Display other N2K data in Sail Logger?
I love sail logger but I’m still looking for one single place where I can monitor all of the information that is important to me.
I love the way that sail logger automatically starts and stops tracking, etc. and I really like the clean design so to me it would be my preferred choice of a single view into the systems on my boat. The fact that it is so easily accessible off the boat also is a big value.
I use the Saillogger often, but I also have to log in to my VRM portal to read things like the temperatures for my 3 Ruuvi sensors. I then need to log into the app of my Siren 3 pro in order to see the battery voltage of my three banks – house, starter and thruster.
All of this information is on the NMEA network onboard, but I have to use three different tools to access it. Would it be possible to add the ability to read any data from the NMEA bus and display it in Sail logger?
I’m not sure of the difficulty or feasibility of doing such a thing, but since it’s all on the network it seems like it should be possible??
Thank you for the recommendation. This is an good and interesting use-case indeed. It is certainly doable but the real challenge here is to do this through an intuitive user interface.
We are thinking of enhancing the monitoring page to modify/add new sources but making the UI and plugin integration is non-trivial.
We will keep thinking about this, we agree this would be a good and important enhancement to Saillogger.
This would be a -great- enhancement for me as well. I would love to be able to grab additional information off of the N2K network. I'm probably an outside use case in that I am using SailLogger on a powerboat, so I would enjoy being able to log more powerboat related items such as: engine hours, fuel tank levels, etc. Getting a clean UI can be a challenge; as a stop gap would it be possible to open the backend so a more "advanced user" who is more familiar with databases and programming in general could add their own customer N2K fields that are saved into the database. That way we could have a single go to single data source that houses all of the data available on our vessels. Thanks a ton for the great tool!