first of all let tell you why i'm here.
i'm a scout leader on the azorean sea scouts group, and we're recovering a swede 55 for our scouts to sail around the azores
As not much of an expert, i was searching for some kind of software
that i could use in redundacy to the chartplotter
that we're planning to put on the yacht, and came across opencpn
wich i enjoyed.
what i would like is some advices and help on setting it up. I've ordered a gps
a Globalsat BU-353, as it was one of the gps receivers
that as been tested.
I'll be using a Asus eeepc 1101ha.
i've tried, to download some chart of the Portugal
area without sucess.
can you please help with the following:
1. what's the ideal setup (gps, Ais
etc) that you think it's advisable?
2. where can i get the charts
? Online ? free
3. as a minimal option apart from gps
what do you consider the 2nd most important feature to have working?
Thank you for your time.