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.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Projects

My time for projects while on the hard was reduced due to torrential rains in the Wilmington area.  The Raleigh News And Observer stated,  "Wilmington got more than 21 inches, topping the 19 inches that fell during Hurricane Floyd in 1999. That's the highest rainfall total seen in the city during the 140 years that records have been kept, according to the National Weather Service"   The rains finally began to taper off on the first of October.  Bud and I focused most of our attention on installing the new depth transducer and display.  By the afternoon of the 2nd the new system was installed.

I added photos chronicling the transducer installation to the Photo Albums Projects & Repairs links on the right.  Somehow I neglected to capture some images of the display installation, but I'll remedy that when we return to C'est la Vie later this fall.

In addition to the transducer/display installation Bud & I also knocked out a few more items on the C'est la Vie project list... trouble shoot & repair short in wind generator wiring, reseal chainplate and autopilot through hulls, reseal large salon windows, and apply anti fouling paint to prop.

We plan to return to C'est la Vie later this fall and complete our return trip to Everglades City.  For now there is work to be done. It is unlikely that we will post here until we restart our voyage.  If anyone would like to follow along with our next adventure, fall work with Outward Bound in the Everglades, then here is a link to The Sunset Island Times

Fair winds and pleasant anchorages,