I just want to tell you all how seamless and pleasurable my switch over to OpenCPN
has been. It is just a treat to use and my thanks go to all you guys who have put so much of your time and effort into this project
In the part of world where I am, I can't begin to express my relief at being able to easily switch between vector and raster charts
, to compare their accuracy and somewhat relieve my stress when following a cmap track in the middle of the night that takes me across an island or the mainland. Just because someone else did it doesn't mean I can!
It reads cmap charts
better than the software
I was using, which in difficult areas will often offer you a blaze of red and make use near impossible in areas still navigable, and often make tracks invisible, forcing you to zoom out until the red disappears.
Now if I could just figure out how to convert all the WCI charts I've collected over time to a format OCPN can read (the manual says it can be done)... and to enlarge the position information at the bottom of the screen
and darken some depth
fonts on cmap charts so these old eyes can more easily read it... and figure out what I have done when it crashes, though that rarely happens and the program is easily restarted... but I'm learning
Please resist temptation to add every feature under the sun and bloat OCPN so it no longer zips along on my little netbooks. And we can only hope that a reasonable commercial
product comes along that will display OCPN while using very little power (assuming someone hasn't already).
Anyway, cheers, and thanks again for this marvelous program and your ongoing efforts.