Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Thursday -- GAM - Tornados - Engine news (last boat)

07 February 2020 | VERO BEACH FL
Dean Perry | sunny day -- WiNDY night
Thursday – 6 FEB 2020 --- FUEL DAY (again) – Bank day – And Tornado WARNINGs
Yesterday was a varied activity day…. Not exactly as planned… Except for the music time at the TIKI Hut Happy hour… That part worked out nearly as planned.
The morning started out fairly normally… Run Generator / charge batteries / make water / heat water… make breakfast…

I then started the first of the planned tasks.. Measured the mid-ship fuel tank again.. .OK… 78 GALLONS… Getting up there… Then I tried to measure and calibrate our tachometer… NOT SO GOOD… OH the tach is OK… but the measuring instrument (borrowed from s/v Dalmatian) couldn’t read the little reflective strip on the Perkins crankshaft pulley…. WELL…honestly… the sticker wouldn’t stay on the pulley… SO……… I was just happy that the Perkins started… warmed up… “popped” the Thermostat at the right temp…etc. i.e. READY to GO!!!

Nelson Gainey stopped over to AB to relate his stories on the main engine of “s/v Last Boat”.. (catalina 35)… DEAD!! The main engine has been “pronounced” as DEAD…. Blown headgasket on last two cylinders, and Not worth the “rebuild” costs…. OUCH !!!! SO “Last Boat” will be towed out of Vero Beach on Tuesday, and UP to Sebastian, where a new Yanmar 30 HP will be installed… $$$$
That’s another reason I was so happy to run our Perkins…

Anyway…. The remainder of the Morning, and some of the PM… was spent trying to work with the BANK… in getting Susan back on “ONLINE” banking… Then ME…. I have rarely used my “path” into the ONLINE banking,… so I thought…WELL……………. As long as I’m on the phone with these folks….
BUT…………………………. That turned out to be a LOT more complicated than the first task….a LOT more.
BUT… That’s done! Now…

The afternoon, on Thursday’s has the Happy HoUR under the Tiki HUT on shore… LIKE the last time I brought the Gibson J55 (guitar)… no dobro… and was joined by Sassey (baritone UKE)… NICE….
She (sassey) is a beginner, but very willing…. As Usual though… the musicians playing over on the side of the Tiki HUT… get no food, and conversation…. WELL… not much anyway… SO I did stop after about 35 minutes… and joined the talking… BUT the music was good, and it did start many conversations AFTERwards..
Last NIGHT… there came Tornado WARNINGS for many counties in Mid FL…. Ours included.. So Susan and I were outside, in the wind, at 2300 hours …tying things down… and taking things inside….

AND it did rain, and BLOW… but it was so quick… Both of us slept right through the worst of it… I knew when it started… about 0230 hours; listened for a while, and dropped right back off to sleep…
Today is PUMPOUT day…. Breakfast (Homemade EGG mcMuffins)… and strawberries IS OVER… time to get on with the day…
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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.
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Summer Projects on Autumn Borne
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Created 21 August 2019
preparation projects on the AB...for trip south
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Created 30 September 2018
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2017 Trip to the Abacos Islands - BAHAMAS
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Wonderful time at St. Marys GA -
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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 19 April 2015
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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...
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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