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! To get started, click above on “Run Simulator.” Thanks for all the feedback! We are continuously updating the simulator to make it a more effective tool. Please email your questions or […]
From: from Deniz Tok: Hello there. I just found out about your sim and I loved it! I can’t stop playing. I have a Searay 450 EB with twin engines and separated shifts & throttles. This sim makes great sense and really helps understanding the physics of the boat. Maybe only the wind physics differ […]
Thanks to Roy Lewis for pointing out that the GamePad Controller software produces blank simulator screens in some devices. So, we have added a new menu item to either enable or not enable the GamePad Controller. The default setting is Not Enabled.
Hello Everyone, I once again added Gamepad support. This works for both wired and wireless Gamepads. Here is the mapping: B Button – Move Left Stern ThrusterA Button – Move Right Stern ThrusterY Button – Move Left Bow ThrusterX Button – Move Right Bow ThrusterL Button – Left Throttle UpR Button – Right Throttle UpZL […]
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 […]
Inbox Suggestion from user John Torkelson I am in the process of buying a 35 to 45 foot boat and need to make a decision on “do I need side thrusters or not?”. Your simulator is great for helping me make that decision and I thank you for your effort. I do have two suggestions for you. […]
We updated the Wind and Water Indicators to improve the user experience. Just click on the + / – symbols to increase / decrease the wind / water speed. Then click on any circle to change the wind / water direction.
We have upgraded our URL to include a new SSL certificate. The new URL is https://theboatdocker.com ! Thanks.
This configuration was proposed by John who asked for a modification to the Man Overboard that would “Simulate backing down on a fish.” The fish moves quite a bit faster than the Man Overboard, otherwise it operates the same. Click on the water to move the fish.
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 […]