Source for houseboat ceiling panels?

by Jim
(Lansing, IA. USA)

Houseboat roof leaks, doing ceiling panel repairs

Houseboat roof leaks, doing ceiling panel repairs

Many houseboats were built with ceiling panels that measure 4' X 12' with a nailing slot every 16 inches. They were used by many manufacturers from the 1970's through the 1990's and are similar in composition to ceiling tiles used in many homes.


Does anyone have a source to buy these ceiling panels?

I have searched the internet and have yet to find a seller. My boat had a roof leak and I would like to replace the ceiling with period correct materials.

I have included a picture of the ceiling when we took it apart to fix the leaks.

Thanks, Jim

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Reply - Answer


Jim, thanks for taking the time to post in the houseboat forums.

You are right, as these panels were VERY popular in older boats, and I am sure you are not the only person that wishes there was a source to find replacement panels.

I am personally not aware of where to go to buy replacements, but with thousands of people on the site everyday, hopefully someone will know where we can find them... :)

And if we CANNOT find an exact replacement, maybe folks here can mention their results using "suitable panels" to repair ceiling panels that were damaged to roof leaks.


Lastly, hopefully some of our readers and visitors will share and post comments about their houseboat CEILING PANEL related experiences and tips.

Feel free to use the "click here to post comments" link found near the bottom of this page.

Thanks again for sharing, IAN from All About Houseboats

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