Final by the Numbers

With Rode Trip out of the water it is time for one last by the numbers post. Here is the rundown for the entire time we were living aboard Rode Trip.

812 days on Rode Trip
267 days underway
33% days travelling
169 single day trips
98 days underway as part of overnight passage
22 overnight passages
4.5 days average length of passage
111 # visiting people aboard
2 # visiting dogs aboard
17 passages over 200 miles
937 engine hours
4498 miles motored
9353 miles under sail
1.2 nm shortest distance sail
1825.1 nm longest distance sail
72.3 nm average sail
26.2 nm median sail
4.3 kts overall average speed
6.66 kts highest average speed for a passage
41 number of days traveled on ICW
226 number of days traveled on ocean
$ 16,739.00 spent on Rode Trip maintenance, marinas, and gear
$ 11,007.00 spent on groceries, paper towels, and cleaning products
$ 1,441.00 on utilities and data plans
$ 6,108.00 on entertainment/eating out
$ 1,120.00 on clothing/toiletries
8 countries visited
5 logbooks filled

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3rd Quarter 2013 – By the Numbers

The 3rd quarter of 2013 included one of our first large purchases since we’ve moved aboard Rode Trip. Our “new to us” main sail certainly made an impact on our budget during this quarter. We also loaded enough groceries onto Rode Trip to lower our water line a couple of inches. We are FULLY provisioned at this point, and as far as groceries are concerned we could head offshore tomorrow without needing to stop at a grocery store.

How we got here
Miles travelled – 1,759.9 nm
Hours motoring – 101.8 hours
Days underway – 36
Average distance per day – 19.3 nm
Average distance per underway day – 48.9 nm
Average hours of engine time per day – 1.1 hr
Approximate miles of motoring – 509 nm
Approximate miles of sailing – 1,250.9 nm
Longest passage (hours/nautical miles) – 833.5nm / 212 hrs
Shortest passage ( time/nautical miles) – 6.6 nm / 2.0 hrs
Nights at dock – 2
Nights on mooring – 27 ( Thanks Mike!)
Nights underway – 15
Nights at anchor – 47

Despite the fact that Rode Trip sat un-moving for nearly an entire month this quarter the passage to Maine and the passage south to Norfolk really bolstered our numbers to keep our quarterly miles up.

What it cost
Total amount spent – $5,777
Total amount budgeted – $6000
$/day – 63
$ spent on groceries – 2,181
$ spent on boat upgrades/maintenance – 1,156
$ spent on “utilities” (propane, cell phone, ice etc. ) – 182
$ spent on diesel – 301
$ for entertainment (not restaurants) – 106
$ eating out – 323
$ spent moorings/dockage – 0

This quarter’s budget was dominated by a couple of large expenses including our main sail and land travel to Pennsylvania to visit our families.  In addition we have the boat FULLY re-provisioned from Portsmouth. We knew the best places to really stock up on the items that we use the most. We should really see our grocery bills drop off in the coming months.

Miscellaneous

New visitors to Rode Trip – 5
Number of countries visited – 2 (Bermuda, USA)
Teeth cleaned – 56 – Took advantage of being near our dentist.
New babies met – 4
Fish caught – 1

By the Numbers – 2nd Quarter 2013

During the second quarter of 2013 Rode Trip finally moved on from the Bahamas. We missed the great fishing, but really enjoyed being in so many new places. Our big U-turn at Grand Cayman had us spend a lot of money provisioning and preparing the boat for a transatlantic crossing. Approximately half the money spent this quarter was spent during our 2-week stay in Cayman.

How we got here
Miles travelled – 3,000.6 nm
Hours motoring – 30.4 hours
Days underway – 40
Average distance per day – 33.0 nm
Average distance per underway day – 75 nm
Average hours of engine time per day – 0.3 hr
Approximate miles of motoring – 152 nm
Approximate miles of sailing – 2848.6 nm
Longest passage (hours/nautical miles) – 1,824.6nm / 389.25 hrs
Shortest passage ( time/nautical miles) – 12.2 nm / 3.0 hrs
Nights at dock – 6
Nights on mooring – 12
Nights at anchor – 73

What it cost
Total amount spent – $4,008
Total amount budgeted – $6000
$/day – $44
$ spent on groceries – $1,342.66
$ spent on boat upgrades/maintenance – $650
$ spent on “utilities” (propane, cell phone, ice etc. ) – $70
$ spent on diesel – $96
$ for entertainment (not restaurants) – $100
$ eating out – $864
$ spent moorings/dockage – $300

Miscellaneous
Number of countries visited – 5 (Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba, Cayman, Bermuda)
New visitors to the boat – 4
Days traveling by moped – 2
Number of waterspouts spotted – 3
Number of officials aboard Rode Trip to clear in and out of countries -17 + 2 official dogs
Nights spent away from Rode Trip (gasp!) – 4