Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

14 February 2021 | Vero Beach FL
12 January 2021 | Mooring 56 - VERO BEACH fLORIDA
11 January 2021 | Vero Beach FL
09 January 2021 | Vero Beach FL
23 December 2020 | mooring 56 Vero Beach FL.
20 December 2020 | Mooring 56 - VERO BEACH fLORIDA
11 December 2020 | Cumberland Island GA
09 December 2020 | Fishing Creek (off St. Pierre Creek) South Edisto river
07 December 2020 | Stono river - South of Charleston SC
06 December 2020 | Minim Creek - on route to Charleston SC
06 December 2020 | Little River Inlet -- Bird Island Anchorage
03 December 2020 | Carolina Beach NC
23 November 2020 | Broad Creek anchorage (Camden Bay) North River
18 November 2020 | Sarah Creek
06 November 2020 | Sarah Creek (off the YORK River VA
01 November 2020 | Solomons MD - Mill Creek
30 October 2020 | Windy Rainy

New Mains'l STRONG TRACK installed

14 February 2021 | Vero Beach FL
Dean Perry
It took, roughly, one HOUR to install the new sail track (Strong TRACK from Tides Marine)... ALL 47 feet 7 inches....

Four 'fellow cruisers' came to assist Susan and I in the install...

As "Bear" would crank me up the mast in our bowswains chair, I would say "UP CHAIR", then I'd say "UP TRACK"... and the two gentlemen and Susan would PUSH the track UP toward me... and I would "guide" the CMPE Track onto every one of 140 SS clips....all the way up the Main Halyard sheave, at the top of the mast.

"EASY peasy"

Monday - Propane - pay BILLS -- RAIN

08 February 2021 | VB
Dean Perry | sporatic Rain today
Very sleepy morning... ONE to sleep IN (late)... super quiet... Until the Morning Radio Net woke me...
Today was "propane day" (i.e. FILL Port side 20 pounder)... We get exactly 75 days out of ONE twenty pound tank.... and about 3 days before it runs out.... we start to smell tiny amounts of gas... (I guess the pressure isn't sufficient at that point to hold stove valves closed)....
Anyway... it's been that way since we've owned Autumn Borne...

Yesterday was "catch rainwater" day...during the storms.... NICE!!

When lightening struck withing 5 miles and the storms were approaching we took the Navigation stuff below and put them into a Faraday CAGE...(otherwise known as a microwave oven)....

On saturday AM...I waxed the entire starboard side of the vessel.... and polished the SS while I was at IT.... But when sitting on the side of the dinghy with my feet in the water, and slightly UNDER the waterline of the AB... I could FEEL the SLIME, and growth with the tops of my feet.... YUCK.... SO I guess it's time to get out the wet suit, and get in the water with a scraper.... clean the bottom, and definitely the Propeller.
Best guess at water temp; about 68F


Covid Vaccines -- for BOaters in FLorida ?

03 February 2021
Dean Perry
WELL... the state of Florida is not a really welcoming place for cruisers.... as the residency requirements for COVID shots, are fairly restrictive.... even IF you're in the 1B catagory...

I think I'll call the TV news station and ask the question.... "what are we to do... ? We pay rent; we buy food, and parts, and make use of all restaurants (that are OPEN).... "

I (dean) might get a vaccine from the Veterans Admin... (Viet Nam VET).... BUT that leaves Susan out...

VERY Frustrating !!!

Friday -- Lazy DAY here at VERO... windy

29 January 2021
Dean Perry | sunny but Very WINDY
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Fair winds, Dean and Susan S/V Autumn Borne www.sailblogs.com/member/autumnborne/Good Morning….  It’sFriday…. STILL pretty windy here in VERO Beach FL…. Nothing compared toyesterday…. I cancelled my trip up the 60 foot mast…(6 stories IF youhave to have a ground based reference)… to put the new “strong track” for themainsail on the mast. SO… Instead of outside work….we defrosted the freezer (theone below the refrigerator, NOT the Engle)… There was a good ½ Inch of ice on the evaporator of the freezer…(probably the result of opening the unit a lot to get ICE cubes)….  (BTW… there are a lot of cruisers who NEVERhave Ice cubes... So that’s a real pleasure for us)… Anyway… to defrost the freezer, I decided to get a bag ofice cubes for the COOLER (into which we put the freezer food while defrosting)…  SO…………….. As long as I had to go to shore forICE… I thought I’d add the three jerry cans of potable water to the AB tanks…andrefill them, WHILE inshore… Water added…trip started… WOW… WIND Blowing about 30 + knows…  white caps inside the harbor here… It was a wild trip…. But made it back with BLOCK of ice… (supposed to be cubes, but solid)… Defrosting went quickly, and the freezer was back in operation in about 1.5 hours…  then throughout the afternoon… I eased the set POINTs down… to their normal range...(being easy on the equipment). Today…. Is a “lazy day”… watching the White HOUSE press briefing….   (which I’m impressed with…. And the actual presidential actions of the WH in the first week in office)…  I think we’ll use a little of the Afternoon… to vacuum seal some of the meats we bought on Wednesday… and put in the freezer….   I’ve been learning some new music, as well… some from John Prine… Some OLDIES…(things that everyone “knows” and can sing at GAM’s).  Another goal is to spend more time with the dobro…   and slide…. SO…………………… On with the DAY…     OH Yes… have to order something from Mantus, and Amazon… Mike and Donna sent us some MAIL….    THIS whole thing to “prove residency” for any upcoming vaccine shots…. The locals are complaining that OUT OF staters are coming to steal their precious “bodily fluids” (aka vaccines).   

Is this ONLY Tuesday -- Dinghy delivered - glasses found

12 January 2021 | Mooring 56 - VERO BEACH fLORIDA
Dean Perry
Is this ONLY Tuesday … Wow….Seems like Friday already…. So Much happened yesterday…
Monday morning’s first project was to top OFF the Mid-ship Diesel Tank Using the fuel in the Jerry cans (deck storage)… then go get more fuel in the cans…. That task would “dove-tail” nicely into taking Skip and Lydia’s dinghy into the main dock for them to use when they got HOME to s/v Pigs FLY, that evening…
So…time flies a bit.. with another project…then we (Susan and I) tow the Pigs Fly dinghy IN, with our own dinghy loaded with garbage bags, and fuel cans….
Everything was going “swimmingly” so far…. We tie their dinghy up near the water dispenser area, so they could easily find it in the dark….. and Susan and I go for FUEL…. $$$ OK… fueled…Then we go for ICE CREAM…(Magnum Bars)… YUMMM BUT……………….. while delivering the Magnum Bars, I leaned down… and DAMN…. Don’t my sunglasses fall into the water (from hanging on my shirt collar, instead of being where they should be … ON MY FACE!!! ) Damn!! Good Glasses too….. So Susan would not let me cross them off to “being an idiot”…. Let’s go get the fish net from the boat… OK… back we go…
Second trip: fishnet would work if I could SEE…the Bottom… Not too deep…. OK…back to the AB for the LOOK-EE Bucket (5 gallon pail with plexi-glas Bottom)….
Wow…. That worked…. Along with the Fishing net…ONE pair of Glasses RETRIEVED !!!! yeah…. Thanks Susan for not letting me “chalk up the glasses as “LOST””
Our mooring neighbors at the end of the field probably wondered what the hell we were up to…. Going back and forth so many times….
THEN “the CALL” from Skip and Lydia….They Blew out a rear tire on their car… which took out some body work, a fuel line, and, OF course the tire. SO they were stuck, near Ocala Florida. We talked a bit about their plans... and whether or not we should go and retrieve the dinghy… we surmised that it would be fine for that night at the dock…. (I hope)…
SO…when writing about the day it seemed pretty straight-forward…BUT living IT… NOT so MUCH!!
It was nice to sit in the cockpit at 1700 hours and have a quiet cocktail… 

Covid vaccines ALL CLaimed again.... (??)

11 January 2021 | Vero Beach FL
Dean Perry | Sunny and WARM
WELL... The covid vaccines in this county are all claimed again.... and it's been seconds...NOT minutes... or hours... I have NO idea HOW these folks are doing this....

By the time WEB page sends me the notice...and I've Already logged ONto the page.... The list IS FULL....

OH WELL... perhaps HERD Immunity will set in...

Yesterday we (Susan, SKIP from s/v MOLLY, and I) gathered on the s/v "Flying PIG"... and assembled Skip and Lydia's dinghy (motor; gasoline/ inflated it / and dropped it in the water... In preparation for their return to Vero today...

Susan and I towed their dinghy back to AB, so we could deliver it to the dinghy dock at any time Skip or Lydia CALL US....

SO.... ON with today's projects....

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.
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Autumn Borne at Cumberland Island anchorage.
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