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, September 3, 2012

Paddle board bag - some assembly required

When we transport the paddle board on C'est la Vie it will need to have the fin removed to avoid catching legs or lines thus I added a interior pocket opposite the fin slot in which to store fin(s).
The fin pocket seals with velcro across  the top flap.

Time to assemble the three flat components into a three dimensional bag. Being careful to layout the pieces inside out,  I used basting tape to adhere the initial section of the side panel to the top.
Once the initial section was secured with a couple feet of stitching, I lined up the pieces on the fly as they fed into the machine.

To hide the seams and provide a clean finish the bag was assembled inside out. Once the pieces were joined I flipped the bag right side out via the zipper opening and rushed home for a test fit.

If anything the bag to too big - better than too small. 

I plan to use the bag for a few days before deciding whether or not to disassemble on panel and trim down the dimensions of the bag. 

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