It’s that time again! We’re snuggled into the anchorage in Fort Myers, Florida, the weather is generally warm (though today it’s 60 degrees and blowing stink), and we’re staying put for a few days. Now that December is history, let’s look back at the milestones and expenses – both routine and non – that marked Sionna’s progress toward warmth and sun.
Here, presented in no particular order, are some numbers that I found interesting from the month of December, 2016 or – where so noted – since we left Rockland In August. Enjoy!
1 – Number of mechanical breakdowns that required quick thinking, nerves of steel, and anchoring in the MIDDLE of the channel on the Intracoastal Waterway.
14 – Nights in port in December
17 – Nights at anchor (free!) in December
135 – Days since leaving Rockland
79- Days underway since leaving Rockland
22 – Days underway in December
24.7 nm (nautical miles) (28.4 statute) – Average miles covered per day underway
1950 nm (2243 sm) Miles actually sailed/motored from Rockland
*493nm (567 sm) – Miles actually sailed in December
40.1 gal. – Diesel fuel purchased in December
127.5 gal – Diesel fuel purchased since leaving Rockland
**15.3 nmpg (17.6 smpg) – Sionna’s average fuel consumption in December
13.9 nmpg (16.0 smpg) – Sionna’s average fuel consumption since leaving Rockland
$40.50 – Coffee/pastries purchased (which comes with Wifi!)
$260.00 – Dining out. It was a rough month.
$15.91 – Propane for cooking since leaving Rockland
$0.00 – charcoal for heating the cabin (It’s been warm!!)
$321.50 – Boat parts purchased in December
$345.05 – Mooring/slip fees for December (when we can’t anchor)
$294.04 – Diesel purchased since leaving Rockland
374amp/hours – amount of solar electricity produced in December
* This is more than twice the mileage we clocked in November.
** A 6 mpg improvement from November. We had better winds to help the engine.
*** Includes food, toiletries, paper products, booze, etc.