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Sailor Logbook S App manual
Behaviour

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General (top)

Purpose: specify less transient (longer living) settings for behaviour of the app.

Behaviour is the second section of the Settings mainpage. It comprises settings that will seldom need to be changed, once they have been determined

It has four pickers plus three ON-OFF switches. Their default setting after installation is shown below. All can be set mutually independently, and are saved every time you press the home button.

Behaviour

Measurement picker (top)

Measurement picker

Defines unit for measuring distances and speed. The options are:

Most sailors will probably prefer the default (Nautic), but for terrestrial use one of the other units may fit better.

Windforces picker (top)

Windforces picker

Defines unit for measuring windforce. The options are:

The following table gives the relation between the measuring units:

Meter/sec Knots Beaufort
< 1 m/s: Calm (nil) < 1 kn: Calm (nil) 0 B: Calm (nil)
1- 2 m/s: Light air 1–3 kn: Light air 1 B: Light air
2– 3 m/s: Light breeze 4–6 kn: Light breeze 2 B: Light breeze
4– 5 m/s: Gentle breeze 7–10 kn: Gentle breeze 3 B: Gentle breeze
6– 7 m/s: Moderate breeze 11–16 kn: Moderate breeze 4 B: Moderate breeze
8–10 m/s: Fresh breeze 17–21 kn: Fresh breeze 5 B: Fresh breeze
11–13 m/s: Strong breeze 22–27 kn: Strong breeze 6 B: Strong breeze
14–16 m/s: Near gale 28–33 kn: Near gale 7 B: Near gale
17–20 m/s: Gale 34–40 kn: Gale 8 B: Gale
21-24 m/s: Strong gale 41–47 kn: Strong gale 9 B: Strong gale
25–28 m/s: Storm 48–55 kn: Storm 10 B: Storm
29–32 m/s: Violent storm 56–63 kn: Violent storm 11 B: Violent storm
≥ 32 m/s: Hurricane ≥ 64 kn: Hurricane 12 B: Hurricane

The designations follow this convention.

Periodic event picker (top)

Periodic event picker

Defines how often an automatic event should be made during tracking - and kept permanently for display on the Map and in the Report. The options are:

*) This is the default - the periodic events feature is maintained for historic reasons (a leftover from the paid edition of the app). Future use is discouraged - use the transient Periodic pins feature instead.

During tracking, the frequency can be changed freely.

Periodic events (top)

Whenever a 200 meter plot is about to be made - caused by movement - it's examined if it's time for a periodic event, according to the selected frequency. If so, an automatic event is made and attached to the plot. It's similar to manual events - made by tapping   New event...   - though they have:

The text-note pattern identifies a plot as periodic. It cannot be changed by editing.

Their purpose is making it easy to follow Hrs-Dist-Avs calculations during tracks. And on maps to get an overall impression of travel progress. Distinguish them from other events by their color Dark grey.

Periodic events are not controlled by a precise timer, but by movement. Thus timing is not accurate: plots for periodic events may be delayed by up to the time it takes to move 200 meter. However, this inaccuracy doesn't accumulate. And higher speed gives better accuracy.

Tracking beep picker (top)

Tracking beep picker

When tracking, a beep is heard when a plot is made, i.e. at start and end of tracking, when you have moved approximately 200 meter, or you make an event. This way you may check that the GPS works ok. The options are:

If you don't need or want any noise from the App while tracking, select the None option. Otherwise select a sound that doesn't conflict with other sounds, to avoid confusion.

The App is always silent in the background - irrespective of beep setting.

The switches (top)

Switch Function Note
Assume sails set at start - ON: the Sail attribute will be set to Full sails in the first plot event (when starting a new track)
- OFF: it will be set to No sails in the first plot event. See below.
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Assume engine running at start - ON: the Engine attribute will be set to Full ahead in the first plot event (when starting a new track)
- OFF: it will be set to No engine in the first plot event. See below.
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English time designations As default, weekday names (Monday, Tuesday, ...) are shown in English. Likewise some time indications (hours, minuts, ...) are shown in English form. If your first preferred language is not English, this can be changes. See below. -

The assumption switches (top)

You will probably want to have one and only one of the two Assume switches set to ON. Together with recorded values of the Sails and Engine attributes, these switches affect the Sails time and Engine time calculations.

Whenever the setting of one of the two switches is changed, a popup appears:

When assumption switches change

Set Assume engine running at start to ON if you usually depart from harbor by engine. And whenever you stop and start the engine during cruising, make an appropriate event.

You don't need to make an explicit stopping engine event at arrival, since ending a track implicitly signals engine stopped. Similar rule applies to setting and taking in sails.

The English time designations switch (top)

Your iPhone / iPad Language is determined in the Language & Region section of the System Settings:

Language & Region section of the System Settings

If your first preferred language is English (like above), the English time designations switch has no meaningful function. Trying to switch it OFF gives this popup:

The English time designations switch is disabled

However, if you first preferred language isn't English, but instead for example Spanish:

Language is Spanish

- then tapping the English time designations switch turns it OFF and opens this popup:

The English time designations switch to Spanish

A second tap on the switch turns it ON again, and gives a popup, reverse of the above.

One benefit of 'changing to your own (non-English) language' is, that contents of the Breadtext subpage reflects this.


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