Route planner for boats on app does not allow you to change wind barbs to NORTH UP
salty.sax | Premium last edited by
Love the new feature, however I cannot seem to find the setting to change the orientation of the wind / wave barbs on my route plan. As a result I am not seeing the route plan conditions as per the weather chart (waves from the south actually appear to be coming from the north on the route plan). While this is easily fixed on the web browser, the andorid app does not seem to have this functunality (which I think is really important for seamless planning).
Yes, in the new mobile app, the Route planner is a simplified version of the one on browser version. There is no way to change the wind direction reference. In fact it is preset with the wind direction reference set to Left to right. As explained here. You can imagine your boat is sailing from Left to right of the screen and the “relative wind” you observe on the boat is that one shown in the planner diagram. (Note it is not the relative wind resulting from the true wind and the boat speed).
And because it has not been set to North up, it is now a sort of bug which leaves this feature almost unusable without a thorough explanation.
Developers should change it for North up in next app update, I hope.
@idefix37 Wow, yes, I agree, this is pretty much unusable until this bug is fixed. Thank out. iPad user.