Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

FLOATING AGAIN - Cumberland Island GA

12 January 2019 | Cumberland Island GA
Dean -- Partly Cloudy - decent temps
12 January 2019 -- FLOATING (Yeah !!! ) – Cumberland Island
Yeah… we’re floating again!!! - After a few moments of Excitement at the “haul-out” slip… while launching AB… we made our way out of the North River… (very circuitous route BTW)…and over to Cumberland Island GA. We’ll wait here for SEEKER… (They are scheduled to launch at High Tide today – Saturday).
We were the only sailing vessel here at Cumberland Island, last night. One power vessel snuck in after dark, but is anchored way down at Sea Camp dock.
The ‘excitement’ I referred to above, while launching, yesterday, was the fact that our raw water impeller, that pumps sea water through the engine, “bit the dust”… with only two + blades out of about 10 pumping water…. It would pump sea water, but only if the engine was revved up…. NOT GOOD.
So…I asked Rocky, and Kevin… “ I have to change the impleller… do you want to lift me out of the well, while I do this, or just continue…. (thinking they could launch someone else, or pull a waiting boat)???…”
“NOPE… just do it they said”… calmly… “there’s plenty of water and time”…. Wow… I thought… OK… so I began the task at hand… (replaced the impeller in about 20 minutes… I do HATE those tiny Allen Head screws that secure the cover on the raw water pump…. ( Think I may invest in those English knurled screws… for the cover, so you can unscrew it without tools).
Anyway….once changed the raw water was spewing from the exhaust… (like IT SHOULD)… !!! and the engine was again running at it’s customary temperature….
I have quite the task list for today… 1) re-storing tools used yesterday… 2)shore power cords to be stored away… 3)Cleaning windows… (salt spray from yesterday – and yard dirt) etc.
Yesterday, after getting here to Cumberland Island.. I checked over the Generator… (Oil/Water/Belt) to make sure it was in working order… (even though the wind was really cranking the Wind Generator over… keeping batteries topped up, in the evening…)
I’ll start posting again to the blog, now, as we start to mosey on South… toward warmer weather… Seemed sort of pointless while we were “on the hard”… (YARD life is totally different… with continuous shore power / continuous WIFI service / and “neighbors”….to talk to… and party with.
We did have a nice “send off “ dinner with the neighbors…the other night… at “Pirates POINT”
OK………… I suppose we should get going on today’s task list… otherwise… One of the unmentioned tasks is to ready Autumn Borne for SEA…. Don’t know if the weather will cooperate, or SEEKER will want to go outside, but it pays to be READY, anyway…
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...
14 Photos
Created 25 August 2020
Vero Beach 2020 - Limit to this seasons southerly travels... Activities and Projects.
9 Photos
Created 24 February 2020
Summer Projects on Autumn Borne
8 Photos
Created 21 August 2019
preparation projects on the AB...for trip south
6 Photos
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.
5 Photos
Created 6 August 2017
2017 Trip to the Abacos Islands - BAHAMAS
4 Photos
Created 15 February 2017
Wonderful time at St. Marys GA -
8 Photos
Created 1 December 2016
Bill and Janet took us to Wilmington NC ( aka "the big city") by car on FRiday... GREAT TRIP
6 Photos
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 !!
6 Photos
Created 19 February 2016
our times at VERO Beach
7 Photos
Created 9 February 2016
FALL 2015 - Trip South along EAST Coast of USA
8 Photos
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 !!!
7 Photos
Created 18 September 2015
After Key West - winter of 2015 spent in Boot Key Harbor, and Marathon FL. Lot's of friends here...
12 Photos
Created 19 April 2015
Vacation from Cruising... Becoming a tourist again.... and a wonderful visit from our kids.
6 Photos
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...
9 Photos
Created 18 December 2014
Cumberland Island GA - great place to visit... like walking on an alien planet
6 Photos
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.
6 Photos
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.
4 Photos
Created 12 March 2014
summer 2013 at HON
2 Photos
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).
5 Photos
Created 25 December 2012
Painting the trim at Ruth's house, led to some interesting happenings... Like my first ambulance ride (head wound).
4 Photos
Created 28 September 2012
photos from our past, and hopefully from our sixth year 'out'.
4 Photos
Created 16 September 2012