SV Bisous

my 1965 Cheoy Lee Offshore 27 sloop

another go at a rail cleat

I bought a rail cleat recently and really want it to work. It won’t go on very easily, so I’m trying grease to help, and pounding it with a rubber mallet. I think this cleat is really perfect. I will carefully work at pushing it forward enough to add the end stop.

moved back to the dock finger

I’ve moved Bisous back to the upriver dock finger from her location on the long dock, where I’d moved her last November. There’s an ever-increasing volume of float home construction toward the end of this dock. A lot of construction material is wheeled or carried past and it’s been feeling very risky lately to be next … read more

seams done, fairing continues

I’ve finished filling all the edge seams with thickened epoxy. I’ve done this not only in the main saloon, but also in the head compartment and the forward doghouse hatch area.

fairing the edge seams

Over the course of the past month I’ve been working almost entirely on the overhead project in the main saloon. I moved away from the overhead fairing having decided that I needed to fill all the edge seams before continuing with the fairing. I can only do small sections at a time, washing, taping, filling, and allowing overnight … read more

the new cam cleat base suffers

Having had an exceptionally wet winter and having not paid close attention, I’ve just found that the starboard cam cleat base I’d installed last year was suffering from excess moisture. I’ll have to refinish these but in the meantime I’ve sanded the damage off.

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