Originally Posted by TJ D
YES! That did it. Thank you. Next stop... GRIB data overlays! Any neat tricks to share on that one?
Hooked up OpenCPN 4.0 to a Vesper using the defaults and "it just worked" using GPSD - might have been even better using TCP. Setup time including Googling for default password with a smart phone
was maybe three minutes. Very impressed.
We used Zygrib for wind
and wave forecasts; I decompressed the GRIB files with "gzip -dk" (in ~/.zygrib/grib), copied them to a directory OpenCPN could see them, and had no trouble importing.
This gave us position, AIS
, and charts
in one convenient place; much better than using the little screen
and modern art charts of our Furuno
. The only annoying thing was (the known issue of) losing AIS connectivity when the MacBookPro went into power saving mode. Next is radar