I have been using opencpn
just for planning purposes. worked great.
then i got the recommended gps puck
bu-353. configured it, worked great to give me real time info!
then noticed whenever i started opencpn
, and i tried to do something like changing scale, panning, zooming etc. it would go into a wait loop and give me a 'not responding' message and never come out of it (or at least i would wait about 3 minutes then close the program).
I rebuilt the maps database etc. Nothing solved
it. I was about to uninstall and reinstall, when i had this idea of plugging the puck
back in, and voila it worked!
Now, when I am doing planning at home, I really don't want to plug
in the puck, it drains battery
on my laptop
. But that is the only way I can run it.
Is there an option to have it not hang and use the maps without the puck turned on? thanks.