From the admin: latest tracks and some stats

Brian and Stephanie just sent me their latest tracks – from Jamaica to Cuba and then from Cuba to the Grand Cayman‘s. I’ve added them to the website and  you can see those tracks by clicking this link.

With those additional tracks, Rode Trip crossed two milestones – their tracks now total 5,002 nautical miles (5,762 statute miles) and a total of 1,114 hours sailed. Their own logs will probably be slightly different, but that’s the totals from the GPS tracks.

There’s now also a total of 271 blog posts, 240 of which have been posted since Launch Day on June 22, 2012.

1st Quarter of 2013 by the Numbers

We’ve been on the boat for just over 9 months now so without further ado, here are the numbers for January – March 2013.

How we got here
Miles travelled – 1012 nm
Hours spent motoring – 76.2
Total days underway – 30
Average Distance travelled per day – 11 nm
Average Distance travelled per underway day- 34 nm
Average hours of engine time per day – 0.8 hours
Approximate miles of motoring – 380 nm
Approximate miles of Sailing – 632 nm
Longest passage – 77 hours / 277.6 nm
Shortest Passage – 120 minutes/ 8.7 nm
Nights at a dock – 2
Nights on a mooring – 15
Nights at anchor – 73

What it cost

Total amount spent – $2,964
Total amount budgeted – $6000
$ per Day – $33
$ spent on Groceries -$1,432
$ spent on boat upgrades/maintenance – $109
$ on “utilities” propane, cellphone, Ice, etc – $175
$ on Diesel – $413
$ for entertainment (not restaurants)- $69
$ spent eating out – $428
$ spent on moorings/dockage – $234

Fishing
I finally have gotten to start using my new pole spear to help supplement dinner, and have been having a great time. Most, but not all of the fish caught were speared.
Number of fish caught
Spiny Lobster – 5
Porgies – 4
Conch – 3
Snapper – 12
Grunts – 4
Grouper – 2
Lionfish – 6

Bycatch – creatures that for whatever reason were captured and then released
Remoras – 2
Conch – 4
Yellowtail Jack – 1

Total money spent on fishing equip ( from entertainment category) – $10
Estimate of money saved on fish meals – $ 360

Miscellaneous happenings
10 – Number of new visitors to the boat
2 – Countries Visited (USA, Bahamas)

We hope you enjoyed this random selection of Rode Trip facts and figures.

2nd Quarter By the Numbers

We’ve been aboard for 6 months now which means it is time for round 2 of by the numbers.
Rode Trip has now travelled 2575 nautical miles during our first six months aboard!

All the rest of the numbers are only for the months of October, November and December

How we got here
Miles travelled – 1259
Days on the move – 33 (36% of the days Rode Trip was on the move)
Miles per travel day – 38
Engine Hours – 113
Engine hours per day – 3.4
Estimated Distance motored – 622 nm
% of Distance travelled under sail – 49%
Miles of Intra-coastal waterway – 912
Ocean Miles -347
Longest Passage – 347 miles in 56 hours
Nights spent at anchor – 66
Nights spent on a mooring- 19
Nights spent on a dock – 6

$What it cost$
Total for the Quarter – $5897
Total Budgeted – $6000
$ per day – $65
$ on Rode Trip maintenance – 1684
$ on Groceries – 1530
$ on Diesel – 421
$ on Entertainment – 145
$ on utilities – 214
$ on Dockage – 199
$ on Eating out – 521

Fishing & Gathering

Blue Crabs – 32
Tuna – 1
Shrimp – 36
Sea Trout – 1
Baby Flounder – 1

Fishing purchases
1 used rod – $3
1 box o’lures (used) – $6
1 polespear (new) – $40
1 cast net (new) – $35

Estimated value of catch
Crabs – $25
Tuna – $40 ( 4lbs of sushi grade! )
Shrimp – $10
Sea Trout – $0 returned uneaten
Flounder – $0 way way way way too small

Total – $75
Total expense in gear – $84
Still not quite breaking even…maybe next quarter

Miscellaneous

Hurricanes weathered – 1
Visitors – 20
States visited – 4 1/2- ( MD, VA, NC, GA) + DC
Highest Wind speed ( from NOAA buoy) – 40kts
Days spent in St. Mary’s, GA – 37
Longest walk to rent a movie – 6 miles