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  • Log book software... what(39)s your favorite?-gctid827935

    Hi all,

    Maybe this has been addressed before and I couldn't find it, but I thought I'd try a new thread just in case. I've been setting up a separate computer for logging my maintanence, trips, inventory and such and wondered what others on the forum used and how they liked it... is there a favorite out there?

    The computer is integrated into my NMEA 2000 backbone, so I can log engine data and other digital data. I use a pc but also carry iPads so either platform would work, depending on what software is out there.

    I look forward to hearing what's out there...




  • #2
    A simple excel spreadsheet works great for me.
    ~~1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse & 17' Boston Whaler Dauntless~~


    • #3
      Huh. I was wondering what I could do with my old iPad. I'm still going to back it up on a hard copy.
      P/C Pete
      Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
      1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
      Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
      MMSI 367770440


      • #4
        If you're building up a PC for your boat, try installing OpenCPN. It's an Open Sourced (free) Chartplotter program that runs on Windows, Android or Linux. Someone has even written an ISO called Navigatrix (free) that bundles a light version of Linux and OpenCPN together with all the Plugins and some other handy navigation tools.

        OpenCPN has a Logbook Plugin plus it can record Voyage data as well.

        I have OpenCPN running on an old laptop. I also had an old Bluetooth GPS puck. Installed Navigatrix -- have all the charts downloaded and working. Even have it integrated with my radar unit so I can do radar overlay (Simrad). I don't use the Logbook function but the plugin is there and simple to activate.


        • #5
          I use an app called BoatingSuite on my iPhone.

          It was free when I started using it. I think you have to buy it now.

          It is simple to use and suits my needs.
          NOAH GENDA - 1999 3258 Avanti
          Wabasha, MN on the Mississippi