Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

FREE FREE at last from VERO

28 January 2013 | Fort Pierce FL
Dean - Rain in AM - Sunny in PM
We're free... free at last... from VERO (aka Velcro) Beach... It's really is such an easy place to just "stay".
Free Bus service, cruising friends everywhere (that are fun, and helpful)... groceries close by, Happy hour places even closer... :) etc.

Anyway... we're OFF, and running South again... Albeit we didn't run very far, or fast today... just 10+ nm to Fort Pierce. The photo attached (for those of you that can get photos) is of sunset from the s/v "last Boat".

Susan and I went over there for dinner tonight ... YUMMMM shrimp and pasta... with rum and cokes...

After the plates were cleared... i got out the guitar... and played a bit... Still feeling my way, with the tender fingers...after not playing at all while we were doing the bottom work at Titusville.
We had everyone singing for a couple of the songs...
Nelson played a couple of chords, and song-starts, too... He has a guitar, but didn't bring it on this trip... :( bummer.

Tomorrow we'll take off for Lake Worth, about 0745 hours.. or so... I think it's only about 45 nm...

Then we'll take a REAL good look at the weather for an outside hop.... I think it doesn't really look favorable until late Wed. or Thursday.... we'll see.

This afternoon, after we anchored here in Ft. Pierce I emptied the engine room; tipped the workbench up at 45 degrees, and went to work on the watermaker to re-commission it after pickling, and not using it for 2 months...(titusville). It took a little coaxing, but after about 1/2 hour it was making great Water... so I continued to make water for about 2 hours...

Then came something I hadn't counted on... a clog in the fuel line (diesel) that connects the bow tank with the transfer pump (to the mid-ship tank). So that took a while to sort out... but now that pump will transfer fuel at the rated .25 GPM at 7 PSI. yeah!

The sun was out most of the afternoon, and it was gorgeous... So I straightened up the deck; storing lines, fenders, etc. STuff that was useful when moored with another vessel, but not useful from here on South.

Anyway... nice day... we'll have to get our sea legs back... after being on land for so long, then sitting at a sheltered mooring for 13 nights... It's nice to be rocking slightly to the waves, and wind.
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.
Autumn Borne's Photos - Main
Autumn Borne has new home in 2020 - summer...
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Created 25 August 2020
Vero Beach 2020 - Limit to this seasons southerly travels... Activities and Projects.
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Created 24 February 2020
Summer Projects on Autumn Borne
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Created 21 August 2019
preparation projects on the AB...for trip south
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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.
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Created 6 August 2017
2017 Trip to the Abacos Islands - BAHAMAS
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Created 15 February 2017
Wonderful time at St. Marys GA -
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Created 1 December 2016
Bill and Janet took us to Wilmington NC ( aka "the big city") by car on FRiday... GREAT TRIP
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Created 16 April 2016
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Created 19 February 2016
our times at VERO Beach
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Created 9 February 2016
FALL 2015 - Trip South along EAST Coast of USA
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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 !!!
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Created 18 September 2015
After Key West - winter of 2015 spent in Boot Key Harbor, and Marathon FL. Lot's of friends here...
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Created 19 April 2015
Vacation from Cruising... Becoming a tourist again.... and a wonderful visit from our kids.
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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...
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Created 18 December 2014
Cumberland Island GA - great place to visit... like walking on an alien planet
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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.
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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.
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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).
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Created 25 December 2012
Painting the trim at Ruth's house, led to some interesting happenings... Like my first ambulance ride (head wound).
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Created 28 September 2012
photos from our past, and hopefully from our sixth year 'out'.
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Created 16 September 2012