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Old 06-25-2013, 05:15 PM   #21
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I keep a mtce. log which shows ALL work done and the details.

For routine, repetitive checks such as oil pressures, EGT, water temps and such I use a small binder rather than the main mtce. log. [ie. running checks or monitoring] That way small cahnges may be spotted.

For the routine work such as oil changes, filter changes and even repairs I have check sheet lists using X = check ; R = repair/replace; S=service adjust with the date and hrs of course and then if notes are needed they are written elsewhere in the log with all the details. That way I can easily scan the checks and then go find the details by date and eng. hrs.

Varnish, waxing, and such are kept as checksheets so I can track what was done as i found a long time ago that I would forget what was done specifically.

We keep a personal log with where we have been, weather, sea conditions, what we have seen of note, people, and so on. Both of us will look at it sometimes and it will remind us of good times and people met.

I used to keep a radio log but found it cumbersome when trying to run the boat so that went by the wayside a long time ago. I still have it set up so if needed I can grab it for any notes needed if something came up that pertains to us.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:51 PM   #22
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Gee Al, I haven't been that anal since my early teenage years when I scheduled each 15 minutes of each day.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:37 PM   #23
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I never kept a log of all my escapades for fear that some day it might be used against me in a court of law.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:46 AM   #24
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I have a log book for AXE. Think its a great idea. Can't wait to start filling her in

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Old 06-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #25
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Matt, Matt, Matt - have you not been keeping log as you totally rebuild AXE???

OMG! And... IMHO!!

These beginning days truly are the rebirth of your boat / the birth of its (your) log!

May I recommend you take some eves and start from the beginning of when you found her... the accounts of what you've accomplished and plan to accomplish will be priceless in years to come. Be as detailed as you’d like... you'll be glad you did for your own good, and, if/when you ever sell her the log will act as important, historical piece of your AXE!
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:25 PM   #26
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what about *AXE*the book?
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:10 PM   #27
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:08 PM   #28
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I keep a log of all maintenance actions on my computer and post it on the cloud. I also have a boat use log and document every time I use the boat and include everything I've done to the boat since the last outing. This also on the cloud. I also record engine readings I keep in my log book but not on my computer. I've found all this recording to be very helpful but sometime a pain in the neck to keep up with.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #29
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[QUOTE=timjet; I've found all this recording to be very helpful but sometime a pain in the neck to keep up with.[/QUOTE]

That's the trick. Figure out how to log it all without spending all your time at it.

With our next boat I plan to keep a maintenance and repair log separate from the cruising log. It will make it easier to see service intervals.
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Matt, Matt, Matt - have you not been keeping log as you totally rebuild AXE???

OMG! And... IMHO!!

These beginning days truly are the rebirth of your boat / the birth of its (your) log!

May I recommend you take some eves and start from the beginning of when you found her... the accounts of what you've accomplished and plan to accomplish will be priceless in years to come. Be as detailed as you’d like... you'll be glad you did for your own good, and, if/when you ever sell her the log will act as important, historical piece of your AXE!
Trawler forum is the log book for the AXE build mate! Lol

I'll just print off my thread and bind all the pages together and wa la. log book done! :-)

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Old 07-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #31
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Surely there is a good digital logbook available for laptops or iPads? Neither I nor anyone else can read my writing.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #32
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Surely there is a good digital logbook available for laptops or iPads? Neither I nor anyone else can read my writing.
I do have a friend that uses an app on his I devices. Will repot back.
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I just googled "boat maintenance apps" and came up with a bunch. "Boating Suite" looks like a good one! But google the above and see what you come up with.

The downfall with boating suite is that it keeps a tally of all of your boating expenses. I think I would have a heart attack if I saw that number.
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Sunset-I use a digital one "Intelligent Logbook". Pretty comprehensive and you can be general or as detailed as you want to be. Works pretty well.
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I'll check them out. I am going to get an iPad (at last an excuse!) for the nav apps so might as well use it for log and movies and music . . .
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I just googled "boat maintenance apps"... "Boating Suite" looks like a good one!......The downfall with boating suite is that it keeps a tally of all of your boating expenses. I think I would have a heart attack if I saw that number.
Then you`d have to log the heart attack, provided of course....)
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I have a good friend who is a retired US Navy captain, and had taught ship handling at the Academy. He keeps a beautiful log written in beautiful hand with an ink pen (not ball point). His wife doesn't like it. She says that he writes down when she goes to pee and how long it took! He says that when you leave the bridge it has to be recorded.


When I was in the Navy my watches weren't on the bridge but I had to physically report to the bridge every 30 min. They did record in the log each time the Capt. came or left the bridge. We never had an Admiral on either of my 2 ships (too small thankfully) but I don't think they would have recorded his/her head calls even if we did.....

I think I would just do a audible report "Admiral has left the bridge" and leave it at that.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:31 AM   #38
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I've never kept a log on any of the boats I've owned. I do keep a three ring binder, however, and when I have maintenance done (hired) I simply punch 3 holes in the invoice and put it in the binder. The invoices are arranged from most recent to the earliest so when I get rid of the boat the next owner can track the maintenance quite easily. Things like routine washes, bottom cleanings, etc are not recorded. I feel that this is a lot more accurate than anything I can write. (Besides, I'm lazy!)
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:47 PM   #39
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That Works, The point being that you do keep a record of what was done and when.
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I've never kept a log on any of the boats I've owned. I do keep a three ring binder, however, and when I have maintenance done (hired) I simply punch 3 holes in the invoice and put it in the binder. The invoices are arranged from most recent to the earliest so when I get rid of the boat the next owner can track the maintenance quite easily. Things like routine washes, bottom cleanings, etc are not recorded. I feel that this is a lot more accurate than anything I can write. (Besides, I'm lazy!)
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