Oh 3.0 rocks soooo much. Congratulations.
Updated it on the Toughbook last night and it uses less wattage with OpenGL enabled. And the Dashboard docking
makes everything look so tidy.
Two weekends past my friend and I took part in a race
. I had the Toughbook with me because there were quite a few marks to keep track of. I had put them all in there from the sailing instructions and named them with "Mark X on Stb" and so on.
So we get on board, motor
to the start line and do our "strategy talk" on the way. I showed him the course, dragged the map from here to there, zoomed and switched tracking on and off. That was it for instructions.
I had planned to hand him the tiller after the start to do the navigation
but I never had to. After about 10 more minutes he was happily using OpenCPN
and did so all through the race
, calling the tacks and keeping us where we needed to be.
Using the track as reference we could easily profit from the breeze bending around certain corners and always knew where the marks were. Sure these are things you can do without OpenCPN
but it just makes things very comfortable. Even if you've never (!) used it before.
Sooo, going racing
again this weekend. Wish me luck.