Weather-Routing with Climatology by Month - in Windows 7 !!!
!. Trouble getting to Bay of Fundy - Issac the little guy in the computer does an excellent job at a small scale, but he needs the big picture and sometimes that is difficult. He does not want to spend time on needless calculations, because his master gets ticked about that. But sometimes Issac is unable to get places and that creates some questions about Issac's ability to do the job given to him. Issac needs to know that it is alright to expand the land outline if it will complete the route successfully. He thinks that the summary land outline is good enough, but it reallly isn't.
2. Move the targe to Campabello Island - Issac still has problems here, he just does not like upper Maine
, it gets too foggy and he wants to go to the Northwest passage
. Which I would like to do sometime, but not now.
3. Issac will take me to St. Lawrence seaway, because he made a decision some time ago, that he would not try going up the Bay of Funday, although for a little while when he was working hard on isochrones in that area, the route looked like it was headed right up the Bay of Fundy. Issac was very smart then, and just canceled any calcs in Bay of Fundy, by drawing a line across demarking land. - Is there a way to loosen up the sensitivity, or time spent determining land extents in a certain area? Or should Issac be asking a bigger question, since he seems to update land extents mapping for just the the current
isobar? The question is this, if I release or redo one or two isobar land calcs back, and recalculate with greater sensitivity, will that get me closer to the destination
4. Newport-Nassau - The next one is cool, showing how big a boost currents can give us. The angle cutoff was set at 70 degrees I believe, note the straight line when the isochrones stop. However this line is broken and the isobars continue in a breakout exactly where the Gulf Stream
currents occur, pushing the cutoff line well out of alignment. If the boat chooses to hang a left at that point it would really make some time. Why is this happening? Is this a bug or feature? It is pretty clear that the 70 degree cutoff applies to wind
, but not currents, so we can see the added boost of current graphically. I think it is kind of cool, and really don't mind it, actually I like it. It does cost some computer time however. -Is there a way to toggle the current and wind
components and the effect of each on course? (may be too expensive computationally to do in real time).
5. Fall (Sept, Oct) Newport
-Red and Spring (Ap,May,June) Nassau
(Blue) following the Gulf Stream
. The routing menu shows the days and hours for each month and direction. The polars are calculated within the plugin by setting boat parameters. I used Bristol 32 parameters (lwl=24, lol=32, 6 tons, etc)
6. There are two menus Sean has provided "Batch" and "Route" which I have not been able to get to work in Windows. I may try in Linux
later, but these are clues re what is next in the plugin.