Thanks for all the help. I have installed Navmon and the virtual comport appears to be working well for opencpn
. Navmon actually has a better "dashboard" than opencpn's plugin so I don't mind that I am running another program and it is easier to toggle between the two than to use the plugin. While I really appreciate the effort and concept
behind opencpn and know that I am incapable of providing anything close to it, I do think that it is important to lay out its flaws for potential users. The program is UNSTABLE using serial
to usb drivers and as all newer computers
lack serial connections it seems that this caveat should be front and center for all who are considering using it as a fulltime, reliable chartplotter
Thanks again for all the help and info.