Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

08 May 2018 | Southport NC - Wrightsville Beach
03 May 2018 | Wynyah Bay -- Near ICW cutoff
03 May 2018 | Charleston HARBOR
28 April 2018 | Titusville
26 April 2018 | Cocoa Florida -- just off the AICW
23 April 2018
21 April 2018 | Vero Beach FL mooring field - South
20 April 2018 | Great Sale CAY -- Abacos
15 April 2018
11 April 2018 | GTC -- mooring
09 April 2018 | Donnie's docks - GTC
07 April 2018
07 April 2018 | Donnie's docks - GTC
04 April 2018 | GTC - Abacos

RADAR at Helm again.... YEAH !!

19 June 2021 | CATSKILL
Dean Perry
Yeah !!!! we now have a new RADAR (head-end) at the HELM of AB…. OUR OLD unit had a burn mark right in the center of the screen….. ALL the ALARMS still worked at SEA…. To show what or who is coming UP on you…. Or What you’re approaching…. (Important at SEA)…. BUT NOW we can actually SEE WHAT’s coming !!! AGAIN…. Yeah !!!

Ruth brought the replacement UNIT down from Schenectady yesterday…. (purchased on eBay)…. (First time I’ve done that)…
The reason the old one had a “Burn area” on the screen, was that one day… I forgot to cover the “see through” areas in the BIMINI…. (so you can see the Mains’L)… and I forgot the cover on the RADAR unit; .
And a meniscus of water formed in the rain that day…. Then the sun came OUT…. And formed a perfect Magnifying GLASS ON the screen… UnREAL !!!




Ordering STUFF - day after day

16 June 2021
Dean Perry
This has been an expensive week.... I've been on various web pages (Defender/ eBay / amazon, etc. )... ordering replacement items or rarely NEW items for the AB....

Our deck brush literally disintegrated while we were in VERO Beach.... I kept the shaft...but finding the right HEAD for that shaft.... was a pain....(because it's been on the boat since we bought her....).... Who knows who the manuf. WAS????

Anyway... we've now got spare RAW water pump impellers coming for both the Perkins (main Engine), and the NL Generator...

We've got ZINCs for the 1-1/2 propeller shaft coming.... We've got a replacement RADAR head unit coming (actually already delivered to Ruth's HOME).... Our's has a burned LCD screen... (Big burn area in middle of screen... SUN, and operation in daylight.).

more later.

friday - ONE WEEK at home dock (sort of)

11 June 2021 | catskill
Dean Perry | sunny and warm
It’s Friday 11 June 2021, and we’ve been at our HOME dock at Catskill, exactly ONE WEEK…. We’re IN a slip that doesn’t really FIT Autumn Borne, and the marina manager (and Owner….) said they were going to move AB…. After they relocated ONE dock three feet to the north…..
Let’s just say… I’m not holding my breath….. But I hope It happens…. IF you look at the photo of AB (hopefully attached to this post)…YOU’LL see why we HOPE the move happens…. There’s literally INCHES between AB and our neighbor…. WHO we love, but it makes HIM extremely Nervous about “coming and going in his seasonal power vessel…..
Some projects (summer 2021) have started…. And we have played some music with fellow cruisers here on shore…. BUT…. The POOL is NOT open yet… and the big white “circus” tent is not erected yet, either….
We’ve ordered a bunch of parts to be installed in the AB… this SUMMER…. Most are being delivered to Ruth’s HOME….because of price and weight…. WE’ll go pick them up….. NICE excuse to see Ruth and LILLY anyway !!! (insert heart pic here)….. !!!
OK….. ON with the day…. More later…

BACK at Catskill Marina for the SUMMER of 2021

08 June 2021 | CM
Dean Perry
WE're back at the Catskill Marina for the Summer of 2021...
We're not in our slip of last year... One of the more senior residents came back from Lake George and Sean granted him HIS OLD slip back....

SO... we're in a narrow slip, a little closer to the OFFICE (and WIFI system).... NICE..

the Pool has NOT been opened yet, and the big white ("circus") tent is NOT up... so the Marina, in General, is WAY BEHIND the normal Memorial Day startup...timeline....

BUT.... it's wonderful to be "HOME"....

We'll Write MORE about the trip up the coast of the USA this season.... (mechanical difficulties, etc.).... and weather.... and the fact that most of our normal cruising friends stayed home this past season... leaving their boats on the "HARD".....

OK... more LATER....

Second day out of VERO... Titusville FL - STORM warnings

19 April 2021 | titusville FL
Dean Perry | STORMY -- One after another.... all day
The second day out of VERO... northbound... found us doing a very short day... 17.7 nm to Titusville from Cocoa...

The reason for stopping so abruptly was incoming weather system... (stalled front over central FL...allowing Gulf of Mexico weather to cross FL.. . right on top of us... UGH !!!

SO...we anchored just outside the Titusville Mooring field....(as we trust our own Ground Tackle (anchor/chain, etc.) over City Moorings...

We anchored a little after NOON... Bill and Laura on s/v 'Second Wind' were coming up the ICW behind Us...By about 20 miles.... WELL..... about 1300 hours a weather front hit us...with near GALE force winds, and RAIN... SO we Immediately called BILL and Laura... (knowing that they were SAILING the Icw ...with FULL SAIL)....

He (Bill) then took in about 1/2 the sail...BUT the storm still CAUGHT HIM with too much "canvas" OUT..... ( stressed or broke something)... don't know what...at this point..

Quite the BLOW... Today (is Monday) and we're sitting still in RAIN and more storms...

WE did manage to defrost the freezer...BUT in doing so... we may have triggered another problem....Ice crystals in the refrigerant... clogging the "micro Bore"...TX device...

WELL.... that just pushed us over the edge... and this morning we ordered another Engle Freezer.... SO we'll use the 37 year old built in freezer for something other than freezing... (IT WAS or IS our major energy consuming device)....

Well have the new freezer unit delivered to Rocky Smith at St. Marys Boat Services...

WE're Anchored at Titusville at
N 28 37.8' W 080 48.36
9.0 feet of water..... 7:1 Scope (not quite storm scope)

AB Moving up the Florida Coast - Northbound

18 April 2021 | Cocoa FL
Dean Perry
WELL....we did it... Broke the "velcro" bonds of Vero Beach.... We went for a celebratory "Fish Fry" at Mister Manatees on Friday.... before loading the dinghy on the foredeck....

(Sailor's superstition: NEVER leave for a voyage on a Friday)............... so we left on Saturday AM.

The first day...was, indeed, a learning curve... Listening for unusual boat noises; pumps running; unusual smells (like antifreeze; or OIL...)... The trouble will ALL of that concern... is that we've been sitting basically STILL since Mid-DECEMBER...at Vero.... SO it was ALL "unusual"....
It's tough when you sit still for so long...

When we were in the islands... at least you'd go sailing for pleasure and to pumpout the heads....once a week or more... Now... we're fully "composting"... we wouldn't even have to do That.... Anyway... it was a very successful day... (First DAY)...

We anchored at Cocoa FL at 28 20.95 North
080 43.08 WEST....
10 foot water depth.... 80+ feet of Chain....

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