Is there a basic 'how to' someplace on findit? I am having difficulty understanding the basic thought process behind that plugin.
No there is not. There are threads that discuss Konni's Logbook and Findit. This is a very comprehensive system (my impression) geared towards maintaining a boat logbook. I suggest reading through the threads and posts to understand the development and authors intent. There may be other threads that I have not found with my search.
Logbook Konni for OpenCPN
Logbook connie - How to Install on Ubuntu?
Konni is an excellent programmer, but had to stop for health
reasons I believe. Occasionally he will add another plugin, sort of out of the blue, just as he did with Polar, which was a very nice gift that Sean is going integrate with the weather_routing plugin.
Since you will probably be learning
more about findit, which is a tool for finding things in a boat database, which I believe is stored in logbook konni, it would be very helpful if you would write a description and details about use in the manual, under plugins, here.
Plugins | Official OpenCPN Homepage
You should register on opencpn.org and then you'll be able to add a child page for Logbook Konni, and another page for Findit Konni. That would be a great contribution to the program because no one has done that yet.