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Old 25 October 2008, 11:58   #1
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how many sibbers keep a log

locododiz brought this up in another thread on engine hours , but how many sibers keep a log of their days out ,either as a yachts log or just a few notes in a note book ,i always have made some note to distance traveled ,engine hours ,weather and sea conditions ,rough course steered ,just wondered how many even bother .plus if you have a vhf radio your supposed to keep brief a log of that ,

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Old 25 October 2008, 13:00   #2
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Don't be silly - it would get wet!!!

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Old 25 October 2008, 13:55   #3
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Originally Posted by codprawn View Post
Don't be silly - it would get wet!!!
If you have the available time, do it when returning home, personally use a calendar and mark the day out, no other info is included as the Pacific Ocean around here is very pacific, "Thumbs-Up" Only as a refference to see which day/month been out. My 2 sib's engines have tiny tachs installed, so worked hours information is a breeze for scheduled maintenance, clean/regap, plugs/change, tail oil refills/changes, general lubrication, parts changed. This info is carried on a computer log, includes day/month/year of what's been done to each engine and acumulated worked hours.

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Old 25 October 2008, 14:02   #4
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Nope, while I'm out on the boat, I'm too busy enjoying myself to write things down. Afterwards, I'll retrace my course on Google Earth, then post an account with pictures here on


SIB Daytrip - Gimli - Gull Harbour round trip

SIBbing up the rapids of the Bloodvein River
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Old 25 October 2008, 15:16   #5
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SIB Log :

9:00 - left slipway
9:01 - got to RIB

14:00 - left RIB
14:01 - got to slipway

do this 30-40 times a season


9:00 - left slipway - went up down river for 15 minutes
9:30 - back to slipway

As you can see my SIB is small & has a specific use.
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Old 30 October 2008, 09:59   #6
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I like logs and notes...

But usually those are GPS tracks + photos. U just need to synchronize time stamps on your camera and GPS.

Do not have GPS? Any 30$ GPS Picture Tracker from eBay would do the trick. I still have an itch to get Olympus 1030SW for the plain outdoor usage.
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Old 31 October 2008, 11:37   #7
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A friend of mine encouraged me to keep a log of time on water.

Here (the US), to qualify for a CG 6-pack Captain's rating, you need to pass a written test, and be able to document your hours on the water either/both in command or as a working crew member on a vessel.

I have yet to start (it's only been a couple of years since he suggested it.)

As I recall, his log has simply the date, hours spent on water, departure location, destination, return destination, and people on board. He's looking towards his 100-ton license.

Don't know if this applies on the right side of the Atlantic or not.


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