Autumn Borne Cruising

04 August 2019
28 July 2019 | sunset bay
18 July 2019 | Elma, NY -- Western New York... great lakes region
15 July 2019 | HON
29 June 2019 | Elma, NY
21 June 2019 | HON
03 June 2019 | Catskill NY
17 May 2019 | Bull Creek - OFF Waccamaw River
16 May 2019 | Wynyah Bay SC (near Georgetown)
15 May 2019 | charleston Harbor (SC)
12 May 2019 | North River (near Doboy sound)
08 May 2019 | Pine Island -- North of St. Aug
06 May 2019 | titusville FL
05 May 2019 | Indian river -
03 May 2019

Back from VACATION

04 August 2019
Dean Perry
Great vacation...
great to be back on AB, too....

vacation week at Sunset Bay - Lake Erie

28 July 2019 | sunset bay
Dean Perry | Wonderful
wow.... our Sunset bay vacation is over.... what a great time we had... We've shortened the cottage time to ONE the family, HERD, and friends coming and going seemed, at times, like a BLURRRR..... but always FUN...
There's no way I can match the picture taking of our daughter, Ruth, and husband Matt.... but I'll be posting some in the near future... here and BLOG...
Now comes the transport of all the STUFF (required for the cottage, and entertaining) back to the AB... including the restocking of food for the AB.... We tried to empty and use all the food from the AB freezer.... (We did not make it... so we'll try to use as much as possible here at the Pomerhn's, while we finish up with local doctors, etc.
We had great "music on the porch" almost every day... Charlie has gotten so good at runs, and riffs on the guitar... We were both learning from each other, all week. GREAT !!
Matt and I traded COOKING duties all week... Matt did a huge chicken BBQ on Thursday.... when a lot of the HERD came back out to the cottage....
Amanda and a few of the grandkids came out for nearly the entire week... (except for Christmas, it's really the only time we can spend any time with them.... (but that brings up an entirely different story line.... but one for later). LIlly and Jason-Dean got along wonderfully; playing together all week.
The older grandkids, like Makayla, and William also came out to the cottage at the end of the week... so we got to visit with them and their girl/ boy friends.... NICE...
All in all...... a great WEEK!!!

visit with BIKER gentlemen - Earl and Greg

18 July 2019 | Elma, NY -- Western New York... great lakes region
Dean Perry | overcast- sunny
After a great lunch with Earl and Greg at Altons restaurant on Transit Road, they're OFF and motoring toward the PA border tonight... they were invited to stay the night in Elma, NY with us (at the Pomerhn's home) but have elected to "beat feet" toward "home"... (north carolina)... (They're on the last few legs of circumnavigating most of the Great Lakes - this years challenge).

July Projects --

15 July 2019 | HON
Dean Perry | Sunny and WARM
It's been a busy beginning of JULY... The weather cooperated for a few days... (i.e. NO Rain) I sanded and refinished ALL of the cap rails on AB...

this morning I replaced the flag halyard on the back stay... and replaced the American Flag...(the old one having taken quite the beating on the way north this year).

Saturday, I replaced all of the plastic cups that cover the scuba tank valves, and keep them safe from being fouled by the fores'l Sheets.

At the end of last week we had "OIL DAY" for both motors (PERKINS, and Northern Lights GEN.).... that part went off without a hitch... but while testing the Generator, I noticed water dripping from where there should be NO water...
(HUMMMM ???) split the RAW water pump; NOW replaced with a nice smooth bronze elbow, and all new hose... (PIC)

Trip to WNY --

29 June 2019 | Elma, NY
Dean Perry
We're nearing the end of our first trip to WNY this summer... We've seen the first of our scheduled doctors ; attended the graduation of one of our grandsons; put "stuff" for saving in the storage shed; straightened out some money issues with banks, and credit unions; had numerous, and wonderful meals and visits with friends, and relatives.

It's been wonderful staying, again, with the Pomerhn's...

It's nice when we can assist them as well....Yesterday, I assisted Bill with an outdoor project of cutting down a 40 year old swing set, using his chainsaw.... (swing set hit by falling tree)...

Looking forward to getting back to AB... to get on with "summer" projects... maintenance, varnishing, etc.

There's also "stuff" that has to be ordered to replace the "spare parts" inventory on AB... AND we have to go through the food stuffs on cull out the items unused in "years"... :(

Lot's TO DO !!!

New Spinnaker Halyard

21 June 2019 | HON
Dean Perry | Rain followed by SUN - First day of SUMMER 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019 -- First day of SUMMER -- YEAH !!!
Today was the first official day of Summer 2019 - and it contained both rain, drizzle, WIND, and sunshine.
The good thing is we had enough projects both inside and outside to fill the day…. This morning was boat registration(s)… and this afternoon was “install 135 feet of Spinnaker Halyard”.
I took a really good look at the spinnaker halyard the other day… and decided to change it out for NEW… SO… I ordered 135 feet of 5/8 Sta-set line from Defender….and it was delivered this morning….
I carefully sewed the two lines (existing, and new) together, in a butt-splice arrangement, … and put a “smoothing wrap” of electrical tape around the joint… to make sure it would easily slide through the block (sheave) at the top of the mast…
IT did… There’s quite a bit of weight to 120 feet of 5/8” dia. Line, I did not want the splice to come apart either inside the mast, or right at the top in the sheave. After looking at the two lines side by side, on the deck… Susan and I figured we “dodged a bullet” here, by changing that line now… instead of after it snapped and we RAN OVER the spinnaker, as it fell into the sea.
Anyway…tomorrow I’ll have to get to the galley lighting… That was supposed to be a rainy day project, but it’ll be a Saturday AM project, instead.
Tomorrow we’ll also be going to a dinner theater on the cruise ship “Marika” with Bill, Laura, Pete, and Bunny. That should be fun… I did one of those years ago in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Vessel Name: Autumn Borne
Vessel Make/Model: CSY-44-Antigua
Hailing Port: Buffalo, New York
Crew: Dean and Susan Perry
About: Full time cruisers for 10 years, now. We cruise about 3500 nautical miles each season, from the top of the Hudson River (NY) to either the FL keys; the Bahamas; or the west side of FL, for the Winters.
Extra: Our CSY-44-Antigua is hull #1.
Autumn Borne's Photos - Main
preparation projects on the AB...for trip south
6 Photos
Created 30 September 2018
Goodwill Date NIGHT at the pool at HOP-O-Nose. Great Fun with good folks. spouses buy outfits for the other party.
5 Photos
Created 6 August 2017
2017 Trip to the Abacos Islands - BAHAMAS
4 Photos
Created 15 February 2017
Wonderful time at St. Marys GA -
8 Photos
Created 1 December 2016
Bill and Janet took us to Wilmington NC ( aka "the big city") by car on FRiday... GREAT TRIP
6 Photos
Created 16 April 2016
We were invited for Pasta Night with Mike and Vickie McKinnon, to the new home of Michele and Steve Papile (s/v John Rae). Wonderful day !!
6 Photos
Created 19 February 2016
our times at VERO Beach
7 Photos
Created 9 February 2016
FALL 2015 - Trip South along EAST Coast of USA
8 Photos
Created 15 November 2015
Wonderful time at a Finger-Lakes wine tasting tour, organized by our daughter, Ruth. The tour was followed by a B-day celebration, and dinner at a local restaurant. Friends, and Relatives gathered from all over NY, and PA. GREAT TIME !!!
7 Photos
Created 18 September 2015
After Key West - winter of 2015 spent in Boot Key Harbor, and Marathon FL. Lot's of friends here...
12 Photos
Created 19 April 2015
Vacation from Cruising... Becoming a tourist again.... and a wonderful visit from our kids.
6 Photos
Created 22 February 2015
AB on the Hard for bottom work, and new paint. Propeller staightened, and cleaned up by professional prop shop.... two dents, and numerous nicks... and scratches...gone now... plus "pitch" checked and trued... Cutless bearing removed, and reset...
9 Photos
Created 18 December 2014
Cumberland Island GA - great place to visit... like walking on an alien planet
6 Photos
Created 1 December 2014
Traveling with Benny and Lisa on the S/V Rhiannon, and then Ilene, and Roger, on the s/v ILENE. Beautiful Beaufort SC until we had to leave before our anchor let GO in a blow and tide... and a wonderful ST. Mary's Thanksgiving.
6 Photos
Created 30 November 2014
dinner for 8, cooked by Ondra, and Nelson on Last Boat... eaten by the crews from Autumn Borne, SEEKER, Last Boat, and Endurance.
4 Photos
Created 12 March 2014
summer 2013 at HON
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Created 6 October 2013
rented car in Titusville, FL. Drove to Glenville, NY in two days. Christmas with Ruth, Matt, and the kids (Billie, and Charlie).
5 Photos
Created 25 December 2012
Painting the trim at Ruth's house, led to some interesting happenings... Like my first ambulance ride (head wound).
4 Photos
Created 28 September 2012
photos from our past, and hopefully from our sixth year 'out'.
4 Photos
Created 16 September 2012