Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

What have we been doing ? HUMMM ?

05 February 2020 | VERO BEACH FL
Dean Perry | sunny and WARM
Last few days…. ??? WELL what have we done?
Sunday we filed both NYS, and Federal taxes… that was a “biggie”… (Task that is)….
Every morning we run the Generator (here in the USA…not in the trade winds of the islands)… so each morning… I heat some water (for dishes; showers; etc.), and make water with the watermaker (rev. osmosis… to keep it flushed and fresh); and of course charge the batteries (New)…

This morning on the LOCAL radio net (VHF 68 at 0815) I got on “open mic” and thanked the boats that talked to us, and let us tour their boats, and see their “composting heads”; I also requested that the musicians that want to play at the THURS. Tiki hut happy hour, come a wee bit early to tune, and play, because once the crowd gets there… the musicians don’t get any food or conversation… (strange as that may seem).

I borrowed a digital tachometer from Tom and Marylou on “S/V Dalmatian “so I could check or calibrate my tach on the AB… (Seems a bit LOW)…

I did “top-up” our BTC phone number accounts (Bahamas Telephone Co.) even though we might not go this season… (Don’t want to lose those numbers….or SIMM cards)….
We went for a wonderful “happy Hour” on s/v “Nightengale” the other night…. (but I think I wrote about that already…)

OH…and we did make the trip to MR. Manatees restaurant again for the SSCA GAM (meeting)…and food.. We rode over with TOM and MARYLOU (so as to minimize the dinghy dock crowding…. FUNNY thing though…. It was about ½ the normal crowd…. I guess many left for the islands….

I’m still trying to assist Tom in his quest to get his 12kW Kohler Generator running… (it runs for about 90 seconds, then shuts down… ostensibly it’s being ‘tripped’ OFF line by some relay type “permissives”… (like low oil pressure, or High temp)… both of which have been checked…and re-checked… and sensors replaced…. This has been “ongoing” for nearly 2 months…. SAD that this control system (designed by fired NASA employees… long since dead) can’t be replaced by something newer…. (I don’t understand why).
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with John Barbera at the American Grille, watching the Superbowl… (PICS attached – I hope)… FUN TIME…

And yesterday… we did “WIN” the Publix RACE (That’s where you get off the GO-LINE Bus on the “miracle mile” business district… RUN across the street to Publix; run up and down the isles like a NUT… “hunting and gathering”… ; run to the checkout…hopefully with 10 or 15 items or less; check out ($$$) then RUN back to the Bus STOP to catch the return bus to the Marina in less than 20 minutes time from the time you exited same bus on the other side of the street… WHEW !!!!!
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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
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