Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Relaxing SUNDAY at MOW cay --

31 March 2019 | Eastern Harbor - MOW cay
Dean Perry | sunny and calm
Sunday 31 March 2019 -- Man O War Cay - Eastern Harbor
Relaxing Morning here in the Eastern Harbor... this Sunday... Although I do have a list of "TO DO's" for later...
Breakfast is over; SSB check-in is over; Solar panels adjusted (to aim toward sun; coffee in mug... Life is GOOD !!
Yesterday I finished the project regarding the STERN CLEAT for "George", the dinghy (see PICS if loaded)... We've been securing the stern anchor at the cleat in the BOW... and the rodes run the length of "George" to the stern... So they were always in the way... of climbing in and out of the boat... SO... NOW we have a proper stern cleat...for the stern anchor ( in case you're wondering why anyone would anchor from the stern, instead of the bow... The stern anchor, placed when approaching a dock, keeps the dinghy from being swept under, OR into the docks or pilings... by an unfavorable wind, or tide)... We've seen dinghies be 'trapped' under docks (on rising tides)... NOT GOOD !!!

We met some really nice folks over the last few days... Chuck and Margi on "s/v V-TWIN".... And Debbie, and Lat on "s/v Lolleygagger". I already mentioned cocktails on "V-Twin", right before the dinghy drift, the other night. The Lat and Debbie meeting was the result of them dropping us a NOTE on our Blog site.... I dinghied down to the end of Eastern Harbor.. .and met them... During the conversation it was mentioned that they were having a tough time adjusting their packing gland on "Lollygagger"... So we talked for a while about leakage rates, and problems that might occur.... I lent them three wrenches, and told them about "anti-sieze" lubes....
They worked.. and all is well now... yeah!!!
Yesterday, was also "water day".... Although we didn't "NEED" the potable water... (as in not empty) I took the dinghy and Jerry cans, down to John at the marina... and filled them.... Water is NOW $0.45 / gallon here at MOW cay... So it becomes an economic balance as to whether or not it's cheaper to run the WATERMAKER or buy it.... (fuel vs $$). Either way, it's still $$$
BUT if you're going somewhere and have to Motor... OR have GOBS of SUN and WIND... make WATER...
Today... NO WIND.. flat calm... but plenty of SUN....
WE've been thinking about replacing our OLD Solar panels with larger, more efficient ones... Now that the Solar stik doesn't rotate... (I secured after the "overboard" issue last fall)... I can put much larger panels on the "solar stik" arms...
I'll have to check out the capacity of the solar CONTROLLER.... (see if it can handle larger currents).
OK.............. on with the day... 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...
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.
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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