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Old 09 January 2011, 12:19   #1
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What do you log?

Just thinking about the new boat & things I'll do differently with a larger RIB in which we will venture further.

One of things I think I probably ought to be more diligent about is keeping a log - I never bothered with the Avon 4m as we tended to pootle about on the river or nip round to Torbay if it was flattish & we were feeling adventurous.

With larger boat, larger engine & planning to travel further, keeping a log will be more important, for noting engine hours, trip details etc.

I don't want to create War & Peace & this is leisure not commerical standard.

What information do others log, and is there a decent RIB orientated logbook about? I'm not impressed wirh RYA "G20 Powerboat logbook" it's more a personal log / vehicle for training as opposed to a boat log.
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Old 10 January 2011, 05:48   #2
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Hours, fuel used, average speed & a quick summary of the trip.

I just use an Excel spreadsheet. (makes calculating Fuel use easier!)
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Old 10 January 2011, 07:30   #3
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If you have a modern engine on your new boat you will have much of that info on the gauges anyway i would suspect.
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Old 10 January 2011, 07:49   #4
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For some of us with 'older' engines!! date, av revs, av speed, no of passengers, weather/sea conditions, voyage details and any other relavant comments like fuel added etc.
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Old 10 January 2011, 11:44   #5
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As per Jambo above ^^^ with older engine i use an excel spreadsheet, date / time / fuel used / destination ( Torbay / Lyme bay area like you) / No. People / weather conditions / Tide etc, very easy to use once set up
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One of things I think I probably ought to be more diligent about is keeping a log - I never bothered with the Avon 4m as we tended to pootle about on the river or nip round to Torbay if it was flattish & we were feeling adventurous.
I never logged anything , but the pictures from the days out are a good reminder !

I am however of thinking of the potential of taking the Avon to Bembridge for picnic in the summer ( but maybe not all the way on the water ! )

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Old 10 January 2011, 14:55   #7
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If you have a modern engine on your new boat you will have much of that info on the gauges anyway i would suspect.
That's right. My E-Tec also has a telemetry link that uploads data to a PC when it's being looked at by the engineers. As for personal logs, I used to keep one when I had a yacht but got bored after a while and gave up. I guess that's why they invented video cameras.

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As for personal logs, I used to keep one when I had a yacht but got bored after a while and folded.
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I prefer to drop them to be honest. Nice fold by the way, did you do it yourself?
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Nice fold by the way, did you do it yourself?
No, I'm more of a Bluffer than a Folder, tbh
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