I use Google
products. I store my cloud based stuff under my google account. I created a maintenance log Google Form. When I do a maintenance task, I can log on with my iPhone
or computer and record
it with the form. I track what is important to me and it automatically puts the info in a spread sheet. When at my computer, I can sort the spread sheet and look at what ever detail I want.
The things I record
for each maintenance log entry are as follows: Vessel (i.e. Sailboat or inflatable); Category (i.e. scheduled maintenance, preventative maintenance [I see something that is starting to fail] or breakdown [part failed and is being replaced]); Date; Engine
Hours; Part(s) Used (I include description and part number [i.e. oil filter
- Universal No. 300209]); Estimated Cost; Time to Complete Task; Notes. Takes about 2 minutes to complete unless there is a lot to write up on parts
numbers, description and notes. Those I will typically finish on the computer instead of the phone
I have a similar log for fuel
. On that one I track date, engine
hours, location, total gallons, cost per gallon, total cost, Top Off (yes or no).
Because it's in a spread sheet it's really easy to figure out things like gallons/hour, how many hours since the last oil change
, etc. Also, fully customizable.