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.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MV Sunshine - road trip

Anne and I are on the road visiting family.  During our trip, Anne drove north to visit her family in Cleveland while I assisted Bud with hull repairs on MV Sunshine. 

Bud is nearing the conclusion of a 6+ month project to remedy a bad case of omsmotic blistering below the waterline.  All the brown spots in the image above were blisters that were ground out, filled with new resin, and faired in.   During my time at the boat we planned to apply barrier coat to the hull.

We did make some progress, but as expected boat repairs never go according to plan.  On day one we made good progress on the barrier coat, but then weather forced us to turn our attention to other projects. By our final day at the boat we returned our efforts to filling & fairing the hull.  Hopefully with a few more days of work Sunshine will be ready for a new coat of bottom paint.

1 comment:

  1. you two will be so good at bottom work by the time Sunshine gets wet again.