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, August 1, 2010

Boat Projects on two vessels

What I feared may be a arduous task proved  go smoothly.  We had the tiller/rudder junction dissected into component parts in under 30 minutes.   Does anyone out there know what to call the piece in Bud’s hand?  The issue plaguing us is that the holes in the “ears” at the aft end (right) if the piece have worn and are now larger that the bolt that passes through the holes.  This creates some play in the tiller and makes an alarming popping sound when we steer in large seas of strong winds.  Tomorrow we plan to take the assembly to a local shop for repairs.

Now on to MV-Sunshine to get her ready to launch.  Sunshine’s projects include painting the running gear; some plumbing projects on the engine exhaust; and general prelaunch checks.

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