Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

NORTH BOUND... vero to (almost) Cocoa FL

05 May 2019 | Indian river -
Dean Perry | T-storms -- windy
5 May 2019 -- Underway… northbound… VERO to (almost) Cocoa
WELL…. We broke the Velcro bonds of VERO beach this AM…. (escape velocity)… and we made it almost to Cocoa FL. The “almost” in there is because of one WILD Thunderstorm… that was creeping up on us from the southwest…. SO when we “knew” we couldn’t make cocoa florida, we just anchored, OFF the ICW…. And weathered the storm….
WOW……………………. The predictors were right in this case…. “severe Weather…”… but the most frightening thing was the “near miss “ lightning strike next to AB… while anchored…. The only thing that shows damage at this point is the “on – OFF “ switch for the Wind Generator…. Don’t know about the diodes, and circuitry yet…. NO wind after storm….
But the ON-OFF switch was ‘slightly WELDED’ to in the ON position…. I had to take the handle of a screw driver and bang it OFF. When the wind pick back up, we’ll see if the circuitry got fried.
Every other system on the AB, tests OK…. So far… The chartplotter was in the microwave oven…(faraday cage).
SO……… we’re moving again anyway…. And that feels good…
BUT……………….It was a typical SUNDAY on the ICW… with all the weekend boaters out here… having fun… waking everyone…. But enjoying themselves….
We quit moving, and anchored, as I said, before reaching Cocoa FL…. Our planned destination for today…. SO tomorrow might be a little longer day… WE’LL see.
We anchored just minutes before that first Weather Front HIT us… Good thing too… they were right about the frontal winds… 30 to 40 knots…
Just before supper, Susan and I put the dinghy on the foredeck… that will be good for an increase of at least 1 knot of SOG tomorrow…. WE know better than to tow a dinghy too far….
OK…. Time for 60 minutes on Channel 6 (CBS)…. 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...
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.
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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