Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Barrier coat done - Cutless Bearing installed

06 January 2013 | Titusville - tree house
dean - sunny - Titusville BUBBLE
After nine hours of labor, the last of the barrier coat is on the boat... and the cutless bearing has been installed in the shaft log; with two set screws (this time documented as to their position on the cutless bearing centerline).

I also cleaned up the inside shaft coupling, and fitted it to the new prop shaft. So now that part of the new prop/shaft/bearing is ready. This could be "rainy day projects".... (installing the prop; shaft; etc.), and then installing new packing for the shaft.
The Titusville "bubble" (where the incoming weather splits and goes to the north and south) worked again today. yeah!!! The rain forecast for this afternoon, held off until the mid-evening (primetime); (allowing me to complete the barrier coats).
It is however supposed to rain tomorrow morning... SO... tomorrow might be "prop day".

Slowly but surely the cockpit is emptying out....To accomplish these projects I moved the tubs containing paints, epoxy, resins, and supporting supplies to the cockpit for easy access. But having all this stuff in the cockpit does cut down on the social aspect of living in the 'tree house'.

We did contract with Jeff Murray (local canvas guy) to sew, and put foam in a new starboard cockpit cushion. The old one was suffering from dry rot. This one will be more comforable also.

Project list seems to be growing...even though I'm checking off the "biggies"...
HUMMMMm "how does that happen, captain Ron???"
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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 14 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 #001.
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