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Forum: OpenCPN 08-07-2021, 14:05
Replies: 1,128
Views: 170,653
Posted By RogerD
Re: Logbook Konni for OpenCPN

Got it. Preferences in the Plugin Manager.
Always something new to learn.


Roger
Forum: Marine Electronics 20-03-2019, 11:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By RogerD
Re: wind vane sender unit in bow?

Mechanical wind vane self steering (e.g. Monitor, Cape Horn, etc.) all steer by sensing the wind at the stern. It works well on all points of sail. You set the boat up to sail on the course you want...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-02-2019, 18:49
Replies: 79
Views: 12,175
Posted By RogerD
Re: Marina outlaws rowing of dinghy's...

The Canadian version of the Collision Regs states:
"General Definitions — International

For the purpose of these Rules, except where the context otherwise requires:


(a)
The word “vessel”...
Forum: OpenCPN 05-02-2019, 05:56
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By RogerD
Re: compass/heading sensor needed?

I use a tillerpilot on the windvane to steer while motoring.

An example of this is shown here: Automate the windvane (https://www.yachtvalhalla.net/articles/windvane/windvane.html)
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-06-2018, 10:01
Replies: 47
Views: 14,806
Posted By RogerD
Re: How do you tie up to these cleats ?

Use a round turn and two half hitches.



Round Turn and Two Half Hitches | How to tie a Round Turn and Two Half Hitches | Knots (https://www.animatedknots.com/roundturn/index.php)
Forum: OpenCPN 25-05-2018, 17:12
Replies: 35
Views: 4,169
Posted By RogerD
Re: GE2KAP

Paul:
Thank you. That worked. I previously tried all sorts of resolutions without success. The trick is that I had to sign out of windows 10 and sign back on before it worked!


Also, the HP...
Forum: OpenCPN 25-05-2018, 14:12
Replies: 35
Views: 4,169
Posted By RogerD
Re: GE2KAP

Hakan:
The version comes from the GE2KAP website. Its the same on all three computers
.
Roger
Forum: OpenCPN 25-05-2018, 12:48
Replies: 35
Views: 4,169
Posted By RogerD
Re: GE2KAP

I have GE2KAP installed on 3 laptops - HP Envy with Win 10, Dell Vostro with Win 7 and a Surface Pro 3 with Win 10 - all installed according to Yacht Vahalla's writeups, with exactly the same...
Forum: Great Lakes 03-11-2017, 18:43
Replies: 42
Views: 11,593
Posted By RogerD
Re: Great Lakes Cruising Guide Recommendations

You also might consider the Canadian CHS Sailing Directions
CHS - Sailing Directions (https://www.charts.gc.ca/publications/sailingdirections-instructionsnautiques-eng.asp)
and the US NOAA Coast...
Forum: OpenCPN 12-02-2017, 05:23
Replies: 879
Views: 102,539
Posted By RogerD
Re: Tactics Plugin

<"For a nice discussion about VMG and VMC from the perspective of the racers among us.

Destination One Design - Preparation">...
Forum: OpenCPN 01-02-2017, 11:42
Replies: 879
Views: 102,539
Posted By RogerD
Re: Tactics Plugin

OpenCPN already defines VMG - "VMG Velocity made good to next waypoint" in the "Active Route Console Window".
In my opinion, if that definition is not going to be used in the Tactics Plug-in then...
Forum: OpenCPN 25-07-2016, 05:02
Replies: 879
Views: 102,539
Posted By RogerD
Re: Tactics Plugin

Thomas/Rick/Fabian - You are mixing terms refering to different times - past present and future

If you start at Point A, at time 1 and intend to get to Point B you can lay out a Course between the...
Forum: Great Lakes 13-06-2016, 11:04
Replies: 17
Views: 4,073
Posted By RogerD
Re: Who's been swimming already?

At 1300 EDT today the Lake Ontario Water temperature at the Ajax Weather Bouy (just east of Toronto) was 6 degrees C, air temperature 10 degrees C (that's 43F and 50F). I don't intend to go...
Forum: OpenCPN 02-05-2016, 05:52
Replies: 20
Views: 10,957
Posted By RogerD
Re: Terminology -VMG & VMC - disambiguation

I believe that most "boaters", sail or power, would understand VMG to refer to Velocity Made Good to the next waypoint if a Route is "active", since that is where the route is trying to take you. ...
Forum: OpenCPN 20-04-2016, 05:32
Replies: 562
Views: 100,729
Posted By RogerD
Re: Plugin: DashBoard

Rick:
Very good.
One minor correction required:
Heading (HDG) - Compass direction in which the boat is pointed. The abbreviations HDT and HDT ....

Should one be HDM?

Roger
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 16-04-2016, 14:04
Replies: 27
Views: 3,063
Posted By RogerD
Re: North Channel Regulatory Q's

Visitor Information - Transport Canada (https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/debs-obs-quick-quick_visitor-1610.htm#4)
Transport Canada Visitor Information
Requirements for Foreign Recreational...
Forum: OpenCPN 28-02-2016, 16:00
Replies: 505
Views: 55,277
Posted By RogerD
Re: Watchdog Plugin

[QUOTE=Gilletarom;2058939]hello NAV, hello All,


There is one thing that bothers me. And it is for several weeks. Is that no one has ever written clearly defining what a "Boundary" in the sense...
Forum: OpenCPN 27-02-2016, 16:52
Replies: 505
Views: 55,277
Posted By RogerD
Re: Watchdog Plugin

Jon:
Yes. Do it the simple way and let the manual get into details.

Roger

Roger,
Could we just have 'Exclusion Alarms' as a heading to the top section, remove the paragraph regarding...
Forum: OpenCPN 27-02-2016, 14:08
Replies: 505
Views: 55,277
Posted By RogerD
Re: Watchdog Plugin

Jon:
Yes that would probably work. Although, someone might get confused by an Exclusion alarm on an Inclusion boundary.

Roger
Forum: OpenCPN 27-02-2016, 08:35
Replies: 505
Views: 55,277
Posted By RogerD
Re: Watchdog Plugin

Jon:
I have downloaded your latest WD 1.9040 (Win 10). The Note on the Edit Alarm page is good.
I think one of the problems people are having is using your "Boundary" alarm, which is an "alarm...
Forum: OpenCPN 19-02-2016, 10:12
Replies: 1,386
Views: 112,168
Posted By RogerD
Re: Ocpn-Draw and Boundary

Rgleason:
It would be very handy for "normal" users (boaters, not programmers) to have a link to "Download User Manual for Offline Use", or "Update Offline Manual". without having to "edit" the...
Forum: OpenCPN 19-02-2016, 07:23
Replies: 1,386
Views: 112,168
Posted By RogerD
Re: Ocpn-Draw and Boundary

Rgleason:
"Roger I went back to the text to find where this is written. I did not find it yet (please advise.) What I did find seemed to be correct to me, and I added for Exclusion="Keep boat...
Forum: OpenCPN 18-02-2016, 07:39
Replies: 1,386
Views: 112,168
Posted By RogerD
Re: Ocpn-Draw and Boundary

I have been reviewing the 4.2 manual about Draw and Watchdog alarms. There appears to be either a mistake in the manual or I don't get the logic of the WD alarms.

Excerpts from the manual (witt...
Forum: Navigation 01-02-2016, 09:52
Replies: 20
Views: 3,373
Posted By RogerD
Re: Variation and deviation, online Nav course, please help.

Originally Posted by Time2Go https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: OpenCPN 24-01-2016, 07:18
Replies: 1,386
Views: 112,168
Posted By RogerD
Re: Ocpn-Draw and Boundary

According to Bowditch (American Practical Navigator)
Maritime Safety Information (https://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=msi_portal_page_62&pubCode=0002)

Chapter 7 Dead...
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