Thursday, 6 May 2021

5th May 2021


Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 14:56
Departure Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone
Waypoint 1: Tovil Bridge
Waypoint 1 Position: 22 Millers Wharf, Maidstone
Waypoint 1 Stop: 15:23
Waypoint 1 Start: 15:23
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 15:54
Destination Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 58:00
Trip Distance (nm): 4.6 nm
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 7.89
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 58:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Partly Cloudy
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 2 Light Breeze 4-6
Wind Direction: NE
Temperature (c): 13 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1004 bar
Sea State: River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + Andy & Anita
Cruise Notes: After not seeing our friends since before Christmas 2020 we finally met up for afternoon tea on the boat. As Andy & Anita have their boat on the tidal waters at Medway Bridge we took them on a short trip up to Tovil and back. On arrival back at the marina we located Kevayling in her new permanent mooring by the old slipway. Wonderful afternoon seeing our good friends once again.



Saturday, 24 April 2021

24th April 2021



Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 11:12
Departure Port Location: Castle Dene, Maidstone
Waypoint 1: East Farleigh Lock
Waypoint 1 Position: East Farleigh Bridge, Farleigh Ln, East Farleigh
Waypoint 1 Stop: 12:00
Waypoint 1 Start: 12:00
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 12:47
Destination Port Location: Castle Dene, Maidstone

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 1:35:00
Trip Distance (nm): 7.5 nmi
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 12.47
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 1:35:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1.58 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Clear Sky
Preciptation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 3 Gentle Breeze 7-10
Wind Direction: NE
Temperature (c): 15 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1021 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: River Conditions

Crew Names: Ray & Annette
Cruise Notes: Morning cruise upriver to East Farleigh Lock via Allington Lock first. Plenty of other river activity about due to the fine weather. Having reached East Farleigh we turned without mooring and headed back to Allington in time for lunch. Probably the first of many short river trips this year.

Monday, 29 March 2021

29th March 2021


Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 11:37
Departure Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone UK
Waypoint 1: Tovil Bridge
Waypoint 1 Position: Millers Wharf, Maidstone UK
Waypoint 1 Stop: 12:04
Waypoint 1 Start: 12:04
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 12:46
Destination Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone UK

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 1:09:00
Trip Distance (nm): 4.7 nm
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 9.07
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 1:09:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1.15 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Clear Sky
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 3 Gentle Breeze 7-10
Wind Direction: W
Temperature (c): 16 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1021 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: River Conditions


Crew Names: Ray & Annette
Cruise Notes: A beautiful day with bright, warm sunshine, what a day to going boating. So we took the opportunity of starting up 'Kevayling' and going for the first cruise of 2021. A short trip upriver to Tovil and then an about turn and headed back. Not a long trip but so good to be back on the water.



Thursday, 18 March 2021

18th March 2021

Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 09:35
Departure Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone 
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 09:55
Destination Port Location: Castle Road, Maidstone 

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 20:00
Trip Distance (nm): 0 nmi
Fuel Usage (litres): 2.6
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 20:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 0.33 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Preciptation: Light Rain
Temperature (c): 8 ℃
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m

Crew Names: Ray
Cruise Notes: De-winterised the boat in preparation for the new 2021 season. Oil and water levels checked. Chemical toilet brought back into operation and fresh water tank filled to 50% with added sterilisation tablets.

Engines both started on first turn of the keys and ran for 20 minutes.

Sunday, 25 October 2020

24th October 2020



Cruise Area: Non-Tidal River
Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 10:45
Departure Port Location: 27 Castle Dene, Maidstone
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 11:15
Destination Port Location: 27 Castle Dene, Maidstone

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 30:00
Trip Distance (nm): 1.64 nmi
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 3.94
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 30:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 0.5 h
Fuel Added: 105.64 L

Sky State: Heavy Clouds
Precipitation: Light Rain
Wind Speed (kts): 3 Gentle Breeze 7-10
Wind Direction: SE
Temperature (c): 14 ℃
Pressure (mb): 998 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Moderate 2M-5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette +
Cruise Notes: Re-fueling trip, topped off tanks with 105.64 LTRs then carried out short trip on the river to warm up engines before returning to our winter berth.


Monday, 7 September 2020

6th September 2020


Departure Port: Chatham Marina 
Departure Time: 13:20
Departure Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
Waypoint: Allington Lock
Waypoint Stop: 15:10
Waypoint Start: 15:24
Destination Port: Allington Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 15:25
Destination Port Location: 51 17.578,N 0 30.798'E

High Water At Destination: 16:38

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 2:05:00
Trip Distance (nm): 12.4 nmi
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 14:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 14.99
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 1:51:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1.9 h
Fuel Remaining: 170.57 Ltrs
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Partly Cloudy
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 2 Light Breeze 4-6
Wind Direction: E
Temperature (c): 18 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1021 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Smooth 0.1-0.5m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + Andy
Cruise Notes: What was originally planned as an annual trip to Allington Marina for the yearly service is actually going to be a one way trip back to Allington as our home berth. Having been at Chatham for 4yrs 6mths we have both decided that it's time to return 'home'.

Gathered up all our mooring kit and departed from Chatham Marina. Set the throttles at 1100 rpm and took a beautiful cruise at 7 kts all the way up to Aylesford where we encountered the usual rubbish & detritus in the river. Entered Allington Lock and onto the non-tidal Medway.

Arrived at Allington Marina and took a temporary berth to await lift out tomorrow 7th September. Nice to be back where our boating began 15 years ago.

Meter Reading: 563 Units

Sunday, 9 August 2020

8 August 2020


Departure Port: Chatham Marina
Departure Time: 11:54
Departure Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham 
Waypoint 1: Port Medway Marina
Waypoint 1 Position: Medway Viaduct, Rochester
Waypoint 1 Stop: 11:30
Waypoint 1 Start: 11:30
Waypoint 2: Mussel Bank
Waypoint 2 Location: 162 Livingstone Rd, Gillingham 
Waypoint 2 Stop: 14:05
Waypoint 2 Start: 14:16
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 15:23
Destination Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham 

High Water At Destination: 16:38
Low Water At Destination: 10:31

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 3:29:00
Trip Distance (nm): 17.6 nmi
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 11:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 27.62
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 3:18:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 3.5 h
Fuel Added: 0 L

Sky State: Partly Cloudy
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: SW
Temperature (c): 30 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1019 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Moderate 2M-5M
Sea State: Smooth 0.1-0.5m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette
Cruise Notes: Run out on an upriver trip. Haven't used the boat since June and desperate to get out on the water again, this year will be one to write off with all that is going on. We will try and get a couple more trips logged before we take her back up to Allington for her annual service.

Starter by going upriver but by the time we had reached Port Medway Marina I had spent most of the time looking at the depth gauge! To early on the tide so said hello to some friends at Port Medway and turned to head out to the Medway Estuary. Ran out to Mussel Bank, hove to for a refreshing drink then turned to head back to Chatham. Usual weekend sailors out, tearing around at speed, no safety precautions, passing on the wrong side etc. etc. All adds to the fun trying to avoid them.

Called up Chatham Marina at 14:35 hrs for entry, finally locked in at 15:35 hrs, just one of those days. 😏

Meter Reading: 563 Units