Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

last day at VERO - READY to head NORTH

03 May 2019 | vero Beach fL
Dean Perry | Cloudy - chance of rain
Friday – 3 May 2019 -- Vero Beach – Staging to start trip NORTH

Wow… I can’t believe I haven’t written anything to the LOG // Blog in quite a while…. BUSY getting ready to head NORTH…
Not in Chronological order… Yesterday I changed the LUBE OIL & filters, in both the Perkins, and the Northern Lights Generator… One was needed, the other gratuitous, but always GOOD!!
Susan and Bunny (“s/v La Bella Vita” – 43 Endeavor Ketch) were "OFF boat" shopping… for stores, and stuff…. Pete was OFF trying to chase down a carburetor for his outboard motor (No JOY).

In the afternoon, John (Barbara from s/v “Spirit” – home port Buffalo, NY) and I were ON “La Bella Vita” trying to rid the boat of the sailing rig gremlins that seem to have plagued Pete and Bunny…

Turns out that the PO (Previous OWNER) of “vita”… had NEVER sailed this vessel…. Everything needs lubrication… and practically nothing was ‘rigged’ correctly…IF at all….

I don’t even know the “rigger” that inspected this vessel, (and in his case, I use the term loosely) but I’m “pissed” that he could have let Pete and Bunny sail away with the rig (halyards/ sheets, etc. ) in the condition they were IN.

The mains’l did have a 8 inch rip near the HEAD.. .(which is now patched); The mains’l halyard wasn’t even attached…. And is so stiff it hardly bent around the winch…(once rigged)….
The mains’l has now been raised… and it looks good, once Pete and I figured out where all the control lines were… (Topping lift; outhaul; reefing lines (not rigged at all ); etc.
In fact, the sail was looking so good… it began ‘drawing’ and we started to sail this 44,000 lbs vessel OFF the mooring…. “OOOPS…. Ease the sheet, PETE !!!!! We’re SAILING”

John Barbera, has been an absolute HERO the last few days…. Running us all over Vero Beach, in a car….
When he brought the ladies back to the “VITA”… He immediately dove into fixing the “headsail roller furling problem that Pete, and Bunny had on the way around South Florida….
The roller furling does WORK… .as it should…. But needs lubrication, and a slight adjustment to the lead IN angle to the roller…. (lines not rolling up evenly on the DRUM)….
We rolled the headsail in and out a bunch of times…. Successfully, and felt pretty good that everything will work for them on their way NORTH.

Autumn Borne seems ready to RUN…. (Touch wood here)… and both Susan and I are ready to start north…. We’re looking forward to a summer at Hop-O-Nose… and the seeing the folks there…. The islands (Abacos, Bahamas) were wonderful, but now we’re ready for some marina living….

If things work out right… we’ll see Donna Dailey (ex-cruiser s/v MOJO") today… and toss the mooring lines tomorrow (Sunday at the latest)… and start north….

OUR friends in Southport NC (Bill and Janet) may not be there… so we might bypass Southport, unless we need fuel, etc.
But we’ll definitely stop near Belhaven… and try to see Ondra and Nelson Gainey…

One of the first things we did when we got to VERO Beach is wash off the salt…. AB was covered… surprising, in that the crossing (of the Gulf stream) was one of the easiest ever experienced…. We didn’t wax the hull… but just washed it looks pretty nice…. WE’ll wait until the next “gulley washer”…. (rain storm) to really CLEAN IT…. And maybe catch some water (rain).

OK…. I know I’m leaving out all the VERO STUFF … walks to the Farmer’s market, and Dinner’s at Mr. Manatee’s, and stuff like that… BUT time to get breakfast, and start this DAY.
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