Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Spring Ahead and 0500 Rain Catching

11 March 2018 | Eastern Harbor - Man-O-War CAY -Abacos
Dean -- Rainy - cloudy, but WARM
Sunday 11 FEB 2018 -- 0506 in the morning as I write
Good Morning… it’s 0506 in the morning…. It’s raining… and I’m awake setting clocks…. But that’s not the reason I’m UP and awake…. I was just outside, setting up our rain catching system… for the potable water system.
I laid in bed listening for quite a while to allow the rain to wash all the salt off the boat’s decks… Then I got up, put on foulies, and put the “dam” in place… (it catches the rain water coming down the port side deck (now clean)… and directs it to the fresh-water fill port in the deck). When they designed these CSY’s for long distance cruising, they really incorporated some NEAT Ideas!!!!
Without the “dam” all you really have to do is plug the port side scupper, and you get the same result… RAIN WATER backing up into the fill port.
SO… All the clocks are set (ahead one hour)… “Spring Forward”…. And all that! (Listened to WWV coming out of Fort Collins Colorado… for the exact time…. (SSB radio)… So I guess I can go back to sleep…IF I can. (clocks set; water filling; what else is going on at this hour?).
Yesterday, (Saturday) Susan and I walked around town, then down to the beach… We stopped at both the hardware store, and the grocery store on the way back to the boat… Picked up a few items for later that day.
Took a nap for about an hour… NICE! Then got in the dinghy with cleaning supplies, and washed the “diesel butt” off the rear transom panel… (black soot from engine exhaust).
We also attended a nice “happy Hour” on SEEKER last evening, with the crews of SEEKER (Kathy and Earl), and Merideth (Bob and Connie). Nice day!!
I’m pretty sure this rain is scheduled to continue into the Sunday daylight hours too… SO…………. Good night for now!
Morning came EARLY!!! Even though the newly set clock said 0800 !!!! Listened to local VHF net at 0815, and Cruiseheimers net (SSB-HF) at 0830… Breakfasted, and now it’s time for inside projects to begin. Weather (Wx) is cloudy with potential T-Storms all day…… I’ve started Niel DeGrass Tyson’s book “Astrophysics for the man in a HURRY”… Could be an interesting READ.
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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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
We were invited for Pasta Night with Mike and Vickie McKinnon, to the new home of Michele and Steve Papile (s/v John Rae). Wonderful day !!
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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