Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

19 August 2019 | Catskill NY
04 August 2019
28 July 2019 | sunset bay
18 July 2019 | Elma, NY -- Western New York... great lakes region
15 July 2019 | HON
29 June 2019 | Elma, NY
21 June 2019 | HON
03 June 2019 | Catskill NY
17 May 2019 | Bull Creek - OFF Waccamaw River
16 May 2019 | Wynyah Bay SC (near Georgetown)
15 May 2019 | charleston Harbor (SC)
12 May 2019 | North River (near Doboy sound)
08 May 2019 | Pine Island -- North of St. Aug
06 May 2019 | titusville FL

Atlantic Highlands NJ -- Waiting for Weather

21 October 2020 | Atlantic Highlands NJ
Dean Perry | FOGGY...WARM
Autumn Borne is now anchored behind the breakwall, at Atlantic Highlands NJ...

we're waiting for a "little better" sea conditions (not necessarily "weather")...The storm, now located off of Bermuda, is pushing some large swells onto the NJ shore... (NOTHING that would hurt AB, but the boat can always take more than the crew)...

The water we're sitting in is dead calm this AM, but totally FOGGED in.... we can just barely SEE the breakwall, a couple hundred feet away.

Yesterday, I did some minor work on the Perkins Diesel.... I removed the Thermostat ('stat)...(The top of the 'stat was covered in a 1/8" to 1/4 inch of rust colored 'GUNK'...). I think that when the engine is HOT (not overheated) we're circulating BLOCK RUST... and causing an increase in running TEMP....
SO.... We'll try the NJ rounding without the 'stat in the engine... We tested it yesterday, as loaded as we could at anchor.

I then took the rear cover off of the main engine heat exchanger... and removed part of an "old" ZINC that had broken off and fallen into the bottom of the shell and tube heat exchanger.... It really wasn't large enough to cause a REAL problem... but removed it anyway....
The ZINC had already been replaced with new.

the last little item.... I removed and cleaned the Air Cleaner.... (our air cleaner is a perforated SS bucket, that basically keeps small dogs, and children out of the Perkins...)...

the testing of the Perkins went fine.... SO........... I guess we're ready to GO
'ROUND NJ as far as power.... (we'll see)...

the remaining part of the day, yesterday, was spent putting "STUFF" away, in cabinets, or in bags, just in case we get ROLLED a bit during the "rounding"

One of the possibilities this trip SOUTH was to take our daughter and grand-daughter with us on the trip down the Hudson, but our leaving of Catskill NY was so "disjointed".... we couldn't put "all the ducks in a row"...:( Bummer.


STILL here in Catskill NY

16 October 2020 | catskill creek marina
Dean Perry | cool and rainy now.... COLD tomorrow
WELL................. we're still here in Catskill NY; filling AB with fuel; water; food; etc.

WE missed the very "brief" weather window (less than 14 hours of WEST or NW wind) this WEEKEND.... and looking at the upcoming forecasts... on WINDY, SailFLOW, and Windfinder... we're not seeing a lot of possibilities of getting a decent ride around NJ....

SO................... I guess we'll just "stick here" for a while and do some additional boat projects... and see friends and family in the area....

and realize that we'll catch a little OF the NOV weather on the way south.... Later...

at least we won't have to fight for space in some of the anchorages..... HEHEHEHE :)

Sitting here with new heater ticking slowly along (maintaining 21*C in here).... SO that's a good thing.....

new fuel tank for diesel heater

26 September 2020
Dean Perry
this is the arrangement for the new 10 liter fuel tank for the diesel heater.

it's mounted on the aft wall of the engine room... and spaced from the wall by aluminum angle brackets.... The fill nozzle is facing upward so it can be filled by opening the seat hatch above it...

Adding Diesel Heater to AB

26 September 2020 | Hudson River
Dean Perry | fall colors coming out more and more
Shown is the partially installed new diesel heater for the AB.

It's mounted on aluminum angle brackets; cut and bent to fit the angle of the coaming of the cockpit.

The space into which it fits is above the workbench, and 6 kw Generator... it fits wonderfully....

and ductwork (3" dia.) will direct heated air to the main salon.......

We still have to cut the exhaust hole in the side of the coaming for the diesel exhaust (double wall fitting); and pipe the hot exhaust... and then wrap the exhaust pipe with high temp insulation.... (just purchased from Amazon)...

Starting Blog adds for 2020 - 2021 season

24 September 2020
Dean Perry
WELL.... we're starting to look at the blog entries for the 2020-2021 cruising season....

We're installing a new diesel heater in the AB engine room... to heat the boat, (just in case we don't make it all the way SOUTH in time to avoid the cold snaps)....

We'll keep watching the Bahamas notices with respect to the COVID restrictions... and see IF normal cruisers can put all the "ducks in a row" to enter the islands.....

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....
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