Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

27 March 2019 | Eastern Harbor - MOW cay
25 March 2019 | eastern Harbor - MOW cay
19 March 2019
16 March 2019 | GTC - Abacos
13 March 2019
28 February 2019 | Green Turtle Cay - Abacos Bahamas
27 January 2019 | Vero Beach FL
22 January 2019 | VerO Beach FL
21 January 2019 | Vero Beach FL
19 January 2019 | VERO Beach FL
16 January 2019 | Daytona Beach
15 January 2019 | Sister's creek
13 January 2019
12 January 2019 | Cumberland Island
12 January 2019 | Cumberland Island GA
20 December 2018 | WNY -- near Buffalo, NY

Running again to the HUDSON River for STORMS

05 September 2021 | Catskill Marina
Dean Perry | Rain
WE ran again with Autumn Borne, to the Hudson River, to accommodate the dockmaster, here at Catskill Marina... for "IDA".

Most of the large boats were either taken out of the water (travel Lift), or asked to leave to minimize the forces on these OLD docks...

Except for the Interruption of PROJECT TIME... it's a good test of whether or NOT the AB is "ready to RUN".... so far she Has BEEN....

We did loose a small inverter (that Powers the aft cabin TV, and entertainment systems)... due to water leaking down one of the cables.... I had spare...

and we lost a coffee percolator (18 years on board).... Started leaking from bottom seam... JUST TIRED, we guess...

Now back at dock, for Labor Day weekend... but Raining now.... HOPE for better weather... but projects continue !!!

New Mantus Anchor ON the AB

22 July 2021 | Catskill NY
Dean Perry | WET season
This is the new Mantus anchor (45 lbs) ON the Autumn Borne's BOW....

It fits much better than the old (18 year) Manson Supreme due to the narrower shank...

The narrow shank allows the anchor to come up farther through our bow roller HOOPS... and have the shank lay parallel to the water...
and IT locks better into our secondary BRUCE.... for no MOVEMENT (while at sea)...

It is, however, still "self deploying" with just a slight "LIFT" of the shank...


More comparison PICS - Mantus vs Manson

18 July 2021
Dean Perry
More comparison PICS of the NEW Mantus anchor versus the 18 year old Manson Supreme (which BY the WAY has served us SO very WELL....)

This is an end view.... of the two/ side by side...

NEW Mantus M1 Anchor for AB

11 July 2021 | Dock at Catskill Marina
Dean Perry | Overcast — rain this PM
Sunday morning.... Woke up to "Good Morning Captain"... (Mike Schmidt was outside... ).... We hooked up his boat trailer... he wanted to take the "chinkatyee" out of the water... (SO I drove the trailer to the POINT... and mike drove the boat...
After that task was completed we went to Lindsies for breakfast...

Then I started on my anchor projects. OUR Manson Supreme anchor was, as MIKE called it, "WORN OUT".... The hoop on the anchor was starting to Rot... and had holes in it.... And the shank, where connected to the swivel was beginning to "change it's cross-section"... i.e. WEARING.... Thin...

SO... this AM, I removed the old anchor and connected OUR NEW Mantus M1 anchor...

They BOTH weigh 45 lbs... BUT when you look at them, side by Side... YOU can see why the Mantus might be a touch better at setting and HOLDING... (larger surface area for the same weight...and the cut at the POINT is sharper... and the larger ROLL BAR... causes 22 lbs of the anchor's 45 lbs to be 'concentrated right ON the POINT of the anchor).

SO... anchor chain is Marked every 25 feet... and ready for another season....


24 June 2021 | Catskill Marina
Dean Perry | Sunny and WARM -- COOL evenings
This is the new Northern Lights Generator Coolant PUMP.... We replaced the last ONE three or four years ago, IN the Bahamas....

It failed at nearly the end of our 90 days in the islands.... BUT I called back to the USA... Ordered and Paid for the replacement.... Mike Schmidt then picked it UP in VERO Beach.... Pete Brocker then delivered said PUMP to the Catamaran "JILLY-Q" (who brought it across the Gulf Stream, but to HOPETOWN harbor... (we were at Man-O-WAR Cay).....
So Jilly-Q gave the PUMP to a fisherman, who's home was on Man-O-War Cay.... and HE and his crew brought it to US.... Lot's of hands...
NICE Work !!!

Anyway... NOW we have this ONE and A SPARE... and also a spare RAW WATER PUMP...
(I asked about a spare STARTER (touch wood here).... $$$ NOT Bad !! BUT... existing still working fine

New Fridge-Freezer in Main Salon -- READY

24 June 2021 | Catskill, NY
Dean Perry
This pic is of Susan standing next to the new Fridge-Freezer.... a Vitrifrigo UNIT (8.1 CU FT)... This didn't look nearly this large in the catalog !!!

IT took four (4) men and Susan to get it down through the Companionway.... and still we scraped the teak on the companionway...

BUT.... IT's down and working (on 120 VOLT)... (we're on Shore Power)..... It has the ability to switch to 12 volt IF `120 is not available... BUT I haven't connected that yet....
I suppose, IF we lost shore power of any significant length of time.... I could connect the new unit, almost immediately to Battery set #2 (Right BENEATH where it's sitting)....

Demolition of the existing Built IN units begins today....
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