Valance update in cabin

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  1. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I have this pushed silk type valance around the cabin and master that I think really dates the boat and could be an easy fix over the winter. Has anyone tackled this project?..... I don't have a great pic ... Just above the TV... Right and left

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  2. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    You think that looks dated? Man...you should come hang out on my 97 for a weekend. :):)

    In all seriousness it looks like a pretty straight forward winter project. Head on over to sailrite and get your materials and machine! If it were me I'd just cover it rather than remove/replace.
     
  3. stephens013

    stephens013 Active Member

    330
    Oct 8, 2009
    Ft Walton Beach, Fl
    2001 510 Sundancer
    1997 400DA Sundancer
    1994 Chalarral 310 Signature
    3196 Cat; 660 PHP
    3116 Cat; 340 PHP
    Betting that valance thing comes off pretty easy. I changed put the galley cbnets on my 400DA. No to bad Once you figure out the way SeaRay screwed things together. Just keep picking at it.
     
  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    I've done things similar - not those exact pieces in your model, but similar pieces in other boats, including my own. As mentioned, it's usually a pretty easy removal. Usually it's either brackets behind the piece and/or possibly screws in between some of the pleats. There would either be an overlap of material that you can separate, or sometimes a small slit where the screw head is. Typically, you can feel if there are any screws along the face by poking around and moving the material and/or just feeling for the screw heads.

    Now, what you replace it with is obviously a personal preference. My opinion? A black vinyl - maybe a satin-type sheen. Simple, unobtrusive and will never go out of style. Add a little foam if you want to give it a softer appearance.
     
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  5. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
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    IMG_4230.JPG Wood screws concealed in fabric seams likely hold it up. Very easy to reupholstere once you locate the screws.
     
  6. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I had the factory-standard "90's Dog Vomit" pattern. Seriously, it was ugly in 1997!

    I could NOT figure out how to remove the upper stateroom valance panels. I knew to look for screw heads hidden in the folds, but the fwd ends seemed to have screws coming from the other side of the fwd bulkhead.

    A friend of mine found a way to cover it instead. Huge improvement.
     
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  7. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Blue, I agree - that has a 90's look to it, even in your '04 boat. I look forward to seeing the "after".
     
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  8. Mac-Daddy-Minnesota

    Mac-Daddy-Minnesota Member

    72
    Aug 12, 2018
    Cottage Grove MN
    Sea Ray Sundancer 310
    twin 5.7 with alpha 1
    The Mrs. didn’t like the curtains in our 1990 310, she pulled them down. Now I’ll need to get creative to repair some of the hangers. Guess I may need to buy some tools to do the job. Always need new tools!!!!!
     
  9. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    We replaced our curtains with blinds... I really like the change made a big improvement to the look.
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  10. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    yeah, not a big fan of it either. Figured it was the best they could come up to conceal the seam. I've thought of adding a strip of cherry to match the rest of the cabin similar to some 48's I've seen but seem like a huge undertaking. Interesting to see what can be done.
     
  11. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
  12. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I got them at Blind saver but look around for the cheapest price. The color from Levolor was the only color that matched...out of all the blind manufacturers and of course it was a premium blind and stain... Little over $500 for both... not pretty.
    Ours are not secured at the bottom...You can Velcro them down but in our case they aren't going anywhere, plus you could pull them up as well.

    Levolor Premium 1" Real Wood Blinds
    Color: Cherry 110MS001
     
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  13. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Thanks! I just ordered a sample from them and I’m going to run it by the Admiral to see what she thinks.
     
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  14. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '07 V358
    T- VP 5.7GXi
    I've got similar blinds that came factory installed on my Four Winns. No longer available from them (they also switched to shades the next model year). They really give the boat an elegant look.
     
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