For those number geeks, here is a summary of our 2017 season.
- Start: June 1 Warwick, Rhode Island End: September 9 Goderich, Ontario
- Total number of nautical miles travelled on Gaviidae: 1734.3 nautical miles (1995.8 miles)
- Average travel day on Gaviidae: 31.5 nautical miles
- Maximum travel day (Port Washington, NY to Norrie Point on the Hudson River): 101.6 nautical miles
- Total engine hours (underway and charging): 316 hours
- Total days aboard during trip: 101
- Days underway: 55
- Overnights between June 1 and September 9: 31% anchored out, 8% mooring ball, 61% docked or tied side-to along shore
- Total days onboard for the season: 138 (May 12 – September 26)
Comparing the Seasons
I’ve included the numbers from last year as a comparison. I was actually surprised that we didn’t exceed last year with our marina fees. Then I realized a number of our delays occurred along the Erie Canal at places where the tie-ups were free or virtually free ($10 for electric). For any of you considering the Erie Canal, that is a huge plus!
What we spent on diesel was no surprise. Even when we got to Lake Erie the winds were from the west and we still ended up motor sailing the majority of the time.
|Season Start||June 21||June 1|
|Season End||September 20||September 9|
|Total Days in Season||92||101|
|Total Days Onboard||169 (5/1-10/17)||138 (5/12-9/26)|
|Nautical Miles Travelled||1158.9NM||1734.3NM|
|Average Travel Day||24.7NM||31.5NM|
|Max Travel Day||101.6NM||96.1NM|
|Total Engine Hours||221.2||316|
|% Mooring Ball||4.3%||8%|
|% Side Tie-up||15%|
|% At Dock||46.7%||46%|
|Costs||2016 – G37||2017 – G41|
If you’re curious about any other numbers – just ask. I probably have them recorded!