It’s that time again! With November behind us, we look back at the expenses – both routine and extraordinary – that taxed the resources, tickled the palette, and marked our progress through the ICW southward. Enjoy!
Here, presented in no particular order, are some numbers that I found interesting from the month of November, 2016 or – where so noted – since we left Rockland.
1 – The number of SECOND retinal detachments experienced by the crew of s/v Sionna.
1 – the number of non-emergency surgeries experienced by the crew in order to re-attach same. This one looks more likely to succeed.
$7580.00 – The Bill for the second surgery, which I was asked to sign off on before being admitted to the hospital.
$0.00 – The amount we are responsible for this time, because we have health insurance (albeit with a high deductible) through that nasty socialist program, the Affordable Care Act. Otherwise we’d have to sell the boat.
104 – Days since leaving Rockland
57- Days underway since leaving Rockland
17.25 nm (nautical) – Average miles covered per day underway
22.7 gal. – Diesel fuel purchased in November
101 gal – Diesel fuel purchased since leaving Rockland
*9.1 nmpg (10.5 smpg) – Sionna’s average fuel consumption in November, including sailing days
14.4 nmpg (16.7 smog) – Sionna’s average fuel consumption since leaving Rockland
885.5 nm (1017.8 sm) – Miles from Rockland in a straight line.
1457 nm (1675 sm) Miles actually sailed/motored from Rockland
316 nm (363 sm) – Miles to Bradenton, FL (straight line).
530nm (610 sm) – Estimated actual miles to Bradenton
85.2nm (98 sm)- Miles covered in a straight line in November
207 nm (238 sm) – Miles actually sailed in November
12 – Days actually underway in November
**16 – Nights in port (at the dock) in November
14 – Nights at anchor (free!) in November
$330 – Provisions*** purchased
$87.57 – Alcohol purchased (how embarrassing…)
$37.00 – Coffee/pastries purchased (which comes with Wifi!)
$15.91 – Propane for cooking since leaving Rockland
$24.18 – charcoal for heating the cabin
$60.01 – Boat parts/tools purchased
$175 – Diver to fix prop vibration
341amp/hours @ 12 volts (4092 watt/hrs) – amount of solar electricity produced in November
*Note that this is half the miles-per-gallon we reported for the trip as a whole last month. That’s because we motor almost constantly now.
**My eye issue accounts for 16 of those – we usually anchor otherwise.
***Includes food, toiletries, paper products, etc. but not booze