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Jim H
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Re: Do you sailor's keep a log book?

Over here in the UK, it's pretty much a requirement. Even in the Solent you're dancing with major ships, and there's only more waiting in the channel. A well-kept log can/will be reviewed in court if anything untoward happens, and having a decent log book helping to represent your seamanship skills is taken seriously.

As such, we go for the true leather-bound ones, for passage details, fuel consumption, maintenance reports, weather and wildlife. I can understand the idea of going with regular binders, but it's also a tradition on our boat that the yacht logs go with the boat when it is sold, and we really enjoyed reading the leather bound log of voyages done by our boat by previous owners.

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