I have built a bluetooth enabled gadget that acts as an interface between OpenCPN
on my Mac and the NMEA2000 network on my boat
. One of the (many) things that it does is listen for waypoints and routes sent from OpenCPN
via the "Send to GPS" function and then publishes these waypoints and routes on the NMEA 2000
network. I haven't yet tested that they transfer and store on my chart plotter (Zeus2), but the waypoint names are displayed on my Triton MFDs, so I am hopeful.
My question is, the waypoint names are truncated to 6 characters, and route
names are truncated to 9 characters. Is there a reason for this, and would it be possible to have the maximum length user definable in options window?
Thanks in advance.