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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