Here are some numbers for our travels on FLUKE in 2011. This was by far our longest trip yet. We bought fuel 3 times totaling 1121 gallons at an average cost of $3.51 and burned over 1600 gal.
The fuel usage numbers include the hours running the generator, primarily to recharge the batteries, but sometimes for cooking or laundry. This was significantly less than in the past due to the solar panels. We could definitely see the effectivity of the solar panels drop as the days got shorter and the sun got lower in the sky. The MPG numbers would be higher without the generator.
The days at dock includes all the free docks and the lock walls where we tied up. We paid to stay at a marina dock for 4 nights total while we had the engine worked on and one night when the Champlain Canal closed due to high water. We also paid for 2 nights on a mooring in St Augustine ($42 total).
2011 Trip North Statistics
|Dates||May 10 to Oct 31|
|Days||175 (61 anchor, 105 dock, 4 mooring, 4 at sea)|
|Nautical Miles||3756 (4322 Statute Miles)|
|Nautical MPG||2.34 (2.69 MPG)|
|Generator Hours||144.4 (about 50 min/day)|