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SMELLIN da ROSES, Part 2-Statistics.
Smellin da Roses STATISTICS -- 2003 (as of 10/19/03 - last day cruising)
Below is a summation of Part 2 (second year) of our America's Great Loop Cruise (AGLC) statistics for Marge's Barge and Two J's V.
Days aboard the boat = 131 plus Marge's Barge 8 days and Two J's V 9 days at Toledo Beach Marina for recommissioning.
Days Cruising versus Days in Port: 76 days of cruising and 55 days in a marina or stationary. 76 cruising out of a total of 131 from Toledo Beach Marina, LaSalle, MI to Ft. Pierce, FL.
Total number of Statute Miles traveled: 3557
Average number of miles traveled on cruising days = 46.8
Average cruising speed = 9.5 per GPS - the boats tried to maintain 10 mph in open water.
Number of Locks traversed = 33 plus 4 Wicket Dams that we went over and did not lock.
Nights Spent in Marinas: Marge's Barge = 128 at a total cost of: $ 4,355.54 Two J's V = 128 at a total cost of: $ 4,172.37
Nights Spent at Free Docks:= Three (3)
Nights Spent Anchoring out: One (1)
Fuel Consumed (gallons): Marge's Barge (diesel) = 2,289.7 U.S. gallons ( 0.64 gallons per mile ) Includes generator use - ca. 23 hours.
Two J's V (gas) = 4,356 U.S. gallons ( 1.25 gallons per mile ) Plus 24.6 gallons for generator (ca. 13-15 hours) at a total cost of $ 51.88
Average Cost For Fuel: Marge's Barge (diesel) = $1.61 per gallon. Two J's V (gasoline) = $1.91 per gallon.
Fuel Cost (US dollars) and cost per mile: Marge's Barge (diesel) = $ 3,681.22 ($ 1.03 per mile - including generator) Two J's V (gas) = $8,301.09 ($ 2.33 per mile).
Engine Fuel Per Hour: Marge's Barge @ 2,289.7 gallons. Gallons per engine hour (390) = 5.87. Two J's V @ 4,356 gallons. Gallons per engine hour (390.8) = 11.15
TWO J's V -- John and Judy Gill
MARGE'S BARGE -- Howard and Maggie Daniels