Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

WED. ST. Aug to Daytona Beach

16 January 2019 | Daytona Beach
Dean - Sunny -- COOL
Wednesday 16 Jan 2019 -- St. Augustine to Daytona Beach
We started our activities early today, but not making southbound progress until after getting fuel, and a pumpout.
The fueling took some time…. Only 25 gallons in the midship tank, and 55 in the bow…. BUT the pumpout was true PITA. I won’t go into details, but it took some time to break a solid away from the dip tube…in the waste tank…. Anyway… SEEKER left their mooring ball after we did, but just moseyed along the Southbound AICW route, until we caught up with them…. NICE

SO……… we made it through the third “valley of death”… the Matanzas Inlet shoaled area… NO Problem… Just tip-toed on through… dredging, and new buoy placement worked… Yeah !
Today the AB ran fine, but our intermittent “NOISE” returned… BUT I was unsuccessful in tracking it down to a piece of equipment…. Susan took the helm for an hour or two while I lay on the galley floor with flashlight, trained on the engine… and hands and fingers touching various parts… (that I thought could be the problem… ). NO JOY….
I guess we’ll just continue to monitor the situation…. And hope whatever it was doesn’t reappear, or cause some ‘catastrophic’ failure.
SO…………….. we’re anchored just north of the Seabreeze High Rise Bridge… in Daytona Beach.
We were treated to a Gorgeous sunset tonight…. Earlier we called Brian and Sheila Strutt, to coordinate a stop at Titusville to see them… However, they are still in Ontario…. NO JOY there, with respect to seeing them while southbound…
Texted with Bill Soulier (s/v Second Wind) about his alternator problem… BUT it turned out… the problem was not even remotely the same as ours “might be”…. BUT… I did find out from Earl, that they had an alternator rebuilt right there in VERO Beach…. SO………… perhaps while we’re there, we can do the same… It’s been working on that engine for 14 years now…. Might be time for some TLC.
Calculations show it’s about 74 Statute miles to VERO Beach from here (Daytona)… SO it’s a two day jaunt… Plan is anchor up about 0730 tomorrow… early start, in about 44 F temps…………. BRRRR.

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
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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).
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