suggest run on expedition and then input the first one or two waypoint into the raymarine which then gets you going... we find the raymarine wifi good for that as it means that you can use a tablet next to the pc running expedition. The with a bit more leisure somone can normally create the desired route on the MFD -- and yes it would be nice and maybe Raymarine are listening?
Thanks for the suggestion. We already that a reasonably good solution for race course management. The waypoints for the race are exported from Expedition into our Nexus NX2 navigator and drive the
Garmin/Nexus system from there. This take seconds only.
What we cannot do is export the race route from PC to our current B&G Zeus Touch plotter which, although only two years old, is dead from a software enhancement point of view.
. I was going to swop the Zeus for a Raymarine eS plotter - at least Lighthouse is a living, extending set of software supporting several sets/generations of MFD hardware .But similarly to B&G,
Raymarine have taken the (slightly) easier software path and stuck with micro SD card import - presumably this is fine if you have a huge power boat that spends all its time in a marina, no use 10 minutes before a sail race starts!
And they haven't bothered to implement Nmea 2000 PGN 129285 wp/route import that Nick needs to for Expedition!