The Evolution pilot does not read routes. For the "Track" mode it only needs information on the current
segment of the route. And it wants a GPS
position and variation. To make this work
with an Actisense NGW-1 OpenCPN should send the following sentences to the NGW-1:
APB, GLL, GNS, VTG, XTE, RMB, RMC, GLL. Maybe not all of these are required, but this set seems to be enough. It seems you are missing the APB.
Then you should use the "Actisense toolkit" to configure your NGW-1: Select your device in the left pane. Then click to load the configuration from the device.
In the NMEA0183 tab tick the above mentioned sentences for receive. In the NMEA2000 tab tick the following sentences for Tx:
129033, 129044, 129283, 129284,129291, 129540, 130577. Again, not all of these sentences may be needed. And add the info you might also need, like wind
. Then click the button to upload the new configuration to your device.
With these settings the Track function works, at least with me.
But, I do not like the Track function. When at the start the boat
is exactly on track (XTE = 0) the pilot still heavily goes off track first to find out the best course. Later it will stabilize nicely on the track. And often I lack the searoom to let the pilot steer in the wrong direction at the beginning. Also I hate to press the confirm each time again at every waypoint.