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