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.
Kevin suggested we add the appearance of a rudder in the Twin Engine inboard version. It helps during the training process.
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.
Our site had been hacked, but is now repaired and safe for operation. We will make every effort to keep it safe for your enjoyment.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to implement them.
Thanks to Jonathan’s feedback, the user can now select a bow/stern thruster configuration from the startup menu.
Thanks to Renz’ feedback, we have added two new hotkeys, ‘C’ and ‘V’ to get the left and right shifters back to neutral and 600 RPM with one keystroke.