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Old 08-08-2016, 00:28   #1
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OpenCPN Weather Routing


I've installed the weather routing plugin. When I want to configure the polar Diagramm for my y, I'm unable to find the Plot Details Tab to fill in details like Lwl, Loa, Displacement.... to create the file boat.xml

In the manual it's described to be found under <Configuration > Edit > Boat Edit > Plot Details [tab] but I just find the polar tab.

Here's the complete description of the manual:
Initially under <Configuration > Edit > Boat Edit > Plot Details [tab] the file referenced is "boat.xml".
Make sure you have a file "boat.xml" in your opencpn data directory, if you are having troubles, download a boat.xml file and "load" it.

The second file is under <Configuration > Edit > Boat Edit > Polar [tab] and this is an optional polar file "<boat>.csv"
"Polar File" Tab shows the path of the Polar file being used, if one exists, otherwise the program has builtin VPP calculation using the boats characteristics which have been entered, which is in effect when the path shows as "<computed>".

If you have prepared a polar file in the Opencpn format for your boat, you can load it into the plugin from this tab, and after you "Save" from the "Plot Details" tab, the pathname willl be remembered [note the pathname in the sample <boat>.XML file below].

Can someone say me where I can find this plot details tab?

Many Thanks for your help!

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Old 08-08-2016, 03:04   #2
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Old 08-08-2016, 04:07   #3
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Re: OpenCPN Weather Routing

Michael, Sean has recently simplified the plugin ans removed that part and the manual has not been updated yet.
You will need a polar file for your boat (or several for different conditions and sets of sails.
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