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, August 3, 2010

More help from Carlie

We are still in Wilmington working on both C’est la Vie & Sunshine Projects.  As you can see from the image included Carlie continues to prove she is more of man’s best friend the man’s best helper.  This was her station as bud worked on the final touches of bottom paint while I painted the running gear.  Hopefully, after over 9 months on the hard for blister repairs, Sunshine will be floating 24 hours from now.  

Back on C’est la Vie we have installed the repaired tiller head; replaced the lower sections of plumbing on our lower bilge pump; and cleaned all the bilge pump strainers.   As Anne mentioned in an earlier post, our lower bilge pump failed during a recent offshore storm due to all the goopy debris sucked out of the bilge.   I suspect the aggressive pitching of C’est la Vie combined with a healthy flow of water into the bilge served to flush a myriad of crud out from the vessel’s nether regions.  Fortunately we have a scrum box in the bilge and a pre pump strainer in-line, these filters did their job by protected the pump and preventing us from discharging some nasty stuff into the ocean.  

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