Originally Posted by Waterwayguy
I too have found this method to be cumbersome and tedious. ....
It's so fast and easy.
1 Zoom out so you can see the chart.
2 Click on it. OpenCPN
will as a result, center on the chart.
3 Click on the chart in the chart bar.
4 The chart displays
This works whether the gps is running or not.
If you insist on loading one particular chart, you can also use Chart Groups as an alternative to the way Pavel mentioned.
works a bit differently than many other chart-plotters.
It does not load individual charts, it loads chart directories.
Once you are used to it it's very quick and easy.
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