Start 8/8/17: Manitowoc, WI
End: 9/7/17: Chicago, IL (Dusable Marina).
Major Milestones:

  • Mast off boat in preparation for river portion of trip
  • Great Lakes portion of trip complete
  • Three states. Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. But to be honest, Indiana is sketchy. We passed the border between Illinois and Indiana when we took the boat to get the mast unstepped (going into Calumet Harbor). But never actually put our feet in Indiana.

Total miles to date: 1,718.69. Yes. I keep mileage to the nearest 100th and it is accurate (as far as you know)
Total miles this month: 169.52. We have basically stopped this month. Want to spend time in Wisconsin and we aren’t rushing to hit the rivers and get to the gulf until AFTER hurricane season.
Total moving time: 35.68 hours over 6 (count ‘em SIX) days. 24 stationary days.
Average Speed: 5.6 kts. Definitely picked up the speed with sails and fair winds (sometimes).
Average miles/Day on the loop: 14.3
Longest Miles in a day: 45.5. Sheboygan to Milwaukee.
Longest duration in a day: 8:33. Sheboygan to Milwaukee.
Number of amusement parks: 2 (not counting Great Wolf Lodge [hell] in this total).
Rental Car miles: 1,302.
Rental Bike Miles: 30ish
Number of uber/lyft rides: 4
Number of nights we stayed off boat: 3 (Crashed at Kittells and two nights at GWL).
Number of kennel nights for Lucky: 3.
Number of animals on the boat at the end of the month: 2.
Pounds of hair Sidney has pulled off of his body. Seems like 17. Hair is all over our boat.
Days with rain: 6 out of 30. We have finally gotten some sunny weather!!
Number of gallons of gas: 28.8. Only filled up once
Number of gallons of diesel: 0. If we don’t anchor, don’t need generator!
Fuel usage: A ridiculous .7 gal per hour when using both engines.
Number of oil changes: 1.
Number of pump outs: 2. Staying at marinas helps!
Number of pounds gained: 20(ish). After losing weight in Canada, we are in the land of cheese, fried cheese curds, sausage, bratwurst and deep dish pizzas. We need to get on the rivers to get away from the bad food!
Number of fish fries: 1. And it was spectacular.
Number of haircuts: 1. Jan went in for a trim. AJ and I are beginning to look as if tumbleweeds have lodged on the top of our skulls.
Number of dental appointments: 1 each. Gotta keep the teeth clean!
Number of visitors on the boat: 15. Some overnighters, some not, but lots of time cleaning boat in preparation.