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deweede
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Monkey Fur Removal/Replacement

Post by deweede » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:54 pm

I am trying to bring a 23' lancer back to life. I'm not aiming for a perfect restoration, but rather to make a great boat great to use again.

I've spoken to a canvas man about replacing the cuddy "monkey fur" with a headliner of some sort, but he said it's too difficult and not worth it.

I really find the rabbit fur a creepy reminder of the 70s -- any ideas for an alternative/replacement covering?

Thank you for your suggestions!
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Post by Matt Smith » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:11 pm

Do you have an image of that fur? KEEP IT 70's Thats is energy of coolness, otherwise its just another plastic boat.. Ya need an 8 track as well. And a can of Schlitz... Chops, you need chops, niiice side burns.. and shorts that are one size to small. Go all the way..
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Post by Paul P » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:46 am

I know I've been living under a rock here in Tennessee, and I don't get out much, don't even know what fork to use when I do get out......but guys.........I personally do not intend to have a boat with anything called "monkey fur" on it, lol.

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Paul
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Post by Matt Smith » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:52 am

If you wear those to tight shorts, everyone will know you have what it takes to man up with a boat called Monkey Fur!
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Post by Paul P » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:22 pm

Friends don't let friends buy monkey fur (or Sea Rays).
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1957 17' CC Sportsman, 95-hp
1966 20' CC fiberglass Sea Skiff, 210-hp+
1973 23' CC Lancer inboard project, 427/375-hp.
1966 38' CC Commander Express, 427/300-hp(2)

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replace fur

Post by boatmanscm » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:22 pm

Just stoped,
but you can get hull liner fabric to replace the monkey hair. Its used on bigger boats as inside wall covering. comes thick or short .
Very easy to glue and forms well with a sharp blade.
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Re: Monkey Fur Removal/Replacement

Post by suesailor » Sun May 12, 2013 8:04 am

As part of the process of epoxying our crazed deck, we decided the 40 year old monkey fur had to go. We purchased an off-white ivory carpet-like hull liner from Sailrite. It has a little stretch to it so goes around the curves of the overhead where the glove box is. We put it on with 3m 77 spray adhesive, altho I think the 3M General Trim Adhesive would have been better as it lets you lift the fabric and move it a few times while you are getting little wrinkles out, etc. Sailrite was very helpful with advice. We purchased 6 yds and that was just enough with a few scraps left over. The price is $19.95/yd. We even covered the inside of the sliding hatch!
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