Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

20 February 2013 | VACA Key, Mile marker 50 A1A
17 February 2013 | between Rodriguez key, and key largo
09 February 2013 | No Name Harbor Key Biscayne
08 February 2013 | Key Biscayne
08 February 2013 | Key Biscayne FL
07 February 2013 | Outside NO Name Harbor
06 February 2013 | coconut grove, FL
06 February 2013 | north of Sunset Islands
05 February 2013 | Miami Beach, FL - North of Venetian Causeway
03 February 2013 | Miami Beach
01 February 2013 | Miami Beach FL
31 January 2013 | Miami Beach
29 January 2013 | Lake Worth, FL
29 January 2013 | ICW - Atlantic side
28 January 2013 | Fort Pierce FL
27 January 2013 | Vero Beach
25 January 2013 | Vero Beach, FL
24 January 2013 | Vero Beach FL
24 January 2013 | Vero Beach
24 January 2013 | Vero Beach, FL

new RADAR Head-END for AB

22 June 2021
Dean Perry
We had a burn area in the middle of the screen on our RADAR unit... SO I found this one on eBay.

NICE.... Even takes the GRAPHIC chips from the "slave" radar unit at our NAV station....

AB's New HOME for the 2021 Summer Season

22 June 2021
Dean Perry
this is AB's summer home for the 2021 season...

It's sort of "tight" to our neighboring Power vessel (Brian)... and we "WERE" supposed to move, when the marina manager and workers moved a dock or two.... (move to a wider slip).... BUT........... the way things are (marina overbooked... more renters than slips).... we weren't holding up a lot of FAITH...that a move would happen...

This morning we were told... NO MOVE !!!

BUT with the shear number of large projects to be accomplished this summer (refrigerator; new water pumps for Generator; rebuild of Perkins cooling system; new radar HEAD end; new interior lights (LED's); for galley, and aft stateroom; etc.)
I doubt we'll be coming and going a lot...

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....
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