3rd Quarter 2013 - By the Numbers

  Monday, October 14, 2013 / Stephanie / 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

2 Comments

  1. From Dan on Oct 15, 2013
    Nicely done! Wish I was that good @ staying on budget.

  2. From Grey McGown on Oct 15, 2013
    Well done! I'm having a great time following your Odessey....