My original thought was to just make the whole ceiling the same texture, eliminating the battens all together. Not a big fan of the appearance of them. I'm trying to bring the interior up to a more modern high endish look, recessed lights, faux finished walls and such. I wasn't sure about movement between the boards and it looks as though my concerns were valid, so I'll still do the light texture, but will install new batten strips.
1999 Spinnaker 36RLE...