Now I have been on a short boat trip and took the first attached screenshot. It clearly shows the problem: on the left part the look-ahead function is activated and the ship is positioned in the lower part, although I am heading south. The right part is with normal auto follow.
But, i have a crazy idea:
I also have the problem with SOG and COG missing in the status bar at the bottom (see attachment 2) which is discussed in other threads.
After a suggestion from Hakan I use the status bar plug-in instead, and that works fine. But that is only a work-around, the built-in software
obviously doesn´t have access to the correct COG and SOG values, since it can´t display them.
Now think of the piece of software
that shall calculate where to place the ship symbol in look-ahead mode. It will need the position, of course, and the COG. If the COG is not known it will perhaps take the default value of zero, and that means heading north. Thus it will place the ship in the middle of the lower part of the screen!!! Voila!
The heading arrow, whick is correct, could be calculated in some other way.
W#hat do you think about that?