Monday, 8 October 2018

8th October 2018

Departure Port: Allington Marina
Departure Time: 11:12
Departure Port Location: 51.2926579, 0.5130741
Way Point 1: Allington Marina 11:45 - 12:20
Waypoint 1 Position: 51.2927656, 0.5130305
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 14:30
Destination Port Location: 51.4039930, 0.5333630
High Water At Destination: 12:58

Sky State: Cloudy
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 3 Gentle Breeze 7-10
Wind Direction: S
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m
Temperature (c): 14
Pressure (mb): 1021

Engine Hours: 2.33
Trip Distance (nm): 14.8
Total Trip Time (hrs): 3.28
Total Trip Time (mins): 197
Fuel Usage (litres): 18.38
Fuel Added: 20.4 L

Crew Names: Ray & Annette +
Cruise Notes: Boat lifted back into the water after annual service, test run to Maidstone and back to ensure all was working correctly  before setting off on the return tidal trip to Chatham. Departed from Allington Marina and passed through Allington Lock. On the tidal side of the river we were greeted with extensive rubbish and debris in the water which required careful manoeuvring, this cleared around Snodland. Boat ran well against the tide on the first half of the journey and very smooth once the tide changed. Bit of wind entering  Chatham Lock but no issues.