I think it would be nice, for testing purposes, for us to share some of the logs
that we create using the VDR plugin. I've attached one showing my crowded river below.
I do not currently have my electronic (autopilot) compass
or depth sounder
interfaced yet. I also have a just-announced wireless wind transducer
on order that I will interface via Bluetooth in the future. So right now my attached NMEA
log only contains GPS
data. (please remove .pdf extension after downloading, then unzip to .txt and open/play using the plugin)
I am concerned about how OpenCPN
when an electronic compass
is interfaced and there is a side current
. Is it course up (with boat's angle slightly skewed) or heading up (with boat's COG slightly skewed)? If someone who has his compass interfaced could post his own VDR log, I'd be able to see for myself, especially if the example shows sailing in a cross-current.