Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

16 February 2020 | Vero beach
16 February 2020 | Vero beach
07 February 2020 | VERO BEACH FL
05 February 2020 | VERO BEACH FL
25 January 2020 | VERO BEACH FL
24 January 2020 | Vero Beach FL
20 January 2020 | VERO
20 January 2020 | VERO BEACH FL
18 January 2020 | Melbourne FL
18 January 2020 | Fat place in ICW - north of cocoa FL
26 December 2019 | WNY -- East Aurora, NY
16 December 2019 | WNY -- East Aurora, NY


03 June 2019 | Catskill NY
Dean Perry
Monday, 3 JUNE 2019
Autumn Borne is back at Hop-O-Nose Marina... We're not in our exact same slip, but we're at least not moving... NORTH that is... We're rocking a bit with the wind from the beam today... BUT... pleasant feeling, being secured to a dock for a change. (insert smile face HERE)....hehehehe
We made the trip from VERO BEACH FL, to HON in 25 days... a record for AB.... WE really pushed hard for this trip.... For a number of reasons.... We tried to see friends along the way... but circumstances prevented those meetings.... SO travel became even quicker...
WE did pick a couple of weather windows for ocean passages, that we normally would have "passed on"... because we were pushing so hard... the passages started out well, but ended up pretty "bumpy" at the ends...
After one passage around NJ... we had a few hours of "putting the boat 'back together'...
The bungy cords holding the cooler on the aft deck box broke, and the cooler was sliding around the back deck.... ONE fuel Jerry can broke loose, and was going "walk-about" on the side deck....( I saved it, and put it below deck under the salon table).... The propane tank for the Magma grille tipped over, and was moving about (still secure, but making noise). I.e. AB got beat UP.... OH, and we had a "blow-OUT" in a cargo net,, in the main salon, that normally holds boxed food stuffs, which spilled boxes all over the main salon floor.... IF you looked below, you'd have thought we "rolled over"... but it all cleaned up fairly easily....
Anyway... we did learn some stuff.... About our "GO TO SEA" list.... We're adding a few items....
The nice thing... Sails all worked... engine (if working) never "missed a beat"...(touch wood here)... Crew all worked...
The stays'l took a beating... I will have to have a close look at that later.... We used it to run away from two 50 knot frontal systems off NJ coast.... (The same "fronts" that produced a "white squall" that rolled a 55 foot ketch over, and sank it, a little farther off the same coast.... s/v BERTIE).
SO.... It's good to be here....
Ruth drove our Pilot down on Saturday, and we drove her back home, and we spent a wonderful afternoon with the family near Schenectady.
Today (Monday) we're trying to catch up with MAIL items, and things that are due, or overdue, or needing to be done....ETC... . Being a way all winter is sometimes tough on those "LIFE" type items.
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
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