C'est la Vie is a 1966 Charlie Morgan 34.

Her home port is Everglades City, FL. Our typical cruising area is Southwest Florida, the Florida Keys, the Southeastern Atlantic Seaboard, and the Bahamas. We are C'est la Vie's third owners and purchased her in 2005. We continue to maintain and update this classic vessel. Please post any questions or comments about C'est la Vie or our travels via the comment links below.

Friday, April 23, 2010

allow me to introduce the honda generator and accompaning project

We purchased a small honda generator for C'est la Vie. The trouble now and the next project is were to store the generator that has gasoline in the tank. Three options exist...
1) Store on deck - there is a lack of space and this puts the generator in the elements  - no
2) Create a vented locker similar to the propane locker - complex and lack a good place - no
3) create an airtight box in which to store the generator below decks when not in use - yes!

Fortunately the generator packaging provided us a template for the fiberglass storage box.

The box on the left will be used for the template.  It lacked a base so I made one from scrap plywood.  The plywood base and interior braces were attached to the plywood via staples.  These structures serve to make the box more rigid.  This will be helpful in later stages.

Using the box as a template I began to cut out core material.  I will laminate fiberglass mat to this material to create the box.

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