Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

29 October 2020 | Reedy Island --- DE
29 October 2020 | Cape Henolpen DE
21 October 2020 | Atlantic Highlands NJ
16 October 2020 | catskill creek marina
26 September 2020 | Hudson River
14 September 2020 | Catskill Marina
04 September 2020 | Catskill Marina
01 September 2020 | Hudson River
24 August 2020 | catskill creek marina
16 June 2020 | HON marina - Catskill NY

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" 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 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

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" 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.....

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)...

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 - Beaufort SC and St. Marys GA
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"Boomer" Nuclear Sub going to sea at Cumberland Island.   Lot
Autumn Borne at Cumberland Island anchorage.
Dinner with Anne and John Fazzio. It was their anniversary.   Dinner at the Fat Tuna, in Georgetown SC.
Thanksgiving Dinner at the Riverside Hotel in St. Marys GA, with great cruising friends. 
(Crews from s/v Ilene, and s/v Summer Wind are present at our table.)
Breakfast with Benny and Lisa in Beaufort SC.  I think it was the Blackforest Cafe
again.... breakfast with the crew from s/v "Rhiannon".