12/1/2010 – The numbers

Siempre Sabado’s non-stop trip from Ensenada to Bahia Los Frailes:

Nautical Miles covered: 767
Trip duration: 6 days, 22 hrs. (or 166 hours)
Sailing time: 100.1 hrs. (60%)
Motoring time (includes motor-sailing): 65.9 hrs. (40%)
Longest uninterrupted sail: 67 hrs. (2.8 days)
Average speed (excludes time hove-to): 4.66 knots
Highest instantaneous speed recorded: 9.1 knots
Average daily run: 111 nm
Engine hours (includes time spent in neutral charging batteries): 75.8 hrs.
Fuel consumption (theoretical): 37.9 gallons (0.5 gal/hr.)
Fuel consumption (actual): 29 gallons (0.38 gal/hr.)

I confess that some of these numbers looked a little too good to me. I was afraid I might be subconsciously skewing them in our favor. But I went back and reevaluated the data. The hard, irrefutable data is that we left Ensenada at 1030 on 11/22/2010 and arrived at Los Frailes at 0830 on 11/29/2010; the engine hour meter read 1197.1 when we left and reads 1272.9 now ( and that includes a little time for anchoring and then re-anchoring); we had 57 gallons of diesel on board when we left and we have 28 gallons now.


About sryoder

Steve & Lulu... retired. Had enough of the cold wet dreary fall/winter/spring in the Pacific Northwest. Bought a boat, fixed it up, sold our home and sailed to Mexico in November, 2010. Been here ever since except for occasional forays to the States (summer only, thank you) to visit the kids, parents and siblings. If you're looking for a sailing blog, this is the wrong place. This is a traveling, hunkering in, eating blog. Sailing is just how we get from place to place when we can't walk.
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