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.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


We made progress on many projects today...

We now have all the pieces and parts to complete the bimini project ourselves.  Anne and I spent a couple hours this afternoon fitting the frame for the bimini. This involved a great deal of head scratching and multiple cuts of the tubing.  We want the frame to cover as much area as  possible without interfering with the main sheet.  We still have some fine tuning and two additional bars to add, but here is an image of the frame...
The bimini is the project we argeed to complete prior to departing for our summer travels.  If all goes smoothly we will have the frame and hard cover completed by Tuesday.

 We also completed and installed the new "floor" for the starboard cockpit locker...
And last, but not least we started work on port & starboard lash boards.  These sections of oak will be attached to the stanchions and used to tie down fuel containers that we carry on deck when traveling.
The holes in each end will accept a u-bolt to attach the boards to the stanchions.  The slots along the length of the board will accept 1" webbing straps we use to lash down the 5 gallon containers.

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