Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Cold FRONT and Thunder BOOMERS -- inside projects today

09 December 2017 | Vero Beach FL
Dean -- Clearing but getting colder
Saturday -- 9 DEC 2017 -- Thunder COMING !!! BRRR showers – Cold front
The weather forecaster was “spot ON” this morning… Rain and Thunder Boomers were forecast for 6 AM… and sure enough… 0610 “BOOM”…. I was already UP and awake, because of the rain that preceded the “BOOM”…. (couldn’t remember if I’d closed up the zippered screen in the aft part of the Bimini -- I had).
Anyway… this morning we were going to walk to the farmers Market, at the beach… But just about the time we would have left the marina… was the heaviest of the rain….
We even took the GPS chartplotter and phones, and put them in the microwave oven (boat’s “faraday cage”… because of the ferocity of the lightning around us…
SO….today will be “inside projects for a while”… this afternoon the rain will clear, but the cold front will be UPON us…. Going down in temps to mid-40’s…at night…. BRRR.
The Cruisers Net this AM….was really messed up… Propagation wise – About the only people we could hear were in North Carolina… Could not hear “net control” at all from the Bahamas… or hardly any relay stations… Weather is really effecting the “bounce of the HF signals”.
One project today, will be complete the Aft Head cabinet door installation with the new hinges… Yesterday I plugged the original screw holes (the ones that WILL NOT be used with the new hinges… SO this AM I’ll put on the new hinges and re-hang the door.
Also in “ramming around” in Non-normal places I’ve seen some mold (mildew really), that needs some attention… (cleaning). SO………….. day is filling up with inside projects.
Yesterday, we went shopping by bus… out the Mall (Target, and Walmart,, etc.)… It’s a “two bus Ride”… you have to take the No. 1 bus to the terminal, then change to the No. 2 bus… and ride it nearly to the end of it’s route. Quite the RIDE!!! But we did manage to get some Christmas shopping done.
SO…. On with the day!!
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
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2017 Trip to the Abacos Islands - BAHAMAS
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FALL 2015 - Trip South along EAST Coast of USA
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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
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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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photos from our past, and hopefully from our sixth year 'out'.
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Created 16 September 2012