Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Tuesday - WED -- STORM and Turtle Crawl CAFE

11 April 2018 | GTC -- mooring
Dean -- HOT - STORMY -- RAIN
Tuesday - WED --- 10-11 April 2018 - GTC - Turtle Crawl Restaruant Lunch - STORM
Yesterday (Tuesday) was "fresh greens" day at the hydroponic gardens, near the Leeward Yacht club... So we all (SEEKER; and AB) walked down there.... And bought greens.... We bought 'greens' for SECOND WIND...(Bill and Laura), because they were late in rising, and weren't 'ready' to go....when the caravan left the boats...
Anyway... after 'greens' trip the only thing we really had "planned" was LUNCH at the The "Turtle Crawl Café" ; Expensive, but great, healthy food (nothing fried).... $$$ and VERY GOOD Service.
In the afternoon, the wind all but died... and the temperature was in the high, high 80' Susan and I went swimming.... And played around on the SUP (paddle board).... Sitting on it... swimming up onto it, etc. Just having fun... and being WET. We stopped doing that JUST IN TIME for the "happy Hour" on SEEKER at 1700 hours.
Happy Hour was fun... with crews from Dalmatian; Second Wind, and AB. the sun set, and Tom blew the celebratory CONCH... it was time to leave.... A weather front was approaching FAST.... And I mean FAST!!!! We no sooner got back to the AB, and 'zipped IN the front glass of the BIMINI than this front HIT us.... Had to be 35 knots of wind....OR over...
We shut down the wind Generator, which had all but 'taken OFF'.... (saved itself, by 'freewheeling')... Tom's wind GEN was making a thunderous racket over on Dalmatian.
I went back out in the "Blow" to put a second security tie down on the dinghy.... I figured we could find the paddleboard in the mangroves IF that decided to go "walk-about".... But the dinghy must be secured.
The storms dissipated overnight, but re-appeared this morning early.... With lightning, and deluge type rain. I opened the water-FILL on the port side of AB.... Laid down our "dam"... and literally FILLED on empty 40 gallon tank in minutes!!!!
The WX forecast says rain on and off throughout the day today.... So... looks like a music, and inside project day...
Speaking of WX forecasts.... Looks like we WILL NOT be taking this "very Brief" window back to the USA... Friday / SAT. BUT, the good news is AFTER the wild SUNDAY weather, next week looks pretty good for a crossing. I'll have to modify our "float Plan" a bit... (filed with the USCG - SVRS), but no problem.
OK.... WELL... it's raining again.... (figures!!! ; I just pumped out the dinghy - about 9 inches of water in the stern).
One tiny project from yesterday... that makes a big difference... is I adjusted the Low Idle speed Mixture, and Idle speed on the Mercury outboard (dinghy motor)... SEEMS like a small thing, but it's disconcerting when it stalls AFTER a high speed run (coming down to idle speed).... NOT a good feeling ever !!!! SO....... ALL better now... ;) yeah (touch wood here) KNOCK!!

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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Created 24 February 2020
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Created 30 September 2018
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2017 Trip to the Abacos Islands - BAHAMAS
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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
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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
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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