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, May 31, 2011

What happens when you leave the hook down for 30 days in Taylors Creek?

Barnacles happen. 

Anne and I knew it would take awhile to clean the the two, 80' sections of rode that hold C'est la Vie to the two anchors dutifully clinging to the bottom of Taylor's Creek.  We underestimated the task at hand.

Step one - Jeff jumps overboard with a scrub brush and scrubs off the furry and slimy stuff while Anne uses the windlass to haul up the rode.

Step two - Jeff uses a flat bladed screw driver to pick the barnacles off each link one by one as the rode is feed back into the water.

Step three  - Repeat steps one and two on second rode.

Well after 5 hours of scrubbing, hauling, scrapping, releasing,  and re-hauling rodes we finally get underway to Bock Marine.

We had planned to haul out in the afternoon. Our 16:15 arrival is too late in the day to start a haulout so we tie up to the dock and will return in the morning.

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