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 […]

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 […]

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