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 6, 2010

Pink and Blue - Painting and Sewing

Recently,Anne and I read and discussed a number of posts on the Women and Cruising blog about how responsibilities among partners for the tasks aboard a boat are delegated.  Who assumes the traditional male or "blue" tasks and who assumes the traditional female or "pink" tasks.  The blog posts have provided a launching pad for conversations about how our responsibilities aboard C'est la Vie and ashore are divided.  Admittedly through our 10+ year relationship we have grown into accepting fairly traditional pink & blue responsibilities in our life ashore and cruising.  I'm not going to pass judgement or make any moral statements about our's or any other crew's system of delegating responsibilities.  I chose to begin this blog entry with these observations because on today's projects Anne and I reversed the the pink and blue roles.

I spent the day at the sewing machine.
In the image above I am working on a cover for the rail mounted grill that can be seen behind me to the left. In addition to making the grill cover, I finally completed the aft end of the mainsail boot (a project I started last fall.)  I used a green sunbrella to make identifying the end of the cover more easy and to add a bit of color to C'est la Vie's topsides.

Anne applied the second coat of primer and first top coat to the cockpit lockers...
and the port side salon locker/bench...
What a difference a couple coats of paint can make!  See June 4th & 5th post for some before images of this area.


  1. ncobgroupie - welcome to C'est la Vie blog. Thanks for your comment. Dare I ask who this is (I know quite a few NCOB groupies)? Or will such revelations ruin the mystique?

  2. Your boat looks great! I am about to purchase a 34' Morgan and have a few questions if you're up for it!


  3. thanks Korey. I'm eager to help out with your questions. You can send me an email or post them here on the blog. Hope the purchase goes smoothly.