Wednesday, 13 November 2019

13th November 2019

Departure Port: Chatham Marina
Departure Time: 10:10
Departure Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
Waypoint 1: Fuel Berth
Waypoint 1 Stop: 10:13
Waypoint 1 Start: 10:22
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 10:35
Destination Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 25:00
Trip Distance (nm): 0.5
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 09:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 1.97
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 16:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 0.25 h
Fuel Remaining: 28.07 L
Fuel Added: 30.04 L

Sky State: Light Clouds
Preciptation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: W
Temperature (c): 6 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1000 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m

Crew Names: Ray & Andy
Cruise Notes: Refueling trip, topped up fuel tanks and added diesel bug killer. Now all work completed for the coming winter months. Before returning to our berth we took a slow run around the marina to warm the engines and check them out.

Meter Reading: 546 Units

Monday, 23 September 2019

23rd September 2019

Departure Port: Chatham Marina
Departure Time: 09:31
Departure Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 09:48
Destination Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 17:00
Trip Distance (nm): 1.7
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 3.94
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 17:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 0.5 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Light Clouds
Preciptation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 4 Moderate Breeze 11-16
Wind Direction: SW
Temperature (c): 20 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1012 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Smooth 0.1-0.5m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette +
Cruise Notes: Following work on curing a vibration on the port shaft we took Kevayling out on a short proving run down Chatham Reach to check if the issue had cleared. Motored through a range of revs and all now seemed in order. Turned and headed back to the marina.

Meter Reading: 543 Units

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

16th September 2019

Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 13:39
Departure Port Location: Gibraltar Ln, Maidstone, UK
Waypoint 1: Allington Lock
Waypoint 1 Position: The Boathouse, Allington Lock, Castle Road, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 13:50
Waypoint 1 Start: 14:06
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 15:56
Destination Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham ME4 4LP, UK
High Water At Destination: 15:03

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 2:17:00
Trip Distance (nm): 12.2
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 16:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 15.78
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 2:01:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 2 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Preciptation: Light Rain
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: N
Temperature (c): 18 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1021 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Moderate 2M-5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + 
Cruise Notes: Following lift in we departed from Allington Marina, passed through Allington Lock and headed back to Chatham Marina. Considerable rubbish in the river as far down as the Hawkwood Stone. After passing Snodland we were passed, at high speed, by a flotilla of high speed army assault craft going up river. Not sure who was more surprised us or the army. A rapid decrease in speed by them and a few exciting moments as we rode the waves! Arrived safely at Chatham.

Meter Reading: 543 Units

Monday, 9 September 2019

9th September

Departure Port: Chatham Marina
Departure Time: 07:43
Departure Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 09:57
Destination Port Location: Gibraltar Ln, Maidstone, UK
High Water At Destination: 10:15

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 2:14:00
Trip Distance (nm): 12.4
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 15.23
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 2:14:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1.93 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Preciptation: Rain
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: SW
Temperature (c): 11 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1020 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Poor 1000m-2M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + 
Cruise Notes: Early morning start in the pouring rain saw us depart from Chatham Marina for the two hour trip up to the non-tidal Medway to be lifted out for the boats annual hull check and service. One of the few trips we've made where nav and instrument lights were required. Even with the poor weather it was a calm, steady motor up to Allington Lock and once through a short distance to Allington Marina.

Plan to be in Allington for a week before returning. 

Meter Reading: 543 Units

Friday, 23 August 2019

23rd August 2019


Departure Port: Chatham Marina
Departure Time: 11:15
Departure Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 11:30
Destination Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham 

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 15:00
Trip Distance (nm): 0.25
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 1.97
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 15:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 0.25 h
Fuel Added: 190 L
Fuel Remaining: 272 L

Sky State: Clear Sky
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: SW
Temperature (c): 26 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1022 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette +
Cruise Notes: Re-fuelled at fuel berth.

Meter Reading: 541 Units

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

31st July 2019


Date: 31 July 2019
Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 11:48
Departure Port Location: Gibraltar Ln, Maidstone
Waypoint 1: Allington Lock
Waypoint 1 Position: The Boathouse, Allington Lock, Castle Road, Maidstone 
Waypoint 1 Stop: 12:02 
Waypoint 1 Start: 12:16 
Destination Port: Chatham Marina 
Destination Arrival Time: 14:11 
Destination Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
High Water At Destination: 13:04

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 2:23:00
Trip Distance (nm): 12.7
Total Waypoint Stop Time: 14:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 16.96
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 2:09:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 2.15 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 4 Moderate Breeze 11-16
Wind Direction: SW
Temperature (c): 19
Pressure (mb): 1013 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Smooth 0.1-0.5m

Crew Names: Ray  + Andy & Anita
Cruise Notes: Return Kevayling to her home berth at Chatham Marina after four days upriver. Loads of debris in the river following a recent storm which made the first few miles somewhat difficult. Hard run against the tide in windy conditions but a safe entry in Chatham Marina none the less. Greeted in the lock by Annette.

Meter Reading: 540 Units


Waiting To Pass Through Allington Lock.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

30th July 2019

View Track: https://boating.page.link/EPURdxqweWkt4R566
Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 08:20
Departure Port Location: 27 Castle Dene, Maidstone 
Waypoint 1: Tovil
Waypoint 1 Position: Bridge Industrial Centre, Wharf Rd, Maidstone  
Waypoint 1 Stop: 08:50 
Waypoint 1 Start: 09:20 
Waypoint 2 Location: Medway Footpath, Maidstone ME16 8GE
Waypoint 2 Stop: 09:45
Waypoint 2 Start: 11:16
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 11:57
Destination Port Location: 27 Castle Dene, Maidstone 

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 3:37:00
Trip Distance (nm): 7.3
Total Waypoint Stop Time: 2:01:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 12.62
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 1:36:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1.6 h
Fuel Added: 0 L


Sky State: Partly Cloudy
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 5 Fresh Breeze 17-21
Wind Direction: S
Temperature (c): 19 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1005 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m


Crew Names:
Ray + Simon Elliott, Hugh Dennis, Cloe + 5 TV Film Crew Cruise Notes:
TV Filming Day - We had been asked to use Kevayling in filming an up and coming TV program, which is why we brought her to the upper Medway this week. I departed from Allington and headed to Tovil to pick up the film crew and presenters of the program (one of which was Hugh Dennis, a well known actor). Having got all onboard we spent the next couple of hours stopping, starting, turning about and repeat cruise passes a site on the river. Finally disembarking at East Farleigh lock.

A great day, a great crew and much fun!


Meter Reading: 540 Units