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.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Before the rains began to fall

With rain forecast to begin falling by late afternoon, we worked to tick off as many outside projects as possible.   We started the day by re-installing the dodger and bimini.  These will better allow us to continue working on interior projects during the rainy days.  Both the dodger and bimini were removed in early summer to limit UV damage  and reduce our windage during hurricane season.  While the dodger was off the boat, Tony at Beaufort Canvas replaced the leather wrap along the top, aft edge.  This part of the dodger frequently serves as a hand hold while in the cockpit.  Over the course of 4 years we had worn through the original leather wrap.

Once the bimini and dodger were re-installed, I went back to work sanding and fairing the mast step.  Anne focused on pulling the new coax wiring for the AM/FM antenna and for the new anchor light, both mounted on the stern wind generator post, to C'est la Vie's electrical panel.

I completed fairing the mast step just as the rain drops began to patter on the deck.

By this time Anne had completed running the wires and moved on to assembling the wind generator blades.

Rain is forecast to continue for the next 36 to 48 hours.  Looks like tomorrow's efforts will be limited to interior projects.

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