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Old 20-02-2016, 19:45   #1
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Continuous Range And Bearing To Point

I was just working on a project positioning some moorings to predefined points (saved as waypoints) but had difficulty due to the fact that when you use navigate to point the range and bearing clear (even with a very small arrival radius that isn't crossed) when the software thinks you have past the point and your range is increasing.

does anyone know of a trick for making range and bearing to waypoint persist no matter what the vessel is doing?

I realize this is not a normal use case but I hate to have to revert to other plotting options for this type of work.

Thanks!

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Old 20-02-2016, 20:34   #2
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Re: continuous range and bearing to point

What are you using as your navigation instrument?
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Old 20-02-2016, 23:06   #3
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Re: continuous range and bearing to point

I was using a Trimble AG132 survey DGPS for position and piggybacking on a Robertson autopilot for heading.

This project was installing weather/wave buoys in lake mead but I do similar work on sites around the US and my equipment varies depending on the vessel I am working with.
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Re: Continuous Range And Bearing To Point

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I was just working on a project positioning some moorings to predefined points (saved as waypoints) but had difficulty due to the fact that when you use navigate to point the range and bearing clear (even with a very small arrival radius that isn't crossed) when the software thinks you have past the point and your range is increasing.

does anyone know of a trick for making range and bearing to waypoint persist no matter what the vessel is doing?

I realize this is not a normal use case but I hate to have to revert to other plotting options for this type of work.

Thanks!

Will
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did you try Toolbox,Ships, and fill the checkbox per "Advance Wpt at Arrival Only"? and set the radius there?
Maybe only works following a route.
advance wpt to next when you are "done"
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Re: Continuous Range And Bearing To Point

Yes, H Seagull. That should be the answer. Should have known.
Route to Autopilot | Official OpenCPN Homepage shows some diagrams to understand.
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Re: Continuous Range And Bearing To Point

Thanks HappySeagull, that seems to be the setting I was having trouble finding!
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