Originally Posted by prjacobs
I'm new to OpenCPN and this forum. I sail out of Pedder Bay (near Victoria BC in the Pacific North West) and have a question about the current arrows.
I know I can open a current window for any particular location, and move fore or back a whole day at a time, but is it possible to scroll through the current arrows display on the chart, hour by hour, for a 'big picture' of what's happening current-wise?
I find OpenCPN very easy and intuitive to use, and especially like the AIS
I want to second this request! I'm glad I spent a little more time searching. I discovered opencpn recently after looking for a linux
solution for s-57 data every couple of years.
I'm a kayaker in the NYC
area and I'd love to have this feature for planning trips. In particular, circumnavigating Manhattan involves a varying set of currents throughout the trip. The typical trip involves going counter-clockwise around the island in about 8 hours, with the currents flowing with you most of the way around.
A much trickier course involves racing
around Manhattan clockwise. This requires very careful timing to avoid a terrible slog up the Hudson
river at the end.
When I first did this trip solo years ago I spent hours transcribing coordinates from the maptech
into a list I could load into my handheld GPS
. I could now do this in about 5 minutes with opencpn, it seems. :-)
Having the currents would make the timing much easier. What would be the most awesome would be to have a track with times and pacing information. My 305 has a time/distance virtual partner, but an app for my android phone
showing my pace related to specific waypoints would be best.
But, I digress. ;-) I would love to see some sort of time slider for controlling current display.