I've only had to use our logbook in an 'official' capacity once -- an insurance
company wanted a page. We were giving some folks a ride to a deserted island, who had travelers insurance
, and they lost
a bunch of camera equipment
when a wave filled the cockpit
and drained through an open window onto the quarter berth. They needed the page for the insurance company to pay them for their cameras.
Ours is very informal, a bound book of blank pages. It holds everything, to-do lists, notes on navigation
(more scrupulous when we are bored enough to be traditionally navigating), anchoring
, people we meet, communication between watches, and etc.
The only structure is, on passage
, we make columns on the right side of the book for navigation
notes (time, velocity, direction, pressure, wind
speed and direction), and keep the left side free to talk about the cat, dinner, or doodle.