Introduction Guidelines / Manual For First Usage Of Logbook App
First Trip preparation
Once you arrive on your boat, you can add the first log record by tapping the + button on top right. You can add a 'free text' record stating something like 'Ship taken from charterer, one navigation light is out of order, we informed the charter company. Supply already carried on board'.
Once you think about leaving the harbor you will need to start the engine, do not forget to change the status in app from 'Moored' to 'Engine' and enable Autorecording (blue frame becomes visible). Now steer out of harbor and do not forget to update the status from "Engine" to "Sailing" when you set the sails.
When you would like to log something (for example if you saw some dolphins, or would like to log a COLREGs related evidence), just tap the + button on top right with the appropriate text/picture. Of course, you can adjust this record afterwards if required, and add a picture or adjust some other values.
Sometime later you will furl the sails. Do not forget to change the status from "Sailing" to "Engine" and later when you let your anchor go in a bay and switch off the engine change the status again from "Engine" to "Anchored". This time do not forget to disable Autorecording (= blue frame should disappear!). You will enable it on the next day again.
Now go to the statistics tab and review your trip in some numbers ;-)
End tripOn your last day, you will change the status to "Moored" again when you enter the final destination harbor. Do not forget to disable Autorecording again. Now go to 'Tools' > 'Export Logbook', choose your favorite font type, if you would like to export only manual records that where create manually or adjusted afterwards, or all records. (Manual record appears twice height of auto record in the log overview.) Finally choose your favorite export style. Congratulations you have a perfect log book of your trip!
Hint for autorecordingIn the tab
GPS services ➡️ you can activate
Set Autorecording when switching status.
Then the autorecording (= blue frame) switches on automatically when you switch to the Motor or Sail status and automatically switches off when you switch to the Moored or Anchor status. So you can't forget to switch the autorecording (= blue frame) on or off.
But you still mustn't forget to change the status the next morning and start the recording.
(If you don't want to forget that either, take a look at the geofencing reminder feature.)
One more hint:
It is also good if you just try it out beforehand in a test log that you can create. And then simply generate data by car, bicycle, train, tram, or going for a walk. Then you are already experienced on the ship.
Further informationThere are different types of entries you will see, for an overview check out tha page that describes maintenance records.
And if you want to have your currently selected logbook available on multiple devices, go to the tab
Logbook Sync OFF ➡️ and follow the Instructions for embedding the logbook on other devices.