Oct 16, 2013

Year End Two (well almost)…

We live in a wonderful world that is 
Full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures we can have 
If only we seek them with our eyes open.
Jawaharial Nehru 




Expenses, sailing, and blog Statistics
Sailing:


Description
First Year
Second Year (short 26 days)
# miles sailed
3,419 nautical miles
2,380 nautical miles
# different anchorages
39
31
# of marinas
13
6
% of motoring time
1.7% or 58 miles
1.6% or 38 miles
# of hours sailed
985 hours
637 hours
Longest time in Marina
54 days in Marina La Cruz
26 days in Marina La Cruz
Longest time at anchor in one spot
25 days in Banderas Bay
36 days in Barra de Navidad
Longest time between marinas
46 days
70 days
# of NEW places visited
70-75 (on shore and inland)
37
# days not able to get out of boat due to inclement weather
2
2
Highest # of nautical miles in 24hr
134
121
Highest speed under sail – surfing wave
8.6 knots
9.0 knots
Slowest sail
37 hrs/8 miles (0.2 miles/hr)
1.3 miles/hour
Highest wind under sail
31 knots
28 knots
Highest wind at anchor
46 knots
40 knots
# of days at anchor
164 or 45 %
247or 73%
# of days at dock
142 or 39%
59 or 17%
# of days at mooring
11 or 3%
10 or 3%
# of days in yard (dry dock)
16 or 4%
1 or 0%
# of night sails
32 or 9%
22 or 6%
# of gallons fresh water daily use
5.3 gal (2 adults and 1 dog)
4.8 gal (2 adults and 1 dog)
# of gas for outboard and generator
20 gal (1.67 gal/month)
5 gal (less than ½ gal/month)



Our blog:                                                                                                         


Description
First Year
Second Year
# of page hits to our blog
7,730 or 21/day
7,625 or 22.5/day (339 days, not quite a year)
Most read ‘The dead and fantastical’
Viewed 143 times
Viewed 2,018 times
Traffic sources
US (80%), Mexico (7%), Russia (5%), Australia (2%), Canada (2%), Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Trinidad/Tobago, UK (all 1%)
US (66%), Mexico (12%), Canada (5%), UK (4%), Russia (4%), Germany (3%), France (2%), Ukraine, Poland, Australia (all 1%)


 Where did the money go?
Description
First Year
Second Year
General groceries (food, alcohol, dog food, hygiene products)
36.5%
33.4%
Marina fees
24.6%
12.7%
Transportation – trips other than boat
14.6%
16.8%
Small repairs
9.6%
9.8%
Entertainment – meals, trips, visits
5.8%
14.0%
Clothing, shoes
2.7%
0.7%
Drugs/Dental/Medical
1.6%
1.6%
Fuel – gas/propane
1.6%
0.8%
Information – books, maps
0.7%
1.9%
Laundry
0.6%
0.6%
Communication – phone, Skype, internet, radio (SSB)
0.5%
3.7%
Boat Insurance
0.1% (some was prepaid prior to departure)
1.5%


Lowest expense month
$210.48
$216.90
Highest expense month
$3,125.84
$3,254.98

Year One:  The list above does not include large repairs (new fridge, new paint job, etc for they were accounted for as shakedown projects that should not have to be repeated in the near future). 

Year Two:  Mainsail and track have been purchased – the only large expense that year.  We spend only 33% for large repairs in our second year compared to our first year.  The motor will become an inboard next year.



We have definitely been able to use the money we saved in marina fees towards more inland trips/visits and truly enjoyed that.  Gasoline usage was near nil since we sold the dinghy and only have kayaks to travel to/from boat/land.  With proper usage of our solar panels, we’ve only used the generator as back-up about once a quarter.  Internet is little pricier since we were not at many marinas where it is usually covered in the marina fees. 
We were much closer to budget this year than last.  Hurrah!

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