Some Voyage Statistics

Chart (1) above shows the degree to which the waterway advances you in given five mile stretch – it depicts wiggle if you will. Chart (2) shows the direction the waterway trends over five mile sections compared to the crow-flies course (196º T) to Fort Pierce – wander.

Departed 0658, 12 Nov 2008
Returned 1410, 10 Jun 2009
Engine Hours = 365.7
Fuel Consumption = 354 gallons
Highest Price = $4.00 per gallon
Lowest Price = $1.99 per gallon
Statute Miles per gallon = 6.2
Generator Hours = 149
Fuel Consumption = 29 gallons
Time Under Sail = ~12 hours
Distance Traveled = 2202 Statute Miles (crow flies round trip 1618 SM)
Shortest Day 8 Statute Miles (to get better protection from wind at anchor)
Longest Day 69 Statute Miles (to be able to put our feet up for two extra days at anchor)

The “Anti-podes” of the Trip:

  • 38º 46.521′ N, 75º 58.284′ W
  • 27º 27.029′ N, 81º 30.892′ W

Bridges passed under/through = 203 It’s an odd number because they took one down while we were traveling and this includes repeats where we took side trips

Highest Temperature = 81º F
Lowest Temperature = 26º F
Lowest Chill Factor = 17º F
Highest wind measured at anchor 52 Knots [Cane Patch Creek, GA]
Highest wind measured underway 37 knots [Saint Andrews Sound, GA]
Least wind … come on now, what do you think?

Total Waypoints entered on GPS = 817

Marinas – we stayed at far more than intended because of the cold weather going south and the need to store the boat for trips home.

South Bound

Alligator River Good: fuel price and shelter Bad: finger piers
Morehead City Good: overall facility Bad: price
St James Plantation 😦 an expensive non-marina
Dock Holidays Good: there when there was no place to anchor & Manager Bad: showers
Cooper River Good: clean, well run, safe for the boat Bad: miles from anything through a very bad neighborhood
Beaufort Downtown Good: safe, well run Bad: fouling
Jekyll Island Good: there when there was no place to anchor Bad: restaurant
Beach Marine Good: there when there was no place to anchor Bad: Locked up, took our cart and left while we were doing laundry
Oyster Creek Good: price and manager Bad: dust from the parking lot
Halifax Harbor Good: clean, well run Bad: price
Titusville Municipal Good: clean, well run Bad: high fixed finger piers
Cocoa Village Good: clean, well run, Cafe Margaux nearby Bad: high price
Vero Beach Good: local access Bad: transient slips are very tightly spaced, oyster shell on pilings
Fort Pierce City Good: clean, well run Bad: restaurant noise


Titusville Municipal
Halifax Harbor
Oyster Creek
Brunswick Landing Good: clean, well run, excellent staff Bad: first row of slips very exposed to south
Beaufort Downtown
Hazzard Marine Good: clean, well run, excellent toilet-shower facilities Bad: no minuses
Myrtle Beach Yacht Club Good: clean, well run, excellent toilet-shower facilities Bad: no minuses
Alligator River

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