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Old 16-08-2018, 19:24   #1
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Boat Polar for OpenCPN

How do i get my boat polar to work in OpenCPN
I have an xml file of boat speed vs TWA, but openCPN doesn't like it.
When i look at the example boat, it is an xml file that references a .pol file
I tried to edit that xml file but Word doesn't support it any more.
I thought maybe i could replace the .pol file with my xml file, but i can't edit it.
Any advice would be appreciated....
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Old 17-08-2018, 03:14   #2
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Re: Boat Polar for OpenCPN

Maybe try notepad++ ??
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
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How do i get my boat polar to work in OpenCPN
I have an xml file of boat speed vs TWA, but openCPN doesn't like it.
When i look at the example boat, it is an xml file that references a .pol file
I tried to edit that xml file but Word doesn't support it any more.
I thought maybe i could replace the .pol file with my xml file, but i can't edit it.
Any advice would be appreciated....
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Old 17-08-2018, 04:47   #3
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Re: Boat Polar for OpenCPN

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How do i get my boat polar to work in OpenCPN
I have an xml file of boat speed vs TWA, but openCPN doesn't like it.
When i look at the example boat, it is an xml file that references a .pol file
I tried to edit that xml file but Word doesn't support it any more.
I thought maybe i could replace the .pol file with my xml file, but i can't edit it.
Any advice would be appreciated....
Read the documentation. The Example boat.xml is a list of multiple polar files to be used during calculation found under the boat subdirectory. Edit Boat.xml

The polar files reside in a different sub-directory "polar" that you can Edit with Notepad++ as suggested or
1. "Edit" a "Configuration" highlight a config, select Edit Configuration
2. Inside of that "Edit" an "Boat.xml" select the boat.xml, select Edit
3. Inside of that "Edit" a "Polar" highlight a polar, select "Edit" in the right menu.


The polar can be .txt .csv .pol and there are several different formats that it will accept.
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Re: Boat Polar for OpenCPN

For weather routing, you just need to edit the boat and add your polar.
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Thanks for that
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