Tuesday 19 November 2019

Review of 2019

Well here we are in the middle of November and just had our coldest night of this time of year, -3.5c. Kevayling is already prepared for the winter months and unlikely to be cruising again until the Spring 2020, but you never know. 😉

As far as 2019 has gone we haven't completed as many trips on Kevayling as we usually do but that doesn't mean we haven't been on the water as much. In fact we have spent a lot of time crewing other vessels or just cruising on other vessels (19 trips 288 nms), which we have got to say has been great fun, thanks to all our friends who have welcomed us aboard.

Maintenance wise we have a busy year, as couple of minor technical issues, quickly resolved, a lot of wood work undertaken in the saloon, decks recoated with a plastic coating, bilges repainted and regular servicing. Also two very nice new helm & navigator seat installed in the wheelhouse.

Looking forward to 2020 and all that it may bring. 😃

Thursday 18 April 2019

New Boat in the Family

The start of the 2019 boating season welcomes Cymantha & Stewart, our daughter and son-in-law, to the world of inshore boating.

Having spent the winter months completely overhauling their newly acquired Sealine 19 Weekender they have now secured moorings at Queenborough Harbour, down river from our home marina in Chatham. They have done an excellent job on the boat and she handles beautifully with a completely refurbished interior.

Fun days ahead as they 'learn the ropes' of inshore cruising.

Friday 15 March 2019

Improvement to Log Book

Came across a lovely little app a week on so ago called 'Blue Boat Log'. I had tried it over a year ago but it didn't fit our need or provide any additional features to the main Kevayling log book.
Now the author has been busy and produced an upgraded version of the app which is really good.
In essence it provides a track of your trip with date, distance and time data as well as an ability to add a story of your trip with photos. Embedding this into the Kevayling log it now means we can record all trips on the water in our boat or crewing someone else's.
Blue Boat Log - worth a look.

Saturday 16 February 2019

Early Start to 2019

With the spring like weather that we have suddenly had in February we decided to get to and prepare Kevayling for the 2019 season. So here we are on 16th February and already we have serviced both engines, washed her down and fitted our two new berth mattresses in the aft cabin, things that we normally undertake in March.

Just a few tidying things to do inside and we are ready to cruise!

So looking forward to cruising with with friends and family this year, with Cymantha & Stewart, our daughter and son-in-law, having their first boat moored in Queenborough Harbour, an hours run down river, plus Rochester Cruising Club.