In the recordYou can rename engines in any record. Just go into any record, select the sub menu for the operating hours, and tap on the engine name (see red arrows in the picture) to customize the engine name.
Engine settingsThere are two main ways engines can be configured. There is the variant I with 1 engine (classic sailing yacht with one main motor), or the variant II complex with 1, 2 or 3 engines in different operating conditions to distinguish between drive motors and auxiliary motors (such as power generator).
1. Hide sails stuffIf you have no sails but a pure motorboat, you can use this switch to hide all sail relevant stuff. When changing this switch, the quick maneuvers can optionally be reset, so that they also do not contain sailing relevant information.
2. Type of motorIf you activate the Variant II Complex with 1, 2 or 3 motors under point 4, you can specify for each motor whether it is only used for the drive, only as generator or for both. This is not relevant for variant I with one motor.
3. Calculation in statisticsIn over 95% of cases, this value should be on Differential. It only effects how the statistics should sum up the operating hours. Details are explained in the explanation of the statistics in # 13.
4. Select the Variant I or IIHere you can select between Variant I with one engine (switch off), or Variant II complex with 1, 2 or 3 engines (switch on). More details are described below.
Variant I with one engine When changing the status, the simple options for selection is displayed as shown in the picture. In this variant, the operating hours for each newly created entry (and per engine) are filled as it is set in the settings under Select data sources for the respective engine.
The picture shows the default value for motor 1, the default setting for motor 2 and 3 is 'previous record', but this can be adjusted if necessary.
In the standard setting 'calculated from previous record', the engine hours are added together with the time difference to the previous record if the status of the previous record is 'Engine' or 'Motor sailing'. Otherwise only the value of the previous record will be copied without adjustment.
To count operating hours for motors that do not run for propulsion but, for example, to generate electricity, the operating hours must be manually adjusted in a record.