Trip Summary: 16 cruising days, 320 miles, 7 nights at anchor, 39 engine hours, average cost per day of cruising - $92, average speed 8.2 MPH, fuel use - 3.15 MPG or 2.6 gallons per hour. The trip started in Solomons, MD and was a counter-clockwise circle up the eastern shore, crossed to Baltimore, then Annapolis and back to Solomons. The road trip was 9,200 miles from Seattle and back, lasting a total of 14 days.
The cruising was cut short due to the heat. In early June, the temperatures were 95 to 100 degrees. Also the Chesapeake is not friendly to smaller boats like Trilogy, There is a reason why 80% of the boats are bigger sailboats and the rest are big go-fast powerboats.