Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

21 October 2020 | Atlantic Highlands NJ
16 October 2020 | catskill creek marina
26 September 2020 | Hudson River
14 September 2020 | Catskill Marina
04 September 2020 | Catskill Marina
01 September 2020 | Hudson River
24 August 2020 | catskill creek marina
16 June 2020 | HON marina - Catskill NY
15 April 2020 | VERO BEACH FL

Beginning of new BLOG Season - Northerly TRIP pending

25 March 2020 | VERO BEACH FL
Dean Perry | sunny and windy -- 81F high
Hummmm …. I sit here now to write a General Email, and update to the BLOG… and I realize it’s been ages since I’ve done either…. Wow… How unlike ME (dean)…. ;)
And I haven’t sent any technical pictures of modifications to AB Plumbing systems… (especially to my technical consultant on those matters – Karyl Pomerhn….)
Today is another gorgeous day in Vero Beach FL… High of around 81F – low 67F… sunny and puffy clouds…. I guess they (land dwellers) really need some rain…BUT…the forecast has NONE in the foreseeable future… like 7 days… ;) SO… Today could turn into LEAK SEALING day for the deck and hardware…. Instead of “defrost the freezer” day… FUN WOW!!
Our friends on “Dalmatian” dropped the mooring lines this morning, and headed south to Fort Pierce… for an outside HOP (ocean) toward St. Marys GA…. Their monthly mooring rent was “UP” yesterday… We (AB) extended for another 3 to 4 weeks…. (I say 3 to 4 because we may go stir crazy and leave before our rent is over)…. BUT the state of the WORLD (aka Corona Virus “covid-19”) could have a LOT to say about our travels…. The Bahamas closed it’s doors to travelers; The Florida KEYS has CLOSED with a police checkpoint on Route 1 at the top of the keys… permitting only residents, and trucks with supplies to go south toward Key WEST…
This morning we heard that Maryland had closed ALL marinas… SO… that concerns us… in that we normally top off fuel in Solomons MD; and that load of fuel takes us up to the top of the HUDSON River… and “HOME”… SO…………….. that’s a concern….
YES… we have a sailing vessel, and will undoubtedly do a LOT more pure sailing on the way north this year…. BUT… the WIND is a very fluky thing…. 90% of the time it’s in a BAD direction for sailing in a northerly direction…. (just the way it is…)
SO… you can sit and wait for the wind to “clock around”… OR you can make some miles using the engine… (with assist from a sail or two)…. ( Which turns out to be OUR NORM…. )
Miami closed every marina a couple of days ago…after the photos of the “kids” at Lake BOCA made national news… partying and gathering in tight bunches… Hundreds of boat… Today they (Miami) are “walking back” some of the closures after someone pointed out that many people LIVE in those marinas…and need services…. OOOPS !!!
We’re hoping that the Knee-Jerk reaction of “closing everything”… gets modified for the BETTER over the next few weeks…. And NOT for the WORSE….
We hoping that there’s great promise in this Hydroxl-chloroquin (our old malaria drug from Viet Nam) as a cure, or helper to mitigate this Covid-19….

I think we’ve straightened out all of our banking and credit card problems… that’s a relief… NOW… our main goal is to STAY healthy… Self-Isolate…. KEEP the boat ready at all times (to go if needed) FUEL; water; and FOOD; and bottom clean… (that’s going to take another dive underneath by ME)… fortunately the water is warming significantly, since my last dive on her….) This time I’ll just use the BC/tank and snorkel stuff.. NO Wetsuit… that combo gives significant freedom when compared to the HOOKA rig…40 feet air tether….

OK…. SO………. We have been running the main engine every few days… (just to keep her ready)…. LUBE OILS have been changed on both the main Perkins, and the Northern Lights GENERATOR…. Today or tomorrow I’ll complete the changes on the WATERMAKER filters (30 micron & 5 micron)…. So that that system is up and ready to go…. (we’ve been making water every few days… to keep the membrane viable, and clean)….. We’re testing a little HIGH now in PPM, but taste is GOOD so probably particulates from dirty filters…. This harbor is NOT like the Ocean… or even Chesapeake Bay…
I guess I’d better get to this day’s projects…. LEAK Sealing… and maybe freezer (defrost)…
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
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