Monday 31 March 2014

Shakedown Cruise

The annual shakedown cruise for those boaters who wish to run their boats down river on the tidal section to test engines and systems are all well after the winter layup. 6 boats turned out on what started as a sunny day but soon clouded over, although the weather remained warm.

A fair bit of debris seen in the water and the riverside had changed considerably since the winter floods.

None the less a good run out and a chance to warm up the engines.

Monday 17 March 2014

First Cruise of 2014

Having started the engines after the winter lay-up and with a visit to the marina by our son and grandchildren we decided to undertake a short first cruise of the season to Maidstone and back.

The weather couldn't have been better with warm sunshine and light winds and the trip felt like a summers day. On returning to the marina a picnic was had on the green by the boat and by the time it was due to go home everyone was tired (including Gramps & Nanna!) and happy that the day turned out so well.

Thursday 13 March 2014

Electronic Web Site

Well finally finished the Boat Logger electronic log book web site and have managed to work out how it all fits together. Quite happy with my results and think the pages are informative and pleasing to view.

The Ownership page has some useful records of work on the boat and also (viewable to me only) the total running cost of boating these days!

All we have to do now is get Kevayling underway and see if the wireless tablet on-board which holds the logging software actually works and sends the data to the web site. I'm hopeful that it will.

Anchors away!!

Wednesday 12 March 2014


Well after the most awful winter on record, as far as the amount of rain that has fallen, it seems that the spring has finally arrived. Those boats that wintered ashore are being prepared to be lifted back into the water, people are busy cleaning off the winter grim and most have a smile on their faces.

'Kevayling' is ready to be returned to her berth and it will feel good to feel her moving on the water once again. Once back in her berth we will continue with our spring clean on-board, all the work that needed to be completed prior to re-launch has been completed.

A New Blog - for a new season.

Well having setup a new electronic log book for 'Kevayling' one of the options is to add an on-line blog page, so here goes!

If this works out O.K that we will keep a diary of events as the boating season unfolds, if not then this is likely to be the only blog you will see.