Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

WED - WATER -- OIL problem - DINNER

13 February 2020
Dean Perry | Sunny and WARM
Wednesday – Water day for AB Tanks -- V-berth clean UP – Dinner
Wednesday began with a “scare”…. While running the on-board Generator to charge the batteries; heat water; and make fresh water with the watermaker (just to keep it working… and NOT pickle IT)… I went into the engine Room and sat down in front of the Watermaker, and Generator… (with noise cancelling headphones ON my head )… and NOTICED a “spray of OIL “ staining the area on the right hand side of the RUNNING Generator… (NOTE: OIL is supposed to kept INSIDE the engine…)
OH OH…. So I started checking everything… I used some “soakies” to clean up the oil already OUT and covering parts of the neighboring gear… and then I used some clean paper towels and by hand went over every part of the Running Generator…. HUMMM NO OIL…. Double HUMMMM (????)
The only thing I can attribute the “spray” from is “Operator ERROR”… I check the OIL levels every morning… before running… I must have left the dip stick partially ajar…. And the OIL sprayed from there.. Only thing I can think of…. OH well… no harm; no foul…. (being more careful now)…
Water was added to the AB’s tanks yesterday… for showers, and general use… I make water everyother day, as mentioned, but that’s only to keep the watermaker’s membrane in good shape…and ready for the trip NORTH…
In the afternoon… we cleaned up the V-Berth… storing the 30A power cables… used at Rocky’s SMBS (on the hard power)… and re-arranging things..... I had pulled out a lot of the DIVE GEAR… to find a NOZZLE so we could use it to free a blockage in EARL’s HONDA outboard cooling system… (nice TRY, but the patient (the motor) died…. Or was declared DOA at the “motor Hospital” ( They (SEEKER) now has a brand new tohatso motor… NICE).
Last evening we were invited to the s/v “Last Boat” for dinner, and drinks… and music… and of course, great conversations…. FUN Night.. (pic)..
Today, Susan and I will move “Last Boats” car down to SEBASTIAN… boat yards… While Nelson and Mary are towed down there via Tow Boat US….
They have high hopes of being underway early next week with a brand new Yanmar Engine… (old Westerbeke being declared a total loss…). OK… on with the DAY !!!

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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photos from our past, and hopefully from our sixth year 'out'.
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