Autumn Borne Cruising

CSY-44 Antigua - Hull 001

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)...

Starting Blog adds for 2020 - 2021 season

24 September 2020
Dean Perry
WELL.... we're starting to look at the blog entries for the 2020-2021 cruising season....

We're installing a new diesel heater in the AB engine room... to heat the boat, (just in case we don't make it all the way SOUTH in time to avoid the cold snaps)....

We'll keep watching the Bahamas notices with respect to the COVID restrictions... and see IF normal cruisers can put all the "ducks in a row" to enter the islands.....

anchor chain marking time again

14 September 2020
Dean Perry
out of order.... but it's Anchor Chain Marking Time again.... (seasonal)....
This year we chose ALL YELLOW... industrial, Quick drying "YELLOW".... for all the markings (every 25 feet)....

The "yellow" and the RED seemed to hold up the best.... but RED is harder to SEE paying out over the bow roller, AT NIGHT !!!

SO... yellow it is...

Anchor had it's BLACK touched up too.... Not bad for a mornings work....

blow out vent lines for Fuel tanks

14 September 2020 | Catskill Marina
Dean Perry | Windy day today
Blowing out the vent lines (Scuba tank with air hose nozzle rig)
Re-marked anchor chain Back onboard early this morning, and Magma grille on aft deck cleaned and degreased.
Nothing in vent lines ( fuel tanks )
Cruiser friend (Paul from Minnesota ) coming over shortly with home made wine
Should be a nice afternoon.

BIG Time shopping and PICK UP DAY !!!

12 September 2020
Dean Perry
After the raw water hoses were replaced on the Perkins 4236 (main engine); It was tested and passed... .YEAH !!!
The next day I ran the Northern Lights Generator (6 kW).... to keep that lubricated (upper end).... and to check out that side of the Battery Charger System....

Today (Saturday) was pick up day for the four scuba tanks....( needed Hydro / Visual /and AIR FILLs)... $$$$
But they all passed... so that was GOOD !!!

They were filling them this AM... so Susan and I ran most of the other errands ahead of our visit to the DIVE SHOP..... West Marine (stop for US and "second wind"....) then the PET STORE... for small pet bedding (ASPEN shavings)....; then Drug store (CVS in Scotia)... for prescriptions.... THEN..... FINALLY the Dive Shop....

SO.... Now everything is back on board AB... and we're about to leave for dinner with some fellow boaters.... (Zelkers)....

I think that with all the driving, and shopping today... tonight will be a short one....

More later. PIC shows only a small portion of the hoses that were changed.
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 - Vero Beach 2020 -- projects, and activities
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C-Head Installed in forward head: Composting head installed
host:  Don Polifka : Don listening to Nicki Talley at the Kilted Mermaid (Vero)
Audience: Susan, Earl, and Kathy at the Kilted Mermaid tavern : Listening to music - including claw-hammer banjo
Mister Manatees afternoon
another mr. Manatees afternoon lunch/dinner: lunch / dinner at local rest.
Better shot : Mr. Manatees GAM
Superbowl night with John B. : Superbowl night at the American Pub with John Barbera (s/v Spirit)
Celestial Fix in harbor - : Near shore type shots... everyone a guess as to distance to near shore
Champagna for 52 Anniversary: 52 Anniversary shared with fellow cruisers