Internal Wall finishing

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  1. fallguy
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    I am trying to determine how best to finish internal walls. My hulls are multchine and 12mm core with triax on both sides and lots of tape seams. Small cabin, basically about 13' long by about 4' wide, lotsa surfaces.

    Not a big fan of trying to finish it all fla with fairing compounds, seems like endless cycles of filling, sanding, vacuuming, etc. Not sure it'll ever look all that great either to be honest

    I found a few alternatives.

    1. Furring strips on the walls with powergrip and vinyl wrapped formica with Velcro. Removable, but with all my chines, would need lots of trim at the seams.

    2. Sew a vinyl covering that snaps into all the chines, this doesn't look all that great to me.

    3. Beadboard or paneling on furring strips glued on with powergrip. I am good working with wood, but it would be kind of heavy wall to wall. Be kinda hard to rewire or remove unless I use screws.
     
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    Would 1.5mm okume be stiff enough screwed onto furring strips with a finish washer?

    Did some reading and it is too thin. Probably have to go 3-4mm minimum..
     
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    Anyone use komatex?
     
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    11 surfaces port to star discounting bunk

    same for one room further aft more or less
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    I've used vinyl bathroom grade wall paper with good results.
     

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    Thanks.

    I think I need to be able to get some wiring through as well. I apologize for being clear as mud.

    Right now I am leaning towards wood on the bottom and Komacell on top. All furred out with battens ripped from the hull jig. The Komacell sample is on the way.
     
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