Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

20 December 2018 | WNY -- near Buffalo, NY
16 December 2018 | WNY --
08 December 2018 | St Marys GA
03 December 2018 | St Marys GA
30 November 2018 | North River -- St. Marys GA
29 November 2018 | North River -- at St. Mary's Boat services area
28 November 2018 | North River - St. Mary''s GA
27 November 2018 | North River - in front of the St Marys Boat Services YARD
25 November 2018 | St. Mary's River GA
22 November 2018 | St. Mary's River -- anchored basically in FLorida
21 November 2018 | St. Mary's River - Anchored
20 November 2018 | Fernandina Florida - across from paper plant
18 November 2018 | St. Pierre creek -- off South Edisto river
15 November 2018 | Carolina Beach NC
14 November 2018 | Carolina Beach
14 November 2018 | Carolina Beach NC
12 November 2018 | Carolina Beach NC
11 November 2018 | Mile Hammock Bay

Sassafras River to Annapolis MD

30 October 2020 | Windy Rainy
Dean Perry
The next morning we pulled anchor and set off south under Heads'l and motor....

Wind was with us all day.... NICE trip except for the FOG....Peasoup all day long!!!

Again AIS and RADAR were extremely useful... visibility was about 1/2 mile.... NOT BAD, but too little to relax at the helm....

The fog started to lift just as we passed under the Bay Bridge...Just north of Annapolis.

WE are the only boat anchored in WEEMS Creek... I guess the rest of the PACK, is already very far south....

we listen to their progress on the SSB radio each morning...

WE had a wonderful meeting with Deb Taber, a great friend....
Deb brought us supplies to fix the Perkins overheat problem....

Susan and I also did some shopping... while waiting for Deb... SO...I guess we're ready to head SOUTH...
as soon as "ZETA"clears out of here...

24 hours of rain yesterday...filled water tanks to overflowing...

Reedy Is. to the Sassafras River (in Chesapeake Bay)

30 October 2020 | SASSAFRAS RIVER --
Dean Perry | overcast and windy
We rose early at the Reedy Island anchorage, and left just at dawn....in order to catch the EBB current in the C&D canal...(EBB rushes toward the Chesapeake Bay, from the Delaware)....

BTW... the catamaran that ran up on the breakwall was temporarily patched and made it (with USCG and tow boat US escort) all the way to the marina in the middle of the C&D canal....
with everyone worrying the whole way that the cat. would sink in the canal, creating myriad problems.

Anyway.... we caught the ebb current, and the ebb down the C. Bay... for a lovely trip to the Sassafras river....

anchoring at N 39 21.95 W 075 58.69
near turner creek...
Lovely anchorage...
The only boat (other than locals) anchored at the turn...
The S/v "Windfall" was close, but around the "S" turns....
(Windfall crew are friends with "SECOND WIND".)


Delaware bay --- Cape H to Reedy Island -

29 October 2020 | Reedy Island --- DE
Dean Perry | NICE but very windy... (wind against tide)
we left Cape Henlopen before the FLOOD TIDE because.... it's 59 NM to Reedy from Cape H... and you have to "cover the distance"...no matter if it's efficient or NOT...SO we left early...

We had a nice ride up the Delaware Bay...but the temp. of the engine ran 190 F (but steady) all the way up the Bay.... WEIRD!!!

When we neared the NUC Plant at the top of the Bay.... we heard lot's of activity on the VHF radio... A 42 foot long sailing catamaran had sailed up on the submerged breakwall of Reedy Island...and was taking on water...

A coast guard cutter, guarding the nuc plant, put three small boats in the water... with trash pump to keep the CAT afloat.... Tow Boat US was called....

SO....lots of activity when we got to REEDY...

WE did get anchored just before sunset...
but wild, and BUMPY night followed....
It was a pleasure to leave there in the AM...



Blog UPdate..... NOw in the Chesapeake Bay

29 October 2020 | Cape Henolpen DE
Dean Perry | Sunny
Obviously...Time has passed.... for those readers that frequent this web page.... we are NOW way past the NJ coast line....

Having anchored in the Safe Harbor at Cape Henlopen after the coast passage during the night of Thursday OCT. 22nd....

We had planned to go 'round with another vessel, named "Kismet"... (not the Kismet from the SSB contacts....these folks were pretty new at this off shore stuff)..... anyway... on the way from Atlantic Highlands to the Sandy HOOK channel, AB chose to OVERHEAT....WELL...not exactly OVERHEAT to the point of damage... but run "much higher temp than I would LIKE"....

SO we "exited "state LEFT"...and anchored at the USCG base at Sandy HOOK... where I proceeded to take apart the cooling system.
I did take a few pieces of debris from the system, but in General...it didn't look BAD!!
(this by the way IS NOT GOOD)... when you find a problem you WANT TO FIND a cause...
(this was NOT the case...here)...

So...we put the engine back together and left that afternoon The engine ran 23 hours at between 165F and 170F... SO... I have no idea why it overheated in Raritan Bay... ......????? )

anyway we anchored safefly behind the second breakwall at CApe Henlopen, and "VIOLA"...next to us was s/v Kismet...(having left the previous day)....

Anchored at NN38 47.77 W 075 06.04
Cape Henlopen, DE

We caught some ZZZZZ's.... then put the boat back in order... (wave action, and night passage dishes)....

The next day we caught the flood tide to ride up the Delaware Bay... to Reedy Island anchorage...

the strange thing is that all the way around NJ Engine ran COOL... but all the way up the Delaware it ran at 190F...but steady... (????)



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.....
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