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 26, 2010

progress on both the top and bottom of the generator box.

today's efforts were entirely focused on the generator box.  I started the day by assembling the lid.  In the image below the components of the lid are arranged on the right.
With the pieces assembled but the glue still wet, I placed the lid on the box to ensure that the clamping had not compromised the fit of the lid. 

Success!  The lid fit tightly enough to create some suction when I attempted to remove it.  The addition of a gasket & cam straps should create an airtight seal for the box.

Clamps are a wonderful thing... is impossible to have too many clamps? 

With the lid set aside to dry, I flipped the box and began to focus on the bottom.
Yesterday  I used epoxy to affix the base trim and webbing straps to the bottom of the box.  The wooden trim pieces extend approx 1/8 of an inch above the base of the box.  I cut notches where the webbing passes across the trim.  After prepping the base of the box, sanding and taping, I poured thickened epoxy on the base and used some scrap wood to fair the base level with the edges of the trim.
This made for a much easier job of fairing in the base than the work that went into fairing the sides of the box. 

And so goes another day of boat projects... 

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