Mercury Marine has introduced a free app for the iPhone that allows any boater to keep a record of important data and memorable events. Called Ship’s Log, it automatically captures time, weather information, location, and Mercury engine data while you’re under way. The app also allows you to add notes, photos, and even audio manually. Additionally, there’s a set of tools for use off the boat with which you can create checklists and organize your entries for quick reference.
You can keep your postings private or share them with your friends and fellow boaters. Choose from a large community of public logs created and maintained by people with specific interests: cruisers, family boaters, fishermen (including Mercury’s fishing pros)—anyone who wants to capture their memories and accomplishments on the water.
This article originally appeared in the November 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.