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Sailing Logs What's in yours?

So with my first week of keel boat sailing behind me, I think it is a good idea if I start keeping a log. Just to tract my experiences and what types of boats I will be sailing. (since I will be using the sailing center's boats)

What information do you record in your sailing log? is your log more ship orientated or sailor?
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Date, Time, Vessel (name/length), Wind Speed Min., Wind Speed Max., Wind Direction Distance (nm), Avg. Temperature, Crew, Notes

I just fill in as much as I can based on the data that I have, hope it helps!
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sailing logs?

Oh! that's what that book is! It's on my bedside table And I thought sailing logs were the old skipjacks down at the Chesapeake Bay Museum !
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never used a log book, but the other logs, come on down, the logs race at cambridge this week, oxford next and than back to st.mike
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I try to use my log every time I go out. From experience, it is better to put in as much detail as possible.....it makes for great winter time reading and dreaming if nothing else.
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Barometric pressure readings are also good to take periodically. The trend of the air pressure can give you warning of incoming bad weather.
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bunch of beer receipts, outboard warranty for the dink, some insurance papers and some dust
edit; i dont even keep logs of my Scuba anymore unless theyre awesome dives and then maybe. the only log book i keep current every time is my skydiving log but it hasnt been used in years.
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bunch of beer receipts, outboard warranty for the dink, some insurance papers and some dust
That's what a sailor gets for living in the damn desert.
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That's what a sailor gets for living in the damn desert.
lol, quite true SD, but lake mead has as much shoreline as calif. to sail from lake mead marina to temple bar as a 35 mile leg, not bad for a lake. plus this lake made me a good sailor, the wind changes direction more in a day than i change underwear in a month. the winds can come up on you at 65mph gusts, and i've been knocked down a few times. and old salt told me long ago "if you can learn to sail this lake, you can sail any ocean". since then i've singlehanded the entire calif coast to baja. and miami to Bahamas. it really is a great sailing lake, very unforgivable, changing conditions. plus it is one BIG @$$ LAKE
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Lake Mead is a bit on the large side... The one major difference is that you have no tides... and tides can royally screw the lake sailor when they venture out on the salty ocean for the first time...especially in coastal areas with races and rips...like Woods Hole... and such.
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