This is a wonderful forum. Nice and discerning contributions from all you,thanks.
Yes that's what I thought. O is reporting heading and course deviation, e.g. cross tack error. The AP have no idea where we are and just respond to signals from O. The AP contains a "simple" regulator
and we can normally adjust gain and integration, sometimes called sea filter, to get a slow or quick response. So we have to focus on O or ourselves.
Yes, switch to Auto for a while until back on line is the method I've also used many times. But since being a bit lazy I did want to discus for a more convenient method. (Being lazy is one the features that's evaluating mankind?)
Capt.Alex and Dave..
Ok, thats a handy method especially compare to deleting the route and create a new destination WP and restart the AP Nav mode. But all these adapting methods forces me to raise from by comfortable position and move myself down to navigation
table for some more or less intelligent actions. But let me guess that you Dave have got some similar thoughts on your way to Bahamas
? And may has concluded that incorporating of a adaptive course deviation handling will lead to a rather complicated coding and not less to a not so understandable user interface?
Yes, despite my poor English
I feel you've got my points without confusions. The way your Ray.. works seems not so bad. To dodge by using the +/- key to achieve temporarily changes while still in Nav mode sounds nice. So I was forced to have a deeper look into my Simrad manual and guess what: Yes, there is a nearly hidden sentence describing the same functionality I've missed! ( And I use to describe myself being manual reader.:-)) My manual says that after a course change using the +/- keys the course "will while in Nav mode gradually return to the original track". Many thanks for that hint, I'll try it next cruising event.
So my conclusions are that I can proceed my lay back position and just let the AP do its job and Dave can keep O nice, understandable and simple to handle without complicated adaptations.
Thanks, it's been a pleasure to learn from all of you/Håkan