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While I keep a log when on a "cruise", I have not done so for daysails or even overnighters in "known" areas. I know there are regulations about keeping a log, and also good seamanship practices (hence a log if I am at all concerned about conditions or destinations), but to keep a log for every sail seems onerous to me. What do others do?

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Same here, I keep a log only when cruising for longer voyages.
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we spent 52 days on board and about 18 overnights this season. life just seemed to get in the way.
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Interesting that so many of you don't track daysails.. You still rack up some engine time, we like to keep a record of conditions, guests (and their comments) etc and it makes it easy to keep track of your days out.

On a rainy day it can be diverting to review the logs and reminisce about this thing or that place (or those people!)...
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Interesting that so many of you don't track daysails.. You still rack up some engine time, we like to keep a record of conditions, guests (and their comments) etc and it makes it easy to keep track of your days out.

On a rainy day it can be diverting to review the logs and reminisce about this thing or that place (or those people!)...
I try to log day sails too. What makes it hard is finding the time to do so, after the sail, the boat is put away, and everyone is standing around waiting to leave...

So, Faster, when, precisely, do you log your day sails? Do you do it while others are putting the boat away? At home?

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I try to log day sails too. What makes it hard is finding the time to do so, after the sail, the boat is put away, and everyone is standing around waiting to leave...

So, Faster, when, precisely, do you log your day sails? Do you do it while others are putting the boat away? At home?
Filling in the log is just another post-sail chore.. after the sail cover is on, sails stowed, lines put away, I usually take the time to fill in the essentials then. Often we have a coffee (or a beer) on board at the end of the day and that's a good time to sit back and get it done.

But you're right, sometimes there's a crowd itching to leave and I forget, but then it's done the next time I check the boat (usually twice/week).
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Filling in the log is just another post-sail chore.. after the sail cover is on, sails stowed, lines put away, I usually take the time to fill in the essentials then. Often we have a coffee (or a beer) on board at the end of the day and that's a good time to sit back and get it done.

But you're right, sometimes there's a crowd itching to leave and I forget, but then it's done the next time I check the boat (usually twice/week).
Good for you Faster, I now have my New Year's Resolution...

My mother was meticulous in logging our trips on our first boat, a Shark, on which my family used to weekend and day sail, back in the mid Sixties. The logbooks are a treasured family heirloom now.

I'll try to do as well as she did.

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OK, I will try to start a new trend.
Logging everytime out.

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