Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Last last day at VERO beach

04 May 2019
Dean Perry | T-STORMS this evening ... with Lightning
Saturday, May 04, 2019 - May the Fourth Be with YOU….
Sorry about that first line….
This has been a day of Up’s and Down’s…. I’ll mention the “down’s” first…. And get them out of the way… Looks like the “s/v La Bella Vita” will be playing catch up again with the AB… We’ve already stayed too long here at “Velcro Beach”…. WE extended our stay at Vero Mooring #24 today, to allow Pete to get a mechanic to fix whatever malady befell their engine (Perkins 4154)… a day ago…or so…
However, the mechanic called in the Afternoon, and said the job he was working on had additional problems, and he wouldn’t make it today….
We had planned for a Saturday start to the trip north…. So tomorrow we’ll (AB) start north… La Bella Vita will have to catch up…. I’m not aware of the time frame that the Mechanic gave Pete and Bunny for his arrival at the mooring field…. But I’ll wager it’s NOT Sunday….AM/ PM…
Bummer…
In the morning,… I checked our fuel system, and added a wee bit of fuel from the deck cans…. (Making us nearly FULL in the mid=ship tank…. Then bought additional diesel for the deck cans….
That same trip…. I invited John Barbara over to AB… to see our reefing system, and a couple of other things… (jibe preventers, etc.)…. When John came… he brought his professional KNIFE sharpening equipment…. Wow…. He proceeded to sharpen all of our galley knives…. NICE !!!
We had a great time… talking and sharing information about boats, and cruising . NICE afternoon…
Storms hit this evening…. T-Storms with very impressive lightning… etc. NOISY!! But the crew from “sv FIVE and DIME” was already over in our cockpit, for happy HOUR…. So we stayed dry…. And the water tanks are FULL.
I did go outside JUST before the rain storm HIT, and put an extra line (back on) the mooring buoy…. Good Suggestion five and DIME.
SO………… The main engine was briefly run today to circulate the new LUBE OIL… (top UP); and I think we’re ready. NOW…IF the bonds of the “VELCRO” beach aren’t TOO strong tomorrow we should reach ‘escape velocity”…. We still have to remove the extra mooring lines; pump out the dinghy (rain)… put the outboard motor on the aft pulpit….; maybe put the dingy on the deck…. (may tow it the first leg…)… But WHY now? …. The reason was to assist “La Bella Vita” (they have no outboard motor for their dinghy)… but if they’re NOT with us…. May as well put dinghy on deck…. In prep for first ocean hop…. (thinking silently here)….
It was nice that Pete and Bunny got the “Vero Experience”… Unfortunately they’re getting a WEE Bit more…. (the Velcro part)…
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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
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Created 25 December 2012
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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