Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Winter Fuel Run

 


For full trip details click on map.

Trip Data
Engine Hours (H.mm): 0.26
Trip Duration (H.mm): 2.11
Fuel Used: 6.38 ltrs
Distance: 3.7 nm
Average Speed: 4.2 kts
Maximum Speed: 5.5 kts

Device: samsung SM-A135F
Recorded with Nebo Marine Log
https://nebo.global

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Birthday Cruise To Tovil


Birthday Cruise
11:35 - 12:53 17/08/2022

Distance: 5.2 NM
Duration: 01:05:03
Recorded time: 01:18:03
Idle time: 00:13:00

Average speed: 4 Kt
Top speed: 5.5 Kt

Device: samsung SM-A135F
Recorded with Mariner GPS Dashboard
https://watchandnavy.com/rams-mariner
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17 Aug 2022
Crew: Ray, Annette, Cindy, Tommie, Marci & Millie
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Automatic entry at 11:35

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 293° NW
Elapsed time: 0h 00
Elapsed distance: 0 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 00

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 22.8 °C (Feels like 22.7 °C)
Wind: 3.5 Kt / 13° N
Cloud coverage: 44%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 58%
Pressure: 1008 hPa

Notes: Journey started
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Automatic entry at 11:48

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 0° N
Elapsed time: 0h 13
Elapsed distance: 0 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 13

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 22.8 °C (Feels like 22.7 °C)
Wind: 3.5 Kt / 13° N
Cloud coverage: 44%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 58%
Pressure: 1008 hPa

Notes: Departed from Allington Marina for a short birthday trip for Millie in celebration of her birthday on the 18th August. Along with Millie was Marci, her sister, Tommie & Cindy. The plan is to cruise upriver for half an hour, turn and head back down river.
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Automatic entry at 11:55

Position: 51°17'11" N, 0°30'31" E
Heading: 148° SE
Elapsed time: 0h 20
Elapsed distance: 0.6 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 20

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 23.1 °C (Feels like 22.9 °C)
Wind: 5.2 Kt / 68° E
Cloud coverage: 44%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 56%
Pressure: 1008 hPa
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Automatic entry at 12:05

Position: 51°16'26" N, 0°31'3" E
Heading: 194° S
Elapsed time: 0h 30
Elapsed distance: 1.5 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 30

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 23.1 °C (Feels like 22.9 °C)
Wind: 5.2 Kt / 68° E
Cloud coverage: 44%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 56%
Pressure: 1008 hPa

Note: Marci takes a turn on the helm and learns to steer a boat (very well too).
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Automatic entry at 12:15

Position: 51°15'56" N, 0°30'30" E
Heading: 268° W
Elapsed time: 0h 40
Elapsed distance: 2.3 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 0h 40

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 23.1 °C (Feels like 22.9 °C)
Wind: 5.2 Kt / 68° E
Cloud coverage: 44%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 56%
Pressure: 1008 hPa
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Manual entry at 12:19

Position: 51°15'56" N, 0°30'32" E
Heading: 79° E
Elapsed time: 0h 44
Elapsed distance: 2.3 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 44

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 23.1 °C (Feels like 22.9 °C)
Wind: 5.2 Kt / 68° E
Cloud coverage: 44%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 56%
Pressure: 1008 hPa

Notes: Turned at Tovil just past Maidstone and headed downriver. 
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Automatic entry at 12:25

Position: 51°16'18" N, 0°31'6" E
Heading: 315° NW
Elapsed time: 0h 50
Elapsed distance: 3.1 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 50

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 23.1 °C (Feels like 22.9 °C)
Wind: 5.2 Kt / 68° E
Cloud coverage: 44%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 56%
Pressure: 1008 hPa

Notes: Millie takes a turn at learning to steer a boat (also very well done).
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Automatic entry at 12:35

Position: 51°17'5" N, 0°30'42" E
Heading: 304° NW
Elapsed time: 1h 00
Elapsed distance: 4 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 1h 00

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 23.1 °C (Feels like 22.9 °C)
Wind: 5.2 Kt / 68° E
Cloud coverage: 44%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 56%
Pressure: 1008 hPa
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Manual entry at 12:45

Position: 51°17'43" N, 0°30'30" E
Heading: 291° W
Elapsed time: 1h 10
Elapsed distance: 4.9 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 1h 10

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 23.1 °C (Feels like 22.9 °C)
Wind: 5.2 Kt / 68° E
Cloud coverage: 44%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 56%
Pressure: 1008 hPa

Notes: Turn at Allington Lock and headed home to Allington Marina.
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Automatic entry at 12:53

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 0° N
Elapsed time: 1h 18
Elapsed distance: 5.2 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 1h 18
Fuel: 184.25 - 9.75 = 174.50 Ltrs

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 23.1 °C (Feels like 22.9 °C)
Wind: 5.2 Kt / 68° E
Cloud coverage: 44%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 56%
Pressure: 1008 hPa

Notes: Arrived back in our home berth after a lovely river cruise.
Trip completed.
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New crew under instruction.

Marci on the helm going upriver.

Millie on the helm coming back downriver.







Sunday, 17 July 2022

Long Round Trip To East Farleigh

 


Long Round Trip To East Farleigh
10:43 - 13:38 17/07/2022

Distance: 8 NM
Duration: 02:55:32
Recorded time: 01:53:46
Idle time: 01:01:46

Average speed: 4 Kt
Top speed: 6 Kt

Device: samsung SM-T500
Recorded with Mariner GPS Dashboard
https://watchandnavy.com/rams-mariner
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17 Jul 2022
Crew: Ray, Annette & Noah
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Manual entry at 10:43

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 99° E
Elapsed time: 0h 00
Elapsed distance: 0 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 00

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 25.0 °C (Feels like 24.7 °C)
Wind: 4.4 Kt / 145° SE
Cloud coverage: 44%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 46%
Pressure: 1022 hPa

Notes: Engine on
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Manual entry at 11:00

Position: 51°17'43" N, 0°30'27" E
Heading: 101° E
Elapsed time: 0h 16
Elapsed distance: 0.4 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 16

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 25.0 °C (Feels like 24.7 °C)
Wind: 4.4 Kt / 145° SE
Cloud coverage: 44%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 46%
Pressure: 1022 hPa

Notes: Departed Allington Marina and headed to Allington Lock. Turned at Allington Lock without mooring, heading upriver to East Farleigh
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Manual entry at 11:46

Position: 51°15'19" N, 0°29'10" E
Heading: 270° W
Elapsed time: 1h 02
Elapsed distance: 4 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 1h 03

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 25.0 °C (Feels like 24.7 °C)
Wind: 4.4 Kt / 145° SE
Cloud coverage: 44%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 46%
Pressure: 1022 hPa

Notes: Engine off. 
Moored up at East Farleigh for a short time to show Noah the lock. Assisted in lock operation as a narrow boat was passing through.
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Manual entry at 11:57

Position: 51°15'19" N, 0°29'10" E
Heading: 129° SE
Elapsed time: 1h 13
Elapsed distance: 4 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 1h 03

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 28.0 °C (Feels like 28 °C)
Wind: 4.4 Kt / 145° SE
Cloud coverage: 20%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 46%
Pressure: 1022 hPa

Notes: Engine on
Depart East Farleigh Lock heading down river to Maidstone. People swimming in the river due to the high temperatures advised them of narrow boat approaching.
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Manual entry at 12:23

Position: 51°16'16" N, 0°31'9" E
Heading: 90° E
Elapsed time: 1h 39
Elapsed distance: 5.8 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 1h 03

Weather: Clear sky
Temperature: 29 °C (Feels like 29 °C)
Wind: 4.4 Kt / 145° SE
Cloud coverage: 15%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 46%
Pressure: 1022 hPa

Notes: Engine off
Moored in Maidstone Lock Meadow for lunch under the shade of the tree, weather very hot.
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Manual entry at 13:07

Position: 51°16'16" N, 0°31'9" E
Heading: 42° NE
Elapsed time: 2h 23
Elapsed distance: 5.9 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 1h 03

Weather: Clear sky
Temperature: 29 °C (Feels like 29 °C)
Wind: 4.4 Kt / 145° SE
Cloud coverage: 15%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 46%
Pressure: 1022 hPa

Notes: Engine on
Depart Maidstone heading down river, plan to turn again at Allington Lock.
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Manual entry at 13:38

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 180° S
Elapsed time: 2h 54
Elapsed distance: 8 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 1h 03
Fuel: 198.35 - 14.10 = 184.25 Ltrs

Weather: Clear sky
Temperature: 29 °C (Feels like 29 °C)
Wind: 4.4 Kt / 145° SE
Cloud coverage: 10%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 46%
Pressure: 1022 hPa

Notes: Engine off
Arrived at home berth after turning at Allington Lock without mooring. Good trip out and gave Noah a turn on the helm.
Trip complete.
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Sunday, 3 July 2022

Round Trip To East Farleigh

 


Round Trip To East Farleigh
10:48 - 12:42 03/07/2022

Distance: 7.5 NM
Duration: 01:53:21
Recorded time: 01:53:21
Idle time: 00:00:00

Average speed: 4 Kt
Top speed: 6 Kt

Device: samsung SM-T500
Recorded with Mariner GPS Dashboard
https://watchandnavy.com/rams-mariner
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03 Jul 2022
Crew: Ray & Annette
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Manual entry at 10:50

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 51° NE
Elapsed time: 0h 01
Elapsed distance: 0 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 00

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 18.8 °C (Feels like 18.1 °C)
Wind: 4.4 Kt / 227° SW
Cloud coverage: 27%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 53%
Pressure: 1015 hPa

Notes: Engine on
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Manual entry at 10:54

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 21° N
Elapsed time: 0h 04
Elapsed distance: 0 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 03

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 18.8 °C (Feels like 18.1 °C)
Wind: 4.4 Kt / 227° SW
Cloud coverage: 27%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 53%
Pressure: 1015 hPa

Notes: Departed from Allington Marina heading upriver towards East Farleigh.
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Manual entry at 11:45

Position: 51°15'19" N, 0°29'10" E
Heading: 270° W
Elapsed time: 0h 55
Elapsed distance: 3.5 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 54

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 18.8 °C (Feels like 18.1 °C)
Wind: 4.4 Kt / 227° SW
Cloud coverage: 27%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 53%
Pressure: 1015 hPa

Notes: Turned at East Farleigh Lock without mooring.
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Manual entry at 12:33

Position: 51°17'43" N, 0°30'27" E
Heading: 89° E
Elapsed time: 1h 44
Elapsed distance: 7.2 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 1h 43

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 18.8 °C (Feels like 18.1 °C)
Wind: 4.4 Kt / 227° SW
Cloud coverage: 27%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 53%
Pressure: 1015 hPa

Notes: Turned at Allington Lock without mooring.
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Manual entry at 12:41

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 270° W
Elapsed time: 1h 51
Elapsed distance: 7.5 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 1h 51
Fuel: 212.45 - 14.10 = 198.35

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 18.8 °C (Feels like 18.1 °C)
Wind: 4.4 Kt / 227° SW
Cloud coverage: 27%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 53%
Pressure: 1015 hPa

Notes: Arrived back in Allington Marina. Good trip on a very busy river today, lots of craft of all type on the water enjoying the sunshine.
Engine off
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Friday, 1 July 2022

Maidstone Lunch Trip


Maidstone Lunch Trip
11:08 - 13:12 01/07/2022

Distance: 4.2 NM
Duration: 02:03:47
Recorded time: 01:05:51
Idle time: 00:57:56

Average speed: 3 Kt
Top speed: 6 Kt

Device: samsung SM-A135F
Recorded with Mariner GPS Dashboard
https://watchandnavy.com/rams-mariner
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01 Jul 2022
Crew: Ray & Annette
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Manual entry at 11:09

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 0° N
Elapsed time: 0h 00
Elapsed distance: 0 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 00

Weather: Few clouds
Temperature: 18.5 °C (Feels like 17.8 °C)
Wind: 7.8 Kt / 192° S
Cloud coverage: 13%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 53%
Pressure: 1012 hPa

Notes: Depart Allington heading to Maidstone for a lunch trip onboard, taking John with us and setting him down at the Archbishops Palace.
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Manual entry at 11:45

Position: 51°16'26" N, 0°31'4" E
Heading: 0° N
Elapsed time: 0h 36
Elapsed distance: 2.2 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 0h 34m

Weather: Few clouds
Temperature: 18.5 °C (Feels like 17.8 °C)
Wind: 7.8 Kt / 192° S
Cloud coverage: 13%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 53%
Pressure: 1012 hPa

Notes: Dropped John off at the Archbishops Palace and on moving away from the wall Annette noticed a large metal spike sticking out of the water. Took avoiding action and in doing so scrapped the port trim tab along the wall. A quick check proved no serious damage. Moored up in Maidstone for lunch.
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Manual entry at 12:42

Position: 51°16'24" N, 0°31'6" E
Heading: 0° N
Elapsed time: 1h 33
Elapsed distance: 2.2 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 34m

Weather: Few clouds
Temperature: 18.5 °C (Feels like 17.8 °C)
Wind: 7.8 Kt / 192° S
Cloud coverage: 13%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 53%
Pressure: 1012 hPa

Notes: Engine on.
Depart Maidstone heading back to the marina via Allington Lock.
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Manual entry at 13:12

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 0° N
Elapsed time: 2h 02
Elapsed distance: 4.2 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 1h 5m
Fuel: 220.55 - 8.10 = 212.45

Weather: Few clouds
Temperature: 18.5 °C (Feels like 17.8 °C)
Wind: 7.8 Kt / 192° S
Cloud coverage: 13%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 53%
Pressure: 1012 hPa

Notes: Engine off.
Arrived back at Allington Marina.
Trip completed. Environment Agency informed of obstruction at the Archbishops Palace.
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Sunday, 5 June 2022

Memorial and Jubilee Cruise


Memorial and Jubilee Cruise
11:12 - 12:52 04/06/2022

Distance: 3.6 NM
Duration: 01:40:37
Recorded time: 01:17:26
Idle time: 00:23:11

Average speed: 3 Kt
Top speed: 5 Kt

Device: HMD Global Nokia 3.1
Recorded with Mariner GPS Dashboard
https://watchandnavy.com/rams-mariner
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04 Jun 2022
Crew: Ray, Annette, Cymantha, Stewart, Andy & Anita
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Manual entry at 11:13

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 0° N
Elapsed time: 0h 00
Elapsed distance: 0 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 00

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 14.6 °C (Feels like 13.8 °C)
Wind: 5.2 Kt / 83° E
Cloud coverage: 98%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 64%
Pressure: 1017 hPa

Notes: Depart Allington Marina heading upriver for Maidstone to prepare for a joint memorial and jubilee cruise back down river. The memorial part of the cruise will be to salute two well known river personalities who have recently passed. The jubilee part is to mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne. 
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Manual entry at 11:39

Position: 51°16'29" N, 0°31'3" E
Heading: 0° N
Elapsed time: 0h 26
Elapsed distance: 1.4 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 0h 26

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 14.6 °C (Feels like 13.8 °C)
Wind: 8 Kt / 83° E
Cloud coverage: 98%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 64%
Pressure: 1017 hPa

Notes: Arrived Maidstone with many other vessels from all along the river, most berths occupied so boats had to raft, we moored on the West side against the wall. At midday all boats sounded their horns in a long blast in salute to the Queen. 
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Manual entry at 12:07

Position: 51°16'27" N, 0°31'3" 
Heading: 192° S
Elapsed time: 0h 54
Elapsed distance: 1.5 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 26

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 14.6 °C (Feels like 13.8 °C)
Wind: 8 Kt / 83° E
Cloud coverage: 98%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 64%
Pressure: 1017 hPa

Notes: Departed from Maidstone heading down river led by the Allington Belle. Counted some 36 boats in all, most dressed overall, a grand flotilla.
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Manual entry at 12:52

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 0° N
Elapsed time: 1h 39
Elapsed distance: 3.6 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 1h 17
Fuel: 230.15 - 9.6 = 220.55 Ltrs remaining.

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 14.6 °C (Feels like 13.8 °C)
Wind: 11 Kt / 83° E
Cloud coverage: 98%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 64%
Pressure: 1017 hPa

Notes: The flotilla turned at Allington Lock before dispersing to their various marinas and moorings. We returned to Allington Marina. Cruise completed.
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Saturday, 14 May 2022

Shakedown Cruise Against The Tide


Shakedown Cruise 2022
11:02 - 14:07 14/05/2022

Distance: 13.4 NM
Duration: 03:05:50
Recorded time: 03:05:50
Idle time: 00:00:00

Average speed: 4 Kt
Top speed: 8 Kt

Device: HMD Global Nokia 6.1
Recorded with Mariner GPS Dashboard
https://watchandnavy.com/rams-mariner
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14 May 2022
Crew Onboard: Ray, Annette, Andy & Anita
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Manual entry at 11:03

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 32° NE
Elapsed time: 0h 00
Elapsed distance: 0 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 00

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 17.1 °C (Feels like 16.4 °C)
Wind: 2.6 Kt / 174° S
Cloud coverage: 50%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 58%
Pressure: 1018 hPa

Notes:
Departed Allington Marina on a tidal shakedown cruise. Leaving the non-tidal Medway through Allington Lock and heading down river against the incoming tide. Running for approx. 1.25 hours then turning and heading back upriver against the turning ebbing tide.
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Manual entry at 11:15

Position: 51°17'43" N, 0°30'16" E
Heading: 212° SW
Elapsed time: 0h 12
Elapsed distance: 0.4 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 12

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 17.1 °C (Feels like 16.4 °C)
Wind: 2.6 Kt / 174° S
Cloud coverage: 50%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 58%
Pressure: 1018 hPa

Notes:
Passed through Allington Lock onto the tidal section heading downriver.
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Manual entry at 12:31

Position: 51°21'26" N, 0°27'8" E
Heading: 138° SE
Elapsed time: 1h 28
Elapsed distance: 6.6 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 1h 28

Weather: Clear sky
Temperature: 22 °C (Feels like 21 °C)
Wind: 2.6 Kt / 174° S
Cloud coverage: 10%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 58%
Pressure: 1018 hPa

Notes:
Turned at Wouldham (Elmshaven Marina) and after a short break headed back up river, now against the ebbing tide.
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Manual entry at 13:52


Position: 51°18'5" N, 0°28'53" E
Heading: 100° E
Elapsed time: 2h 36
Elapsed distance: 11.9 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 2h 49

Weather: Clear sky
Temperature: 23 °C (Feels like 23 °C)
Wind: 2.6 Kt / 174° S
Cloud coverage: 0%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 58%
Pressure: 1018 hPa

Notes:
Called Allington Lock on CH 80. Advising of approach to lock, advised to hold to let a vessel out of the lock.
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Manual entry at 13:59

Position: 51°17'43" N, 0°30'16" E
Heading: 17° N
Elapsed time: 2h 50
Elapsed distance: 13 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 2h 55

Weather: Clear sky
Temperature: 23 °C (Feels like 23 °C)
Wind: 2.6 Kt / 174° S
Cloud coverage: 0%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 58%
Pressure: 1018 hPa

Notes:
Passed through Allington Lock heading upriver to our marina.
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Manual entry at 14:07

Position: 51°17'33" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 212° SW
Elapsed time: 3h 05
Elapsed distance: 13.4 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 3h 04
Fuel State: 252.66 - 22.50 = 230.15 Ltrs remaining.

Weather: Scattered clouds
Temperature: 23 °C (Feels like 23 °C)
Wind: 2.6 Kt / 174° S
Cloud coverage: 0%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 58%
Pressure: 1018 hPa

Notes:
Arrived back in home berth after a great run out giving the engines a good work up and run out.
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Some of the crew (Annette & Andy) taking time out from deck duties.

Anita takes her turn at the helm.



Monday, 18 April 2022

Easter River Cruise



Easter River Cruise 2022
11:01 - 13:28 18/04/2022

Distance: 7.6 NM
Duration: 02:26:48
Recorded time: 01:44:19
Idle time: 00:42:28

Average speed: 4 Kt
Top speed: 7 Kt

Device: HMD Global Nokia 6.1
Recorded with Mariner GPS Dashboard
https://watchandnavy.com/rams-mariner
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18 Apr 2022
Crew Onboard: Ray & Annette
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Manual entry at 11:03

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 212° SW
Elapsed time: 0h 00
Elapsed distance: 0 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 00

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 14.7 °C (Feels like 13.8 °C)
Wind: 2.6 Kt / 203° SW
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 59%
Pressure: 1014 hPa

Notes: 
Following a busy weekend working on the aft cabin we finally made time for a river cruise. Planned cruise upriver to East Farleigh Lock then back to Maidstone for lunch.
Departed for home berth.
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Manual entry at 11:32

Position: 51°16'0" N, 0°30'56" E
Heading: 262° W
Elapsed time: 0h 30
Elapsed distance: 2 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 28

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 14.7 °C (Feels like 13.8 °C)
Wind: 2.6 Kt / 203° SW
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 59%
Pressure: 1014 hPa

Notes: 
Passed large group of paddle boarders, gave them a toot as we approached from behind and they moved over to the starboard side. Slowed to 3kts and thanked them as we passed. Nice to be all working and enjoying the river as we should.
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Manual entry at 11:50

Position: 51°15'18" N, 0°29'10" E
Heading: 352° N
Elapsed time: 0h 48
Elapsed distance: 3.5 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 47

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 14.7 °C (Feels like 13.8 °C)
Wind: 2.6 Kt / 203° SW
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 59%
Pressure: 1014 hPa

Notes: 
Turned at East Farleigh Lock without mooring.
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Manual entry at 12:17

Position: 51°16'25" N, 0°31'4" E
Heading: 106° E
Elapsed time: 1h 14
Elapsed distance: 5.5 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 1h 14

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 14.7 °C (Feels like 13.8 °C)
Wind: 2.6 Kt / 203° SW
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 59%
Pressure: 1014 hPa

Notes: 
Moored at Maidstone Fairmeadow for lunch.
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Manual entry at 13:00

Position: 51°16'25" N, 0°31'4" E
Heading: 155° SE
Elapsed time: 1h 58
Elapsed distance: 5.5 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 1h 57

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 14.7 °C (Feels like 13.8 °C)
Wind: 2.6 Kt / 203° SW
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 59%
Pressure: 1014 hPa

Notes: 
Departed Maidstone and headed downriver to Allington Lock.
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Manual entry at 13:21

Position: 51°17'43" N, 0°30'25" E
Heading: 115° SE
Elapsed time: 2h 19
Elapsed distance: 7.2 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 2h 17

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 14.7 °C (Feels like 13.8 °C)
Wind: 2.6 Kt / 203° SW
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 59%
Pressure: 1014 hPa

Notes: 
Turned at Allington Lock without mooring.
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Manual entry at 13:28

Position: 51°17'32" N, 0°30'45" E
Heading: 129° SE
Elapsed time: 2h 26
Elapsed distance: 7.6 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 2h 24

Fuel State: 265.6 - 12.97 = 252.66 Ltrs remaining

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 14.7 °C (Feels like 13.8 °C)
Wind: 2.6 Kt / 203° SW
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 59%
Pressure: 1014 hPa

Notes: 
Arrived at our home berth. 
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Friday, 18 March 2022

First River Cruise to Maidstone


First Maidstone 2022
14:02 - 15:16 18/03/2022

Distance: 3.5 NM
Duration: 01:13:46
Recorded time: 00:51:08
Idle time: 00:22:38

Average speed: 4 Kt
Top speed: 7 Kt

Device: HMD Global Nokia 6.1
Recorded with Mariner GPS Dashboard
https://watchandnavy.com/rams-mariner
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18 Mar 2022
Crew Onboard: Ray & Annette
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Manual entry at 14:04

Position: 0°30'45" N, 51°17'32" E
Heading: 136° SE
Elapsed time: 0h 00
Elapsed distance: 0 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 00
Fuel: 100% (272 Ltrs)

Weather: Few clouds
Temperature: 15.5 °C (Feels like 14.6 °C)
Wind: 6.1 Kt / 54° NE
Cloud coverage: 20%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 63%
Pressure: 1038 hPa

Notes: 
Ready to depart for first proving run of 2022. 
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Manual entry at 14:07

Position: 0°30'46" N, 51°17'33" E
Heading: 15° N
Elapsed time: 0h 03
Elapsed distance: 0 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 02

Weather: Few clouds
Temperature: 15.5 °C (Feels like 14.6 °C)
Wind: 6.1 Kt / 54° NE
Cloud coverage: 20%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 63%
Pressure: 1038 hPa

Notes: 
Depart from marina and heading upriver to Maidstone.
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Manual entry at 14:26

Position: 0°31'4" N, 51°16'26" E
Heading: 108° E
Elapsed time: 0h 22
Elapsed distance: 1.5 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 0h 22

Weather: Few clouds
Temperature: 15.5 °C (Feels like 14.6 °C)
Wind: 6.1 Kt / 54° NE
Cloud coverage: 20%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 63%
Pressure: 1038 hPa

Notes: 
Arrived Maidstone Fairmeadow , moored for a quick cup of tea. All appears in order engine and boat wise. 
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Manual entry at 14:50

Position: 0°31'4" N, 51°16'26" E
Heading: 90° E
Elapsed time: 0h 46
Elapsed distance: 1.5 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 22

Weather: Few clouds
Temperature: 15.5 °C (Feels like 14.6 °C)
Wind: 6.1 Kt / 54° NE
Cloud coverage: 20%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 63%
Pressure: 1038 hPa

Notes: 
Depart Maidstone heading downriver to Allington Lock. Engine on
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Manual entry at 15:11

Position: 0°30'27" N, 51°17'43" E
Heading: 104° E
Elapsed time: 1h 07
Elapsed distance: 3.2 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 43

Weather: Few clouds
Temperature: 15.5 °C (Feels like 14.6 °C)
Wind: 6.1 Kt / 54° NE
Cloud coverage: 20%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 63%
Pressure: 1038 hPa

Notes: 
Turned at Allington Lock without mooring.
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Manual entry at 15:16

Position: 0°30'45" N, 51°17'32" E
Heading: 231° SW
Elapsed time: 1h 13
Elapsed distance: 3.5 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 0h 48
Fuel State: 272 - 6.37 = 265.6 Ltrs remaining

Weather: Few clouds
Temperature: 15.5 °C (Feels like 14.6 °C)
Wind: 6.1 Kt / 54° NE
Cloud coverage: 20%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 63%
Pressure: 1038 hPa

Notes: 
Arrive back at home berth. Engine off. Successful first trip, all went well on a sunny afternoon.
Footnote: Used manual logging on this trip due to short distance and time.
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Saturday, 9 October 2021

9th October 2021 - End Of Season Refuelling Trip To Maidstone


Refuel Trip
11:48 - 13:28 09/10/2021

Distance: 3 NM
Duration: 01:39:59
Recorded time: 00:49:56
Idle time: 00:50:02

Average speed: 3 Kt
Top speed: 7 Kt

Device: HMD Global Nokia 6.1
Recorded with Mariner GPS Dashboard
https://watchandnavy.com/rams-mariner
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09 Oct 2021
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Entry at 11:48
Position: 0°31'4" N, 51°16'25" E
Heading: 132° SE
Elapsed time: 0h 10
Elapsed distance: 0 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 10
Fuel:

Weather: Cloudy
Temperature: 19.5°c (Feels like 19.5°c )
Wind: 1.9Kt / 45° NE
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5.4nm
Humidity: 70%
Pressure: 1022 hPa

Notes: Engine stated
Moved to fuel berth in order to top off fuels tanks for the winter lay-up.
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Entry at 12:09
Position: 0°31'4" N, 51°16'25" E
Heading: 132° SE
Elapsed time: 0h 37
Elapsed distance: 0.25 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 21
Fuel: 102.66

Weather: Cloudy
Temperature: 19.5°c (Feels like 19.5°c )
Wind: 1.9Kt / 45° NE
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5.4nm
Humidity: 70%
Pressure: 1022 hPa

Notes: Departed fuel berth after filling with 102.66 Ltrs of diesel.
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Entry at 12:27
Position: 0°31'4" N, 51°16'25" E
Heading: 132° SE
Elapsed time: 0h 37
Elapsed distance: 1.5 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 38
Fuel:

Weather: Cloudy
Temperature: 19.5°c (Feels like 19.5°c )
Wind: 1.9Kt / 45° NE
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5.4nm
Humidity: 70%
Pressure: 1022 hPa

Notes: Arrived Fairmeadow, Maidstone.
Engine off.
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Entry at 13:06
Position: 0°31'4" N, 51°16'25" E
Heading: 34°
Elapsed time: 1h 16
Elapsed distance: 1.5 NM

Engine:
Elapsed time:

Weather: Cloudy
Temperature: 19.5°c (Feels like 19.5°c )
Wind: 1.9Kt / 45° NE
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5.4nm
Humidity: 70%
Pressure: 1022 hPa

Notes: Departed Fairmeadow and headed back downriver.
Engine on.
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Entry at 13:28
Position: 0°30'45" N, 51°17'32" E
Heading: 153° SE
Elapsed time: 1h 40
Elapsed distance: 3 NM

Engine:
Elapsed time:

Weather: Cloudy
Temperature: 19.5°c (Feels like 19.5°c )
Wind: 1.9Kt / 45° NE
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5.4nm
Humidity: 70%
Pressure: 1022 hPa

Notes: Arrived back at our home berth.
Engine off.
Log complete

Saturday, 18 September 2021

18th September 2021 - River Trip To East Farleigh With Friends


Cruise Data
11:09 - 14:24 18/09/2021

Distance: 7.8 NM
Duration: 03:15:31
Recorded time: 02:37:10
Idle time: 00:38:21
Average speed: 3 Kt
Top speed: 9 Kt

Device: samsung SM-T500
Recorded with Mariner GPS Dashboard
https://watchandnavy.com/rams-mariner
------------------------------
18 Sep 2021
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Entry at 11:09
Position: 0°30'45" N, 51°17'32" E
Heading: 222° SW
Elapsed time: 0h 00
Elapsed distance: 0 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 00

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 21.7 °C (Feels like 21.5 °C)
Wind: 3.5 Kt / 143° SE
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 1011 hPa

Notes: 
Journey started. 
Departed from Allington Marina on a round trip to East Farleigh and back via Allington Lock with friends. First time boating for them on the Medway.
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Entry at 11:57
Position: 0°29'10" N, 51°15'19" E
Heading: 270° W
Elapsed time: 0h 47
Elapsed distance: 3.5 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 48
Fuel:

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 21.7 °C (Feels like 21.5 °C)
Wind: 3.5 Kt / 143° SE
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 1011 hPa

Log Notes: River very busy with rowers, canoes, paddle-boarders and other boats. 
Moored at East Farleigh lock while our visitors when to have a look at the lock in action.
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Entry at 12:09
Position: 0°29'10" N, 51°15'19" E
Heading: 292° W
Elapsed time: 1h 00
Elapsed distance: 3.5 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 0h 50
Fuel:

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 21.7 °C (Feels like 21.5 °C)
Wind: 3.5 Kt / 143° SE
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 1011 hPa

Log Notes: Moored at Lockmeadow, Maidstone for lunch.
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Entry at 13:35
Position: 0°31'9" N, 51°16'16" E
Heading: 185° S
Elapsed time: 2h 25
Elapsed distance: 5.4 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 1h 55
Fuel:

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 21.7 °C (Feels like 21.5 °C)
Wind: 3.5 Kt / 143° SE
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 1011 hPa

Log Notes: Engine on
Departed Maidstone heading downriver for Allington Lock.
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Entry at 14:01
Position: 0°30'19" N, 51°17'44" E
Heading: 169° S
Elapsed time: 2h 51
Elapsed distance: 7.4 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 2h 21
Fuel:

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 21.7 °C (Feels like 21.5 °C)
Wind: 3.5 Kt / 143° SE
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 1011 hPa

Log Notes: Engine off
Moored in Allington Lock cut to enable our visitors to view the flooding of Allington Lock. 
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Entry at 14:13
Position: 0°30'19" N, 51°17'44" E
Heading: 178° S
Elapsed time: 3h 03
Elapsed distance: 7.4 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 2h 21
Fuel:

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 21.7 °C (Feels like 21.5 °C)
Wind: 3.5 Kt / 143° SE
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 1011 hPa

Notes: Engine on
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Entry at 14:14
Position: 0°30'19" N, 51°17'44" E
Heading: 112° E
Elapsed time: 3h 04
Elapsed distance: 7.4 NM

Engine: On
Elapsed time: 2h 22
Fuel:

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 21.7 °C (Feels like 21.5 °C)
Wind: 3.5 Kt / 143° SE
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 1011 hPa

Log Notes: Tight turn in the cut rather than back out but managed without a problem, headed back upriver to Allington Marina.
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Entry at 14:23
Position: 0°30'45" N, 51°17'32" E
Heading: 32° NE
Elapsed time: 3h 13
Elapsed distance: 7.8 NM

Engine: Off
Elapsed time: 2h 32
Fuel:

Weather: Overcast clouds
Temperature: 21.7 °C (Feels like 21.5 °C)
Wind: 3.5 Kt / 143° SE
Cloud coverage: 100%
Visibility: 5 NM
Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 1011 hPa

Log Notes: Arrived back in our home berth.  
Cruise complete.
Engine off.






Tuesday, 7 September 2021

7th September 2021 - Lunchtime Round Trip To East Farleigh Lock


Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 12:07
Departure Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone 
Destination Port: Allington Lock
Destination Arrival Time: 13:43
Destination Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone 

Waypoint 1: Maidstone Fairmeadow
Waypoint 1 Position: A229, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 12:25
Waypoint 1 Start: 13:21

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 1:36:00
Trip Distance (nm): 2.9 nm
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 56:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 5.21
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 40:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 0.66 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Clear Sky
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: SE
Temperature (c): 29 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1021 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette +
Cruise Notes: Had to take advantage of a beautiful day and get the boat on the river, what better excuse than to pickup Annette after her morning working in the charity shop. Gentle trip upriver with nothing on the water apart from 'Kevayling'. Moored, single handed, at Maidstone Fairmeadow and had lunch ready as Annette boarded. Following lunch a return gentle cruise downriver, moored in our berth and a cup of tea before home.

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

17th August 2021 - Trip With By Sister To Pickup Annette From Work


Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 12:16
Departure Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 13:52
Destination Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone

Waypoint 1: Maidstone Fairmeadow
Waypoint 1 Position: A229, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 12:32
Waypoint 1 Start: 13:11
Waypoint 2: Tovil
Waypoint 2 Location: Clifford Way, Maidstone
Waypoint 2 Stop: 13:21
Waypoint 2 Start: 13:21
Waypoint 3: Allington Lock
Waypoint 3 Location: Lock Ln, Maidstone
Waypoint 3 Stop: 13:45
Waypoint 3 Start: 13:45

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 1:36:00
Trip Distance (nm): 4.7 nm
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 39:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 7.89
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 57:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: NW
Temperature (c): 17 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1011 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Moderate 2M-5M
Sea State: River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + Marion
Cruise Notes: Marion's long awaited cruise on the river as she is staying with us for a week. Decided to use the opportunity to run into Maidstone and collect Annette after she had finished work. Set off from the marina on a very dull, cloudy morning and moored at Fairmeadow where Annette met us. Had lunch onboard before taking a short cruise further up river before turning and heading back to Allington via a trip to Allington Lock.




Sunday, 25 July 2021

24th July 2021 - Lunchtime Cruise With Friends To Maidstone


Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 13:29
Departure Port Location: Castle Dene, Maidstone
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 15:12
Destination Port Location: Castle Dene, Maidstone

Waypoint 1: Maidstone Fairmeadow
Waypoint 1 Position: A229, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 13:46
Waypoint 1 Start: 14:53

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 1:43:00
Trip Distance (nm): 2.9 nm
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 1:07:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 4.73
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 36:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 0.6 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: SE
Temperature (c): 24 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1009 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Moderate 2M-5M
Sea State: River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + Mike & Annette
Cruise Notes: A lunchtime cruise into Maidstone to give our friends a reminiscent cruise on the river being retired boat owners themselves. Quite on the river due to stormy weather in the morning. A pleasant trip with old boating friends.

Sunday, 18 July 2021

17th July 2021 - Back To Back Tidal Trip To Stangate Creek


Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 07:18
Departure Port Location: Gibraltar Ln, Maidstone, UK
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 18:00
Destination Port Location: Gibraltar Ln, Maidstone, UK

Location HW: Allington Lock
High Water: 19:10
Location LW: Rochester
Low Water: 12:20

Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 6:08:00
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 4:34:00
Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 10:42:00
Trip Distance (nm): 41.8 nm
Fuel Added: 0 L
Fuel Usage (litres): 45.98
Engine Hours (Decimal): 6.13 h

Waypoint 1: Allington Lock
Waypoint 1 Position: Castle Road, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 07:27
Waypoint 1 Start: 07:46
Waypoint 2: Port Medway
Waypoint 2 Location: Hoop Doet Leven Brambletree Wharf, Wouldham Rd, Rochester
Waypoint 2 Stop: 08:57
Waypoint 2 Start: 10:25
Waypoint 3: Stangate Creek
Waypoint 3 Location: 51.4056219, 0.6939559
Waypoint 3 Stop: 12:12
Waypoint 3 Start: 13:46
Waypoint 4: Port Medway
Waypoint 4 Location: Hoop Doet Leven Brambletree Wharf, Wouldham Rd, Rochester
Waypoint 4 Stop: 15:30
Waypoint 4 Start: 16:30
Waypoint 5: Allington Lock
Waypoint 5 Location: Castle Road, Maidstone
Waypoint 5 Stop: 17:40
Waypoint 5 Start: 17:53

Sky State: Clear Sky
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 3 Gentle Breeze 7-10
Wind Direction: NE, E
Temperature (c): 26 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1030 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Slight 0.5-1.25m, River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette +
Cruise Notes: With two perfect tides it was to good to miss a chance of a full days run from Allington to Standard Creek out in the Medway Estuary. Departed early and locked through Allington Lock into the tidal Medway. A beautiful morning cruise with our first port of call to our friends on 'Odd Daisy B' at Port Medway Marina for breakfast, rafted up safely and enjoyed a leisurely breakfast with them before setting off once more heading out into the estuary, steady cruise at 1400rpm with not many other vessels about. Arrived at Stangate Creek and laid and set our anchor then lunch, on a very sunny, hot day. After lunch we lifted the anchor and commenced our return journey upriver back to Allington. Many more sailing vessels about during the afternoon which meant keeping a keen lookout for sailing yachts tacking in front of us, all good fun. Passing through Rochester we called up 'Odd Daisy B' again as we had been offered afternoon tea as well. Again rafted safely beside her while we enjoyed a cup of tea. At 16:30 we set off for Allington lock with an incoming tide and made good time, arriving at Allington Lock with plenty of water beneath us. Passed through the lock then a short trip to our home berth in Allington Marina. A great day out with one of the longest single day trips in the log book.