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Old 10-03-2014, 13:39   #1
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Online Maintenance Log

I'm looking for a form or program for an online maintenance log that I can run on my Apple computer. It can be a simple XL spreadsheet or something more. Hopefully, for free. I just want to be able to keep maintenance records on my computer and not have to write them out in long hand. Any suggestions or solutions?
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Re: Online Maintenance Log

Google Docs springs to mind. Have you tried that route?
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I know some sites, like BoatLogger will allow you to keep logs online, things like maintenance and stuff like that. I prefer a spreadsheet myself, and upload a copy to my dropbox folder when I change things just to have it safe and handy elsewhere if needed.
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Re: Online Maintenance Log

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, iPad 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.
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Re: Online Maintenance Log

Thought I should add some screen shots of what the input screen looks like.

The input screens are saved as bookmarks on my devices. I just call them up and add the info.
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I'm looking for a form or program for an online maintenance log that I can run on my Apple computer. It can be a simple XL spreadsheet or something more. Hopefully, for free. I just want to be able to keep maintenance records on my computer and not have to write them out in long hand. Any suggestions or solutions?

If you have Excel, can you not just start a new spreadsheet and begin typing?

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