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Re: Do you sailor's keep a log book?
We keep a ship's log, a maintenance log, and we each keep personal logbooks. The ship's log notes locations, conditions, sail set, and whatever else the crew wants to put in it. The only "mandatory" entries are when we hear "Mayday" radio calls. I encourage crew/guests to make log entries and to sign the logbook at the end of a cruise. The maintenance log records oil changes, periodic checks, replacing items such as batteries, rigging, sails; and other maintenance and repair events performed. The personal logs for most of the crew are the ASA logbooks. I've outgrown mine and now use a small journal book to record miles, night hours, days at sea, destination, and crew position.
Our logbooks are just bound blank, lined pages. We are not obessive about the ship's log, but we record everything in the maintenance log and I am obsessive about my personal logbook.
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