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Old 13-12-2013, 09:48   #1
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OpenCPN driving Furuno Autopilot

Hello everyone,

In the last three years, I have tried unsuccessfully to have OpenCPN drive my Furuno Autopilot.

I have had three marine electronic 'experts' in three different countries to try and all failed.
I understand that it is possible to make it happen, so it is really frustrating....

I hope someone here will be able to direct me to a solution or recommend a technician able to fix my problem, I am currently in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; going to Cuba at the end of Dec 13 and crossing the Pacific in 2014.

Here is my hardware list:
  • Laptop running Win7 Ultimate, 32-bit
  • OpenCPN 322, CM93 charts
  • Furuno F50 ASI feeding ASI and GPS data to OCPN
  • External GPS also able to feed position to OCPN as backup
  • Actisense NMEA Buffer NBF-2-A
  • Furuno Navnet 3D without charts
  • Furuno NAVpilot-711 at the helm

Any help would be REALLY appreciated.
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Old 13-12-2013, 09:56   #2
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Re: OpenCPN driving Furuno Autopilot

Spiv....

May we see a screen shot of your NMEA connections debug window while the autopilot is configured, and OCPN is following a route? We want to see the NMEA output sentences to the A/P.

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Old 13-12-2013, 21:01   #3
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Re: OpenCPN driving Furuno Autopilot

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Spiv....

May we see a screen shot of your NMEA connections debug window while the autopilot is configured, and OCPN is following a route? We want to see the NMEA output sentences to the A/P.

Dave
Hi Dave,

thank you so much for the quick reply.

I am stationary on Fort Lauderdale, activated the closest route, You can see the cursor blinking.
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Old 13-12-2013, 22:10   #4
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Re: OpenCPN driving Furuno Autopilot

Spiv...

Well, it is having trouble to transmit anything to COM7. Note the RED in the NMEA debug log. (note to self: should be a red line in legend...)

Anyway, we need to see opencpn.log, and figure out what is wrong with COM7.

Also, you may want to send only RMC and APB to COM7 for easier initial debugging. I cannot see your output filter settings on the screen shots.

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Re: OpenCPN driving Furuno Autopilot

Spiv...

Also, do you have another USB-Serial adapter to try for COM7? Could be a hardware or driver issue....

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