Friday 31 August 2018
Monday 20 August 2018
Saturday 11 August 2018
Thursday 9 August 2018
Sunday 5 August 2018
Saturday 4 August 2018
Monday 7 May 2018
Just completed a great weekend on the boat, boarded on Friday and headed for our cruising club at Rochester where we moored up for 48 hours. During that time we visited the Sweeps Festival, enjoyed the delights of the food and drink in the club house and generally chilled on the water. Had a boat load of visitors on Saturday afternoon, our granddaughters boyfriend's family plus a few visiting boat owners who admired our boat.
Our granddaughter joined us on Sunday morning for Sunday dinner in the club and remained with us on the boat when we headed back to Chatham in the afternoon. Finished the day with drinks & nibbles on our mooring neighbours 60' motor cruiser.
Returned home a bit tired but happy on Monday.
Monday 26 March 2018
Finally got the boat out yesterday for it's 2018 shakedown cruise after the winter lay up. Not the best of days weather wise with a very dull, overcast day but there was no wind so we had a flat sea to test out the boat systems and engines.
Good to be back on the water after what feels like a very long winter break.
Saturday 24 March 2018
With a brief lull in the cold weather we managed to spend a very pleasant afternoon yesterday scrubbing off the weathers grim on the boat. Also had the pleasure of having a tour around 'Odd Daisy', our new mooring neighbour, my Andy, the owner. One of the biggest vessels currently in the marina she is being refitted for her voyage to the Med latter in the year.
'Kevayling' is now clean and looks as she should, a much cared for, shinny boat.
Ready and waiting for her first trip out this year.
Saturday 17 March 2018
Just when we were planning to get the boat out for its first run of the season I have to go back to the marina and put the engine heaters back on.
Let's hope this is it for the year.
Sunday 4 March 2018
Thursday 1 March 2018
Managed to dig the car out and get to Chatham Marina and check out the boat, took the opportunity of increasing the engine heater on time to 18 hours a day. Nice comparison photo below of the marina in Summer & Winter!
Saturday 27 January 2018
Took the opportunity of popping up to the marina on Thursday and checked the boat out.
I had plenty of time on my hands so decided to turn on all the systems and run up the engines. Both engines fired up on the first spin although the starboard engine needed the help of the battery cross-over switch due to a low power reading on the dashboard.
Left both engines running until working temperature reached then switch off and carried out a check. All well.
Wednesday 17 January 2018
Well a week ago Annette & I signed up to our local hotel gym. We did use PayAsUGym passes but found it would be more economic to actually become members.
In our first 7 days we have notched up 3 swimming sessions. Working hard to maintain the use of my left leg and strengthen my back thus avoiding that day when my spine fails to take the strain again.
Also like the other benefits of being a member like the steam room, sauna and maybe in the future, the gym.
Sunday 14 January 2018
Friday 12 January 2018
Finally finished a Christmas present from my wife, a special model for my small collection of an anti-tank gun used by my granddad's regiment late in the war.
I was in two minds about adding the figures but decided to see what it looked like with a crew. Good choice as they add something to the model.
Now to decide on the base?