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.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

install one metal pole and remove another

Today we reached a milestone in our summer 2011 projects list.  Prior to today we have simply removed pieces & parts from C'est la Vie in our attempt to complete projects.  Well today I re-installed the repaired bobstay.  

Check one repair off the list! 

For better or worse moments after installing the bobstay we removed an even larger and more complex metal pole from the boat.  This is only the second time in 6 years of owning C'est la Vie that we have stepped the mast.

We plan to add a roller furling genoa and a removable inner stay for our storm and working jibs.  Doing this will require that we modify some of the hardware at the top of the mast.  Also we believe that painting the decks will be easier without having to work around the mast and stays.



  1. Did you find the die from the Backgammon board after you stepped the mast?

  2. No dice! Just a single dead and dehydrated bat.