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, August 18, 2011

Picking up steam - chainplates refinished

The final course of the Outward Bound OBX season ends this weekend.  By this time next week I will be able to devote my energies towards boat repairs full time. With today's progress on the chainplates it feels like many of the repair projects are moving along and beginning to pick up some steam.  Below is a pictorial progression of refinishing the chainplates...

Above is the worst of the damage discovered.  We made repairs to the deck fittings and stopped the leaks a couple years ago, but we never removed and refinished the forward chainplates.  Despite the rust in the initial image.  The chainplates have plenty of metal remaining.  Rather than replacing the plates we had them sandblasted to remove all the rust.

The above image is post sand blasting with primer.

And here they are as of 19:00 this evening after 3 coats of paint.

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