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Sailor Logbook S App manual
Instant plot button

Approximation

Unless you make manual events while tracking, plots are captured automatic each time your device has moved approximately 200 meter.

When tacking, your zig-sag track may be captured inaccurate, depending on length of legs, tack angle and coincidence.

When racing, you may want a precise capture of your track - as well as precise distance and speed calculations. This can be achieved by manually making an event everytime you want a plot at an exact location, because the location is captured whenever an event is saved.

In the Event editor you will usually enter a Text-note and set some attribute values, and then press   Done  .

In racing situations, this is awkward. Therefore the Event editors offer an alternative:

Instant plot button

Whenever the   New event...   button is tapped while tracking, the Event editor opens with an empty screen and an   Instant   button in the green navigation bar.

If you press it, a hidden plot is made, i.e. without any event attached. It doesn't leave any pin in Map or Eventlist - like normal events.

The plot is made only almost instantly - you have to move approximately 5 meter after pressing the button. Just like with other manual events. It's best to keep moving while tracking.

The screenshots below illustrate the effect - first a zigzag capture of a track:

No instant plots

and then a more precise image:

Many instant plots

Needless to say, this feature can be distracting! So don't use it unless a crew member is dedicated to using the App - or you are quite alone at sea.

As always: DON'T LET USE OF THE APP INTERFERE WITH YOUR NAVIGATION!


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Sailor Logbook S App manual
Instant plot button