The Boat Docker Training

The following articles provide all of the information you need to know in order to operate The Boat Docker simulator.

Welcome to The Boat Docker

This simulator is designed to train you to dock your twin engine or single I/O power boat before you actually try it in the water! This is not a game, but a simulator. Thanks for all the feedback! We continuously update the simulator to make it an effective tool. To run the simulator Click Here. Please email […]

Added Joystick/Gamepad support directly in browser

Hi guys, I took the liberty to add support for joystick/gamepad directly in the JavaScript so no need for external key mapping tools. It works great with a PS4 controller over Bluetooth and should support Firefox, Safari and Chrome. It maps gamepad buttons to the existing boat docker keystrokes to minimize code changes. I linked […]

Using a Game Controller with Mac OS

From user Pete Harris: Love the simulator ! It’s great for developing muscle memory, so you can just focus on strategy when things get real. It was a bit daunting trying to figure out what game controller to buy, coupled with the worry I was wasting my time, and would not be able to get […]

Rudder Effectiveness and Single I/O Prop Walk

Thanks to your suggestions we have added Rudder Effectiveness and Single I/O Prop Walk. You can now select low/medium/high rudder effectiveness from the start menu. Be sure to refresh your browsers on the menu page and then again on the simulator page. For a single I/O with an engine speed of 600 RPM, the engine […]

New Spring Line Deployment Feature

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. TheBoatDocker Group

A Downloadable Version

Hello Boaters, Many of you have been asking for a (Windows) downloadable version that runs independent from the internet. Click on the link below to download a .zip file to your favorite directory, unzip the file, and click on TheBoatDocker.exe. Please let me know how this works for you. theboatdocker.zip