Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

last week here at VERO Beach FL

15 April 2020 | VERO BEACH FL
Dean Perry | windy and HOT - 93F
we're on the final week of our winter here at VERO BEACH, FL... Last paid up date is 20 April....
SO..................
If we can successfully get our last grocery delivery Tomorrow or Friday.... (using INSTACART) SHOPPER...
we'll store... add fuel and water and drop mooring lines on Monday or so....
(weather dependent...)

We'll then start slowly NORTH.... meeting up with two other sailing vessels (full time cruisers)... ONE just up the road here in Melbourne (s/v Second Wind), and the other in Oriental NC (s/v LaBella Vita- Pete and Bunny).

we'll all, eventually, be going to Catskill NY .... and our home port of Hop-O-Nose marina.... (even if closed.... has a place for us....)

When we say that "living on a sailing vessel makes Every DAY and ADVENTURE"... we're not kidding.... I got next to no sleep last night...Right before bed-time... the main potable water pump ran out of water.... even though the tank from which it was drawing LOOKED full.... SO All night long I wondered about the solution... LEAK... ?? NO... Believe it or not... I had to BURP the tank (it was full of AIR... so it looked full... but had very little water in it... Weird but TRUE !!

Now... assuming that the water crisis is OVER... today will be electrical day... wiring the new freezer, and the old refrigerator / Freezer. AND making the AB ready for SEA !!!!
Mains'l is uncovered now.... ready to raise... but too windy... right now...
We had the Yankee (fores'l) out and drawing yesterday...
Stays'l still in bag... but that's on the agenda too...

we'll go slow enough, this year going north... that we may actually get to use those things... (i.e. sails)...

OK... on with the day... HOT DAY here again.. today.. .yesterday afternoon it was 93F and the boat was NOT all night long....

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
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