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Old 22-08-2017, 15:32   #61
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Re: Downloading Charts onto Open CPN

Yes, no touching. What do we learn? Can it be improved?
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Old 22-08-2017, 18:36   #62
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Good morning Hubert.

I opened OpenCPN late last night before turning in ... still fine. And opened again this morning ... still fine. OpenCPN is as I expected, an incredibly powerful aid. I remember doing my ECDIS course (I'm a semi retired ship's Captain), it hit me very quickly just how powerful ENCs are. There are several options for the delivery trip I'll be doing soon & I did in minutes last night what would have taken many hours as 2nd mate all those decades ago ! Also very powerful & quick @ chart corrections. I'm old fashioned, ok just old ! LOL & I still like paper charts - I spent quite a few hundred $ on paper charts for the delivery but OpenCPN will be indispensible for passage planning & monitoring.

I Googled Rangeboat 39. I recall seeing them on the net when looking @ various motor boats. I like the concept, but of course to get 1 to Tasmania ? ! My background is racing yachts but I'm sick of organising crew & the local scene has all but died so I've bought a motor boat. Have attached photos of my current motor boat & last yacht for absolutely no reason whatsoever @ all.

Many thanks again for your perseverance Hubert, very much appreciated. I'll go to OpenCPN web page (think that's where I saw it) & donate ... if I can get that to work ... hope it's PayPal. I still can't work out how you offer this for free ?

Take care & thank you again, Brian
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Old 22-08-2017, 22:52   #63
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Re: Downloading Charts onto Open CPN

Brian,

some plug-ins you might want to experiment with:
- the vdr (voyage data recorder)
- the draw plug-in
for later
- for racing "tactics"

There are a lot more.

If you have found a setting you feel comfortable with - a lot to play with at Display, Charts, Ships/AIS or UserInterface for example - you might want to make a back-up copy of your configuration (.ini) file. In case you don't find the way back changing settings.

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Old 23-08-2017, 01:21   #64
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God evening Hubert.

I'm happy relieved to finally have OpenCPN working & quite content with my limited skills @ present. It will be fine for the delivery passage. But as I use it more I'm sure I'll experiment with more of the features as I become more familiar. I'm guessing I'm using a tiny fraction of OpenCPN's capabilities @ present but will experiment as time goes on.

Many thanks again & cheers, Brian
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Re: Downloading Charts onto Open CPN

Hi
i try to install some OESENC CHARTS i purcased from O-chart. (norwegian coast)
I use a android tablet, xperia s2

i could not get the oeSENC plugin activated, so i downloaded latest opencpn from google play. and then the plugin installed.
But the preferences button is disabled, so i cant get the fingerprint file created.
how is that done?
best regards
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:07   #66
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Hans,

Android is different from desktop system.
You don't need to upload the fingerprint by yourself. The plug-in does this.

As described in the short manual at o-charts.org just go into Options|Charts|oeSENC charts and start there to get your charts. The System and the fingerprint will be created automatically for you. Just follow the indications of the plug-in. It guides you.

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Thanks Hubert.
then i got it installed

super system!
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