Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

Sunday = Day or REST of Refrig re-wiring

05 April 2020
Dean Perry
Susan and I have extended out stay here in Vero Beach for at least a month... to sit PART of this Virus thing OUT....
NOT that one month will do anything significant.
(Unfortunately) !!!

cabin fever:
We do run around the harbor here.. and socialize... (special social procedures... in that we stay in the dinghy and the visited folks stay on their boat... ) or the other way around if WE are the visited party.

And we can get Fuel and WATER .. here.. and this morning we finally got through to our INSTACART shopper... who shops for us... while quarantined...

With Fuel and WATER available...we can make power (Generator or engine)...anytime.... and make other essential things like milk;
(although Susan is not crazy about the thought of "making milk".....

OUR first Delivery via "Instacart"..... is "sometime" between Sunday PM and WED.
(They deliver right to dinghy dock).

SO...... In the last couple of weeks, we’ve been having some refrigeration / freezer problems... so we have 90% of our MEAT stored at a friends house in VERO Beach... and WE’ve purchased a new self-contained freezer (Engle 84 qt.)... that comes tomorrow...

Then, I hope to modify the operation of the existing units (refrig/ freezer) who’s INSULATION IS TOTALLY COMPROMISED (AS IN WET)... until we get home to Hop-O-Nose... Until then I hope to turn the existing freezer into another refrig..(i.e. operating at higher than normal freezing temps.. right below the refrig...). And use the NEW Engle FREEZer as the REAL food freezer...
WE’ll Let you know how this all works in a week or so...

SO......We’ll probably leave VERO Beach at the end of this month... (more or less the normal departure time for AB to the north...
there's all sorts of RUMORS floating (no Pun) around regarding the closing of the ICW, and navigation restrictions.... BUT I'm going to assume that we're obvious FULL TIME CRUISERS, AND if we're making way toward HOME... and not stopping at marinas, or towns.... they ( police or whomever) won't bother us....

We’re hoping to have our normal spots at HON... We have written and called Sean Meager at HON... (no answer yet)... but I have been in contact with his Wife on FB (Fingers crossed)...

Susan and I have been discussing ONE major PROJECT for this summer at HON... and that's the ripping out OF the Built in REFRIG / Freezer, and installation of a self-contained, over and under, freezer, Refrigerator like the NORCOLD 0061 unit.... Supposedly this unit would be very efficient... with modern insulation, and modern compressor, and control systems.
(IT has got to be miles ahead of this current system with 4 inches of totally WET INsulation....

OK... SO that’s the story from here...
PIC is OF JUNK taken off back wall of Engine Room... Unused for years...
Comments
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