I am a very senior sailor (70) on an extended cruise
(2 years out now) with shall say with definitely not excellent computer skills, currently cruising the Gladstone Qld area in our owner built yacht.
We have been using SOB But recently a passing generous sailor downloaded and set up
on to my main laptop
. This was done with me understanding very little of anything about the program and charts
I am very impressed with the intuitiveness of the program, scale that can be zoomed to and the general presentation (screen image etc).
However i do have a couple of bugs which after weeks of searching through this forum tells me that they are probably known issues.
We are running Windows 7 (64 bit) on an Aspire 5741 laptop
is 2.2 Build 1007 . What i would like to do is change to a better or more stable version but am hesitant to change that which i don,t know, nor know to do.
In simple terms i really need simple but detailed advice on how to get this program operating reliably - do i go forward to a new version or back to a more stable version and then exactly HOW do i do that? Does the current
version need to be uninstalled first ? Will my existing Charts be at risk of loss during any changes ?
The bugs that i notice i have -
1).. When the computer hibernates or or if i go on the net while the prog. is running i loose the gps
connection and then are unable to
close/exit OPENcpn. I then have to restart the computer to get OpenCpn to work again.
2)..The latitude and longitude have an extra zero after the decimal
point (you know what mean!!
As we are heading out to Fitzroy Reef in a couple of days we would very much appreciate the help from a generous knowledgeable
Many thanks in advance.
I was all ways taught to respect my elders - just find it harder and harder to find them these days.