Saturday, 14 May 2022

14th May 2022



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

18th April 2022



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

18th March 2022


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


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


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
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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


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


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.