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 30, 2010


On both the generator box and the boom gallows bases, I continue to fair out (or should I say in?) the projects.  This means I am using thickened epoxy to smooth out rough edges and make things look aesthetically pleasing.

Well on the generator box is a bit more than just aesthetics.  I did smooth out the upper edge of the box.  Since the box must be air tight, the quality of this edge is very important as it will press against the gasket material to form the air tight seal.  I used epoxy thickened with 407 filler to create the edge.  Once the epoxy had begun the kick I used denatured alcohol, my fingers, and a razor knife to sculpt the edge.  A bit of sanding a few hours later and val la...

Meanwhile after a similar process on the gallows bases...

The next step on both of these projects will be to use 3M filler for the final fairing.

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