Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Visit with DONNA -

03 May 2019
Dean Perry
Friday – 3 May 2019
WELL… this was “supposed to be” our last day at vero beach… but things change….
This morning we lent our oil change pump CAN to “ La Bella Vita” for their use in changing lube OILs… (no problem…)… Then our friend Donna Dailey called regarding our planned day with her… and Jake (the doggie)…
We met Donna at the dinghy dock and went immediately to a wonderful lunch and catch-up type GAB session at the Olive Garden Restaurant… GREAT MEAL… Great conversations… Then we went shopping for a few left overs…. (things forgotten over the last few days….)
After Shopping, Donna drove us to her home…. Guitar was tickled a bit, and afternoon munchies, beer and wine were had by ALL….. Donna even “introduced us to “GAME OF THRONES”… with a blow by blow description… and more important, she gave us an idea of HOW INVOLVED this will get IF we get “HOOKED”… names of towns, villages, kings, wives of kings, queens having sex with their brothers… all sorts of good stuff….
But I digress, somewhere along in the afternoon we got a TEXT from La Bella Vita… “Engine won’t start” (ostensibly after main on-engine FUEL filter was changed)…. I called Pete… and we talked about the procedure needed to “bleed” the air from the system (The major problem with changing that filter, which by the way is RARELY dirty)….
We returned to the AB with our day’s bootie (groceries, and Olive garden leftovers) about 2130 hours…tired and FULL…. But the news from “La Bella Vita” was NOT GOOD… … i.e NO JOY with engine.
And they’ve contacted or contracted with a local mechanic to come take a peek tomorrow (SAT. PM)…SO……………………………………… The plan was to leave Saturday AM… NOW we have to make a decision here…. We’re starting to push the limits on getting home by the first week in JUNE, unless we can incorporate some fairly large ocean hops…. (things Autumn Borne has done before and is good at… (ocean hops)…. Don’t know how Pete and Bunny will feel about those overnights… up the coast…) Guess we’ll find out…
OK… time for some DVD watching… we’re watching Damien Lewis in “LIFE” again… Love that series.
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
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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.
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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
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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