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Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« on: February 04, 2020, 08:25:08 AM »

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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 06:23:36 PM »
This seems to be a lot of overkill for a small boat where everything is within an arm's length.
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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 06:35:10 AM »
A small notepad and a pencil is more reliable.
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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2020, 08:48:16 AM »
A small notepad and a pencil is more reliable.

Yes, but think about the general picture of a boat! You have metrics (fuel etc) to watch, inventory, maintenance tasks etc. And of course, I am not talking only to write them down but also to keep track of them so you can have meaningful reports every 3-6-9 months, so you can better manage your boat and optimize its resources. If you ask me, I'll say that I'll feel more comfortable having an automated soft that does it for me.

Just like the notepad and the pencil, only that the reporting is made by the software. I think this is a great advantage on using this kind of systems, don't you think?

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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2020, 08:51:36 AM »
This seems to be a lot of overkill for a small boat where everything is within an arm's length.

Yes, but still, even a small boat has its "stressing" stuff that you need to worry about; don't you think? I'm talking about all the Maintenance Task that every boat needs (basic + advanced)!

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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2020, 11:17:47 AM »
you selling something?
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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2020, 11:19:41 AM »
Hey, George. Welcome.

It seems that your sites are down this morning. I'm trying to hit them from mobile data in the Carolinas.

Also, if you take a look around here I think you will find that we are not really in your target market. There are luddites and vagabonds, old school sailors and boatyard bums; and even some geeks too. Of the varied approaches taken by members, all are worn as a badge of courage and solidarity.

I would never use a cloud based app as one of my goals is to be disconnected. I saw your Utube that suggested it could be used offline, but I just wouldn't. That's not to say I won't keep an inventory on a tablet or a RPi, but I'd be better served by something I've built myself.

Good luck.
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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2020, 06:31:47 PM »
Hey who you calling a luddite??? Oh, me :) Yep- still carry and use paper aboard, even though I do use GPS And hank on sails :)
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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2020, 07:02:01 PM »
Preventive maintenance:

Put boat and trailer in driveway for winter.

Change the oil in the engine once a year in fall.  Run time not enough to need one, but good practice.

Put the battery in the garage on a charger for the winter.

Check air in tires in fall, and again in spring.

Remove any leftover food.

Remove any wasp nests that have been built this year.

Done

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2020, 09:29:54 PM »
See ... I knew somebody would take "luddite" as a compliment. :-)
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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2020, 10:35:24 PM »
:) At my age, sure- kinda set that way. No propane on the boat, no A/C, no 110, outboard power.
No TV aboard.... :) and on and on
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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2020, 07:13:05 AM »
Been a long time since I 'grogged.'
Not always about age, I might install propane, but I'm with you on all the rest.
I haven't owned a TV for 15 years.
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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2020, 04:04:30 PM »
The only clouds I want to experience are white fluffy ones overhead.
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2020, 06:27:24 PM »
 ;D with a nice breeze
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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2020, 10:08:34 PM »
God made small boats for younger boys and older men

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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2020, 07:09:41 PM »
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Re: Boat Maintenance & Management Solution?
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2020, 02:48:14 PM »
This thread.  ;D

ROTFL.

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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2020, 03:02:30 PM »
God made small boats for younger boys and older men