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.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Made the shade...

Anne and I reverted back to more traditional blue and pink roles for today's projects.
I put the finishing touches on the bimini by marking out the final shape...
Notice my fancy, high tech yogurt lid radius scribe...maybe I should market these?  I planned to use a jig saw to cut the material, but Anne had a better idea. She suggested using the cordless Dremel, that we purchased for her jewelery projects.  The Dremel with a cut off wheel worked amazingly well and did not require removing the top.
Anne wins the award for best tool suggestion.  Below is an image of the final product...SHADE!
More images of the final product and the construction of the bimini can be viewed via the links to the right of the page (if you received this post and a direct email then you will need to visit our web page to see the links.)

While I was marking, cutting, and sanding (some fine "blue" projects.) Anne removed all the cover's from C'est la Vie's cushions and hand washed them (a stunning example of a "pink" project.)  From her disgust of the brown tint of the wash water it was also an overdue project.
Above is an image of the vee-berth foam topper and some cushion covers on the drying line.  The brooding thunderstorm forced us evacuate the drying line moments later.

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