Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

South Carolina to Georgia - 135 miles - 23 hours

11 December 2020 | Cumberland Island GA
Dean Perry | Sunny and WARM
We raised anchor yesterday (Thursday) in Fishing Creek (OFF the St. Pierre Creek; Which is off the South Edisto River in South Carolina)…. We pulled anchor fairly early, wanting the EBB Tide to push us out to the Atlantic Ocean…. The channel is fairly well marked… FEW buoys, but in critical locations… (shoaling).
We raised the Mains’l while in the South Edisto river…. And it served us well all the way into the night…. For drive and stability…
BUT..about 0345 Hours Friday morning… as we’re approaching St. mary’s GA… the wind kicked up…. And I thought I’d better reduce sail a bit…. WELL…. That was a good thought BUT it didn’t work out so well…
I went below and woke Susan… because we never go out on deck at night when NO ONE else is in the cockpit…. (even with auto-pilot…etc.)
So… as I was lowering the sail for reefing…. The new patches I had put on the STRONG TRACK caught the brass sail slides…. JAMB !!! DAMN !!! Now the sail won’t go up or down…. NOT GOOD… in a 20+ breeze, in the ocean…
SO… after tugging by hand a few times…unsuccessfully… I used the windlass… and promptly UNJAMBED the slides… and ripped the patches completely OFF the “strong track”…. Where upon, just about every sail SLIDE… came out of the mast track on the way down…. SO… basically I ended up with 49 feet of Mains’L in my arms….standing next to the boom….
BUT at least it was down….and everyone was safe…. We motored on to ST. Mary’s GA Inlet… and entered the channel in the dark…. It’s a very good thing we’ve done this a few times…
Entering in the dark is scary enough without dozens of fishermen racing toward YOU… out to sea….(also in the dark/ at FULL speed).
So We’re anchored at Cumberland Island after 135 nautical miles of travel from SC to GA…
N 30 45.34 W 081 28.59 (30.75574 -81.47648)
I called the Sail Track folks at Tides Marine with our Serial NUMBER…. They gave me a price for replacement… and details…. We’ll have it shipped to a friend down here in VERO Beach.
I think we can replace this track without a rigger…. And with just a few friends.

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
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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.
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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).
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'.
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Created 16 September 2012