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


Thursday, 25 June 2020

25th June 2020


Departure Port: Chatham Marina
Departure Time: 10:45
Departure Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
Waypoint 1: Stangate Creek
Waypoint 1 Stop: 13:02
Waypoint 1 Start: 15:00
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 16:31
Destination Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
High Water At Destination: 16:29
Low Water At Destination: 10:28

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 5:46:00
Trip Distance (nm): 19.2 nmi
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 1:58:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 29.98
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 3:48:00
Engine Hours (Decimal) 3.8 h

Sky State: Clear Sky
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 0 Calm <1
Wind Direction: E
Temperature (c): 30 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1017 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Smooth 0.1-0.5m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette + Andy & Anita
Cruise Notes: First cruise out to the Medway Estuary on one very hot, still day. Joined by Andy & Anita we punched the incoming tide at a steady 6kts all the way out. Located a nice anchorage spot at Slaughter House at the bottom end of Stangate Creek. Once secure enjoyed a very nice lunch with a glass of bubbly. Having cleared away we up anchored and headed back to Chatham, this time with the tide. A pleasant trip out only marred by the actions of another vessel travelling at speed in the 6 kts speed limit area at Folly Point (mark No.3 on route map) who almost swamped our boat with his wash.
Entered Chatham lock at high tide.

Meter Reading: 563 Units


Tuesday, 2 June 2020

2nd June 2020




Departure Port: Chatham Marina
Departure Time: 09:19
Departure Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
Waypoint 1: Port Medway Marina
Waypoint 1: Position: Hoop Doet Leven Brambletree Wharf, Wouldham Rd, Rochester
Waypoint 1: Stop: 10:05
Waypoint 1: Start: 11:27
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 11:57
Destination Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
High Water At Destination: 10:30

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 2:38:00
Trip Distance (nm): 8.8 nmi
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 1:22:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 10.49
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 1:16:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 1.25 h

Sky State: Clear Sky
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 2 Light Breeze 4-6
Wind Direction: N
Temperature (c): 22 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1021 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette
Cruise Notes: Early lock out to enable us to run upriver to Port Medway Marina to visit our friends on Odd Daisy B. Beautiful run out on a bright sunny morning, set throttles to 1000 rpm and cruised at 7 knots all the way. Moored astern of Odd Daisy B and boarded for coffee and a chat, Odd Daisy B being large enough to still abide by the 2m rule.

Following a lovely get together we departed for an equally smooth run back to Chatham on the ebbing tide.

Meter Reading: 562 Units


Tuesday, 26 May 2020

26th May 2020



Departure Port: Chatham Marina
Departure Time: 09:28
Departure Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham
Waypoint 1: Hoo Flats
Waypoint 1 Position: Gillingham Rd, Gillingham
Waypoint 2: Medway Bridge Marina
Waypoint 2 Location: Medway Bridge Marina, Rochester
Destination Port: Chatham Marina
Destination Arrival Time: 12:13
Destination Port Location: 187 Leviathan Way, Chatham

Total Trip Time (h:mm:ss): 2:45:00
Trip Distance (nm): 14.4 nmi
Total Waypoint Stop Time (h:mm:ss): 00:00
Fuel Usage (litres): 21.7
Trip Engine Hours (h:mm:ss): 2:45:00
Engine Hours (Decimal): 2.75 h

Sky State: Light Clouds
Precipitation: Dry
Wind Speed (kts): 1 Light Air 1-3
Wind Direction: SE
Temperature (c): 22 ℃
Pressure (mb): 1036 bar
Visibility (metre/Miles): Good >5M
Sea State: Rippled 0.1m

Crew Names: Ray & Annette
Cruise Notes: Oh joy, our first shakedown run out to test everything is running well following an enforced lay up due to the world CoVid 19 virus pandemic.

Kevayling had not been started or run since November 2019 so today we planned an early lockout and a run out to Folly Point, back to Medway Bridge and then home. The run out was faultless on a flat calm sea in beautiful sunshine, the engines were put through a range of power and checked periodically. On reaching Hoo Flats we turned and headed back upriver with the intention of paying a visit to friends moored at Medway Port Marina. Unfortunately due to a very low tide we were forced to abort the last half mile and head back to Chatham.

Wonderful to be back on the water and to know all is well with our boat.

Meter Reading: 562 Units