Thanks to Iain’s suggestion, we have updated the spring lines, so that it is now a two-step process. To deploy a spring line, first click on a bumper/fender, and then click on the cleat. To remove a spring line, just click on the bumper/fender.
Thanks to Alexander’s suggestion, we just added a “Moving Boat” to the menu. In this scenario, a moving boat moves from right to left and the pilot of this boat doesn’t stop for anyone or anything!
Thanks to Ian’s suggestions, the North Facing Dock has a new look – Please check it out.
TheBoatDocker has a new look. Please let us know if you like it.
p.s. There are many changes to many pages so if it does not work at first, refresh your browser in two different places: First refresh it at the opening menu page and then refresh it again at the running simulator page.
To all who use the man overboard dock configuration for training, it has been modified so that the “man overboard” is now on the move. Click anywhere on the screen and the man will slowly move toward that click.
As always, please let us know if this works for you!
We have just released a new version of the BoatDocker. Many of the changes are behind the scenes and we believe there are several subtle performance improvements. As always, please let us know how it works for you.
Thanks to your suggestions, we have modified the tonnage selection so that heavier boats are now longer and wider. Let us know what you think.
Thanks to J.T.’s comments, we have added a new dock configuration including Mooring Buoys. In addition, we have made some extensive “behind the scenes” changes. So, please, refresh your browser in the menu page, and again at the simulator page, and then test it out for us and send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Captain Dirk who said, [it’s confusing when the boat is at the bottom, because the orientation is is not that of the captain.] Captain Dirk suggested keep the boat fixed and move the dock instead, but that’s a major redesign. So we created a mostly north-facing dock configuration to try to mitigate that problem. As always, let us know what you think.
The Large Center Controls are now enabled from the startup menu and not by clicking in the water. This enables the user in the Man Overboard scenario to click on the new location of the MOB.
As you might have noticed, we have slightly modified the old dock configuration. More importantly, we have redesigned the system to rapidly add new dock configurations, which can then be selected from a startup menu.
So, we need your help! Send your dock configuration sketches to email@example.com and we will try to implement them.