Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Saturday - Project day at Cumberland Is.

12 January 2019 | Cumberland Island
Dean -- overcast
Saturday - 12 Jan 2019 -- Cumberland Is.  Project DAY
Anchored at Cumberland Island… project day today… while we waited for SEEKER.. to arrive from Rocky’s Boat Yard… They arrived about noon time… high tide.
Today for Autumn Borne was a small project day… Things that needed to be straightened out, restored, or fixed before making way to the South.
I first checked the O/W/T/B (Oil; Coolant level; Transmission oil/ and Belt tension)… for the main engine.
Then washed and polished all the windows in the Bimini / Dodger.
Cleaned up the tools used for the impeller change at Rocky’s launch, yesterday…
Adjusted the packing on the prop. shaft - I keep it LOOSE for about a day… to make sure all the air vents out…. (air gets into the propeller shaft tube while it’s on land… The Shaft packing needs SEA water to keep cool.. AIR will not cool the packing.)
Replaced hose clamps on the raw water lines with solid SS ones…
Cleaned up the deck – removing and storing spring lines (used to turn AB 90 degrees at the launch area of Rocky’s
Replaced Transmission OIL cooler’s Zinc –
Cleaned up dinghy, and launched it…. Put on the outboard motor, AFTER completely straining the tank fuel through a BaJa filter…. (just in case water had entered the tank while we were away for X-mas). Runs great!!! Took a brief ride over to SEEKER….
SEEKER and AB are still the only two boats here at Cumberland Island… Very RARE to see NO ONE…but I guess everyone is SOUTH of us…. Or already in the islands (Bahamas).
Present position: N 30 45.965 W081 28.34
SO………………. Relax ; play a little music; and get another good nights sleep… NICE!
Comments
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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