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Good to hear all ended well mate. Nice yacht you have- she looks strong and brave- and was!

I think I will pick up that 3 gallon fuel container and rig it for an emergency fuel supply- with a direct gravity fed fuel line to the injection pump (somthing I have been thinking about). And stock the boat up with some coffee- don't drink the stuff but I would if I need to stay up 36 hours.
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Hi I would love to post the track I have a slight issue I am a bit confused on how to export it.

I use a Garmin hand held H72 then interface it with my laptop to OpenCPN.

How do I export the track there does not seem to be an option?
Garmin H72 only holds 10 tracks and has options SAVE/CLEAR main window, menu window has options: Setup Track Log - Delete Saved Track - Delete All Saved.

I have a digital manual on the device if that would help?
I have the exact same model. You cannot directly import the track file into OpenCPN. Download a cheezy, free program called "EasyGPS". This program will interface with the Garmin, and extract the file. It is a .gpx file. Then, you can import the .gpx file into OpenCPN and it will overlay it onto a chart.

In EasyGPS, you'll need to set the COMM port that you're using (usually 3 or 4), and make sure that both EasyGPS and the Garmin are speaking the same language. (Garmin or NMEA)

Not sure if you know this, but if you have a newer laptop that does't have an old serial port, you'll need a serial-to-USB converter. (It just looks like an adapter plug)

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Intense story, always prepared for the worst! Looks like you have a seaworthy vessel and great captain! Good Job Capt.!
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