Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

May NOT cross tonight !!!

07 February 2013 | Outside NO Name Harbor
Dean - warm and sunny - BUSY !!!
Thusday, Feb 7, 2013

WELL.. this has been a whirlwind day...
After breakfast we took the dinghy into shore... seeing Lynn and Larry Morrow (s/v Twomorrows), on the way, to do final errands.
We split forces for a while with me going to Advanced Auto Parts, then WM for some parts, refrigerant, 40 wgt oil, etc.

With all that being done, and lunch at the Cheesecake Factory (Susan, Jefferson, and me), we dropped the mooring lines and headed toward No Name Harbor, to be nearer the Biscayne Channel, and the route OUT to the Gulf Stream.

WELL... that was the plan.... Susan and I put the dinghy up on the foredeck, after having dinner with Lisa, Jefferson, and Benny (s/v Rhiannon) ; cleaned up the deck (storing lines, and uncovering sails... everything ready to go... at 0400 hours.

then things started to unravel... Benny called from the s/v Rhiannon...
Their Generator just overheated and shut down on "high temp"... OH OH !!!!!

After talking with Benny he took the case off of his Kohler Gen. and discovered the reason for the overheating... The raw water pump pulley (sheave) came apart into two pieces.
The sheave was, ostensibly, spot welded together... and all the spot welds let go... allowing the belt to loosen... and the motor to overheat. OUCH!!!!
SO... with NO spare... the s/v Rhiannon is NOT going to the Bahamas in the morning...

So...... What is AB going to do ?????? We were, literally, seconds away from logging onto Verizon, and suspending service on the MIFI hotspot.... I think we decided to just "turn OFF our iPhones" during out of the country times...

But the main result of the Rhiannon Generator Failure... is that we'll probably miss this 36 hour weather window...
To: Carla and Rick, and Dave and Renee.... We may still be here when you get ready to go either South, or across.... :)

BUT... until we actually Cross the stream.... all the phone, and emails still work....
TIMING is now up in the air... (no pun intended...)
Maybe we'll sail a bit in Biscayne bay... sail down to Pumpkin and back... who knows ???
more later...
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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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
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2017 Trip to the Abacos Islands - BAHAMAS
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Wonderful time at St. Marys GA -
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Created 16 April 2016
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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
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Created 18 September 2015
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Created 19 April 2015
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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