Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Falcon heavy launch and bottom cleaning of AB

07 February 2018 | Vero Beach FL mooring field - South
Dean -- Sunny and clear (rocket launch watching)
Wed. 7 FEB 2018 -- ROCKET launch - AB Underside cleaning
Yesterday was a very busy day… Shopping in the morning with a stop at CVS to check on prescriptions… and another stop at WALMART to top up on certain things… We actually went there for a RUG for the GALLEY… (the old one having “bit the dust”; in that I washed it, and the rubberized backing literally self destructed…. So without that… the cloth part bunches up everytime you walk on it… Not good!! )
Anyway… The afternoon was, sort of, dedicated to the watch for the Falcon HEAVY rocket launch… It kept being delayed… SO finally I took the delay time and suited up, and went sort of under the AB to clean, and check the bottom. HUMMM NOT BAD!!! Several pockets of barnacles… but for the most part… just “slimy growth”.. easily removed with gloved hands, and a terry-cloth towel. Barnacles came right off too, with the aid of Hardwood paddle. NICE…
Today, is “PROP DAY”… where I go and try to take a look at the propeller… and nearby Zincs.. the reason I say TRY… is because the visibility here in this water, Yesterday, was about 6 inches… (i.e. hand in front of face only). Cleaning is more by “FEEL”…
OH…Yes… WE DID see the FALCON HEAVY go up into orbit…. Wow… It came right toward us… What a sight… I tried to take a photo… (we’ll see how that turns out later)… WE saw the last booster section come OFF… that was neat… (that’s the one that fell into the ocean)…. We would have loved to see the landing of the other two boosters…. )
Several cruiser crews gathered on SEEKER (including us) to wait for the launch…. Then stayed for munchies, and cocktails afterward… NICE day.

BTW: the photo is an old one, from my archives because we ARE so BAD at taking pics of events while they're going on... BUT we had A GREAT evening with MIKE and DONNA while watching the SUPER BOWL... Thanks again, Donna, and Mike.
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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