessed LEDs
    Pascal
    Miami, FL
    1970 53 MY #325 Cummins 6CTAs
    2014 26' gaff rigged sloop
    2007 Sandbarhopper 13
    12' Westphal Cat boat

  4. #4

    Re: Flybridge deck/Back deck roof

    The popcorn was added to later years. I wish they would have never switched from the smooth.
    SEVEN
    1979 53' MY Hull #563
    Antioch, California

  5. #5

    Re: Flybridge deck/Back deck roof

    Quote Originally Posted by Pascal View Post
    Mine has the grid and no popcorn ...
    Now is it still a laminate with the grid for pretty? Or is it a single layer of fiberglass with the grid (structural) exposed?
    1978 53' Motor Yacht "LADY KAY V"
    Hull number 524
    Chesapeake Bay
    https://ladykay.blog/lady-kay-v/

  6. #6

    Re: Flybridge deck/Back deck roof

    Quote Originally Posted by oscarvan View Post
    Now is it still a laminate with the grid for pretty? Or is it a single layer of fiberglass with the grid (structural) exposed?
    It s the standard Hatteras balsa core laminate. I have to guess the grid is to improve rigidity and I see no aesthetic benefits to it.
    Pascal
    Miami, FL
    1970 53 MY #325 Cummins 6CTAs
    2014 26' gaff rigged sloop
    2007 Sandbarhopper 13
    12' Westphal Cat boat

  7. #7

    Re: Flybridge deck/Back deck roof

    Smooth with grid on my 1973 43DC.
    Robert
    MANCHIONEAL
    1973 43DC #365
    Mattox Creek, VA

  8. #8

    Re: Flybridge deck/Back deck roof

    Smooth with grid in my 1979 43DC.
    Last edited by 43DoubleCabin; 05-03-2021 at 09:19 PM.

  9. #9

    Re: Flybridge deck/Back deck roof

    Smooth with grid, 72 43DC!
    Brett Portzer
    1972 Hatteras 43DC #331

    SUPERNOVA
    Waterford, NY
    2019-

    CAROL-SUE
    Baltimore, MD
    1977-2019

    C.VALPRISAN IV
    Boston, MA
    1972-1977

  10. #10

    Re: Flybridge deck/Back deck roof

    Smooth with grid on my 1980 43 DCFB.
    Last edited by Jims43DC; 05-04-2021 at 08:25 AM.
    Admiral-- Marilyn
    Captain--James
    1980 43 DC Hull#526
    Twin DD 671 TI

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