As I have said previously in an other post, thanks a lot to Dave and the other developpers for Opencpn
I have used it, basically, for months and it is a great job.
But there are some points which are very unconfortable and irritant in navigation
. Some of us have said the same thing in the past :
1 - We need the posting
on the routes of the course and length of each segment without having to pass by the properties. When you sail and that the conditions are difficult it is much more safe thus. In the properties, if you have two segments of similar length and little difference in the course, you need one moment of reflection to know which one you are looking for and there is a strong risk of error which does not exist if this information is posted directly on the routes (best solution) or when the cursor passes over the concerned segment.
It is the most tedious point.
2 - I don't find anything to export and save marks. May be I don't know how to do. But if there is the possibility of puting Marks, which is a good thing, there should be the possibilty to save them, otherwise it is no use.
Afterward we could ask for a lot of new features, and I will be glad to use some of them. But to navigate, what is the main reason for being of Opencpn
, it is almost prefect : simple and effective.
No need to make "une usine à gaz" as we say in french (sorry, I have not the translation for that).