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

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.

1st Quarter by the Numbers

So it is official we have spent 3 month onboard Rode Trip already. Boy how the time flies by. I thought that some of our readers may be interested in some of the numbers associated with our trip.

How we got here
Total miles travelled – 1405 nm
Total hours spent motoring -109 hrs
Total days so far – 92 days
Total days underway – 39 days
Average Distance travelled per day – 15 nm
Average Distance travelled per underway day- 36 nm
Average hours of engine time per day – 1.2 hours
Approximate miles of motoring – 545 nm
Approximate miles of Sailing – 860 nm
Longest passage – 56 hours / 280 nm
Shortest Passage – 58 minutes/ 4.1 nm
Nights at a dock – 1
Nights on a mooring – 19
Nights at anchor – 72
Anchor dragged – 1

What it cost
Total amount spent – $7,071
Total amount budgeted – $6,000
$ per Day – $76
$ spent on Groceries – $1,777
$ spent on boat upgrades/maintenance – $2,126
$ on “utilities” propane, cellphone, etc – $443
$ on Diesel – $440
$ for entertainment (not restaurants)- $384
$ spent eating out – $870
$ spent on moorings/dockage – $25

Fishing
Number of fish caught
5 – Mackerel
3 – Pollock
2- Bluefish
3 – Catfish
2 – Squid
1 – Crab
1- Big one that got away
Total money spent on fishing equip ( from entertainment category) – $40
Estimate of money saved on fish meals – $35
So far I would be better off buying fish then lures…but I should be fully stocked now, no more purchases for a while.

Miscellaneous happenings
1 – Summons to Jury Duty
5 – Whales sighted
2 – Pods of dolphins
2- Sharks swimming on the surface
2 – Major canals transited ( Cape Cod and C&D)
13 – Number of total visitors to the boat
6 – States visited ( ME, NH, MA, RI, NJ, MD)

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