the s/v Bisous

my 1965 Cheoy Lee Offshore 27 sloop

the dragons against final paint

I applied a second coat of white paint to the edge beading in the morning and left it to dry. I’ve been working on attaching the two end trim pieces to the bottom of the carving area. These are pieces I haven’t had contact with in a long time. On the port side the piece … read more

adding the white paint for perspective

I again put up the dragons to see how it all looked after the second coat of red paint had dried on the backing board. Not bad at all. In order to get a fuller idea of the results, I applied a first coat of white headliner paint to a small section along the edge of the backing … read more

the headliner will be satin white instead

I anxiously placed the dragons against the newly-painted red surface and was surprised at how elegant it looks. I’m hooked and feel my prolonged reassessment of this was well worth the time taken. I do think I need to bring the red paint up over the edge filler beading. I applied a second coat of red paint on the … read more

a change in background color for the dragons

I finished removing the white paint in that small overhead section, and I filled in some more gaps at the overhead seams with an epoxy filler bead.   I filler more gaps at the companionway hatch with the remaining excess. Things are going slowly largely because of changes of heart as to the approach. I … read more

a choice of paint for the headliner

I went to Sexton’s to buy paint for the headliner and the dragon base and received some advice along the way. I had wanted feedback on my decision to use the Tite Bond glue to adhere the dragon to the overhead section it fits into, especially given that I’ll be painting that area first. I … read more

the resulting filler at the forward edge

I’ve removed the tape for the filler bead I applied and it looks like this will work fine.   

a filler bead for the headliner gap

I’ve laid in an epoxy filler bead around the edges of the headliner where it meets the dragon carving facing. The goal is to eliminate the void at that point. I’ve used West System 403 filler for this.       I’ve also been doing some repair work on the dragon carving where there are splits in … read more

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