Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

07 December 2019 | SMBS
06 December 2019 | St Marys GA -- SMBS
04 December 2019
02 December 2019 | St Marys GA -- SMBS
01 December 2019 | SMBS
30 November 2019 | Saint Marys Boat services & Old Saint Marys GA
29 November 2019 | St Marys GA -- SMBS
21 November 2019 | Cumberland Island GA
19 November 2019 | Wahlberg Creek off the Saint Catherines sound
15 November 2019 | Skull Creek
14 November 2019 | South of Beaufort Mooring field (at anchor)
13 November 2019 | Fenwick Island on the South Edisto River
12 November 2019 | Ashley river - Charleston SC
06 November 2019 | Carolina Beach Mooring Field
05 November 2019 | Mile Hammock Bay (USMC)

anchor chain marking time again

14 September 2020
Dean Perry
out of order.... but it's Anchor Chain Marking Time again.... (seasonal)....
This year we chose ALL YELLOW... industrial, Quick drying "YELLOW".... for all the markings (every 25 feet)....

The "yellow" and the RED seemed to hold up the best.... but RED is harder to SEE paying out over the bow roller, AT NIGHT !!!

SO... yellow it is...

Anchor had it's BLACK touched up too.... Not bad for a mornings work....

blow out vent lines for Fuel tanks

14 September 2020 | Catskill Marina
Dean Perry | Windy day today
Blowing out the vent lines (Scuba tank with air hose nozzle rig)
Re-marked anchor chain Back onboard early this morning, and Magma grille on aft deck cleaned and degreased.
Nothing in vent lines ( fuel tanks )
Cruiser friend (Paul from Minnesota ) coming over shortly with home made wine
Should be a nice afternoon.

BIG Time shopping and PICK UP DAY !!!

12 September 2020
Dean Perry
After the raw water hoses were replaced on the Perkins 4236 (main engine); It was tested and passed... .YEAH !!!
The next day I ran the Northern Lights Generator (6 kW).... to keep that lubricated (upper end).... and to check out that side of the Battery Charger System....

Today (Saturday) was pick up day for the four scuba tanks....( needed Hydro / Visual /and AIR FILLs)... $$$$
But they all passed... so that was GOOD !!!

They were filling them this AM... so Susan and I ran most of the other errands ahead of our visit to the DIVE SHOP..... West Marine (stop for US and "second wind"....) then the PET STORE... for small pet bedding (ASPEN shavings)....; then Drug store (CVS in Scotia)... for prescriptions.... THEN..... FINALLY the Dive Shop....

SO.... Now everything is back on board AB... and we're about to leave for dinner with some fellow boaters.... (Zelkers)....

I think that with all the driving, and shopping today... tonight will be a short one....

More later. PIC shows only a small portion of the hoses that were changed.

New freezer condenser FAN installed

04 September 2020 | Catskill Marina
Dean Perry | Sunny and WARM
AS it turns out... installing the new condenser FAN for the Frigaboat condenser was not a big deal, at all.... you just take off the fan shroud (black plastic).... and the fan is attached to it.... just unscrew / unplug the fan from the controller / and replace with the new one.... One / two / three !!!

SO....the OLD freezer is "back in business" !!
Yeah !

AND a new spare fan has been ordered from the dealer... ONE Warning though..... the fan must be one with a 0.38 Ampere Full Load amps... (a lot of pancake type fans have 0.8 +/- amp rating.... they will trip the Frigaboat controller off line)


Freezer condenser FAN - failed completely this AM

03 September 2020
Dean Perry
WELL..... as luck would have it... the OLD Freezer Condenser FAN failed completely this morning...about 1130 hours.... (at least it waited until daylight; usually these things FAIL just before normal bedtime). :(

SO....I have a spare fan... Which I'll install this PM... I hope.... I've never really taken one of these Capri 50 compressor units Apart... BUT, it doesn't look that hard....

I'm thanking my lucky stars that we have the Engle Freezer in the V-Berth... (touch wood here)!!!

the port side of the PERKINS (main engine) has all new hoses on both the coolant and raw water systems..... tomorrow the starboard side...
(I hope)....
The main potable water pump just began to make a strange noise.... It pumps water, same as always..... same rate... same pressure... BUT makes quite a racket.

two flashes on freezer - warning

03 September 2020
Dean Perry
WELL... interesting occurance... AFTER we picked up the 1-1/8 hose from NAPA for the Raw Water hose replacement project... we were doing some small projects around the AB... I noticed that the freezer temperature (the old Frigaboat freezer under the frig... not the new Engle) was rising...

HUMMM then I noticed that controller head end was giving me TWO FLASHES as a malady warning.... Hummm In all the years I've been playing with these systems, I had never seen a two flash warning.... OUT comes the manuals.

two flashes == condenser FAN overload...
Better take a closer look...sure enough... COIL completely covered in DUST.... strange... the Refrigerator unit sitting not two feet way... is clean as a whistle...... SO... vacuum dust... / reset controller / check connections / restart....
WORKS.............. YEaH !!!

NOW ... on to raw water hose replacement
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