hi, I am very new to the forum and to the OpenCPN software
so bear with me, I have some questions that I could not find answer on the manual so here they are:
Lets say you make a trip plan on your computer using the software
and then you print your route
, as the result I have the waypoints that I can transfer to the GPS
, now if I sail this plan and get off from the curse the GPS alarm
will go off and I can correct my heading, now lets say that I have a total power failure and I am offshore
, I still have my waypoints and bearing print out so I can plot them on a paper chart to do DR, EP, once the bearings are magnetic I can plot using magnetic rose on the chart but I do not know:
a) when I plot the trip on OpenCPN
, the consider the current
effects to calculate the route
b) Using the charts
I'll have to plot a new route using the same waypoints but considering the current
effect, I will have to transform all those in true on the chart?
c)and after all I have to go back and translate everything to a C bearing so I can use the compass
Any help it will greatly appreciated.