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Old 09-03-2005, 07:10   #1
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Docking Game

With Spring just around the corner, you might want to hone up those rusty docking skills. Check out the simulator below for fun

http://spot.pcc.edu/~mtrigobo/docksim/index.html
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Old 09-03-2005, 09:48   #2
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Just remember when practicing, never come in to the dock any faster than you want to hit it!
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Old 09-03-2005, 11:42   #3
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A learnt several things.
Don't hook up my computor keyboard to the helm
Never rely on MSoft for such a mission critical excersise such as steering my boat
Don't rely on a person with poor keyboard skills (me) to steer my boat.
Don't buy a birth tooo small for the boat

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Old 09-03-2005, 14:08   #4
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Ouch!!

You guys crack me up!

I practiced hitting each slip several times. Man, that's either one tough boat, or one soft dock??
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Old 09-03-2005, 15:38   #5
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Makes me wish I had a bow thruster! Now I remember why I got a catamaran. TWO engines! I have renewed respect for the single screw crowd!
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Yikes,
Never steer with the laptop, The helm on our boat seems to work much better than those arrow keys in my laptop. Perhaps a joystick?

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Old 10-03-2005, 18:10   #7
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Thumbs down Intersting link...

But not a very fun game.... I thought it was weird that when you had the rudder "amid ships" you still would drift port or starboard, according to where the rudder was placed prior to setting it to "amid ships"

Anyone have input? On my real boat, it didn't work like that. Maybe my boat was broken.
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Old 10-03-2005, 20:35   #8
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I guess you get what you pay for
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Old 10-03-2005, 23:39   #9
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While we are on the games subject. Seeing as the winter months are fast approaching for me down here, does anyone know of any free sailing simulators I can down load?? I suppose if anything is available, being free will limit me to some rather pathetic simulations huh?
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pirate Cannon Blast

I can't help you with a free sailing simulator, but here's one to help hone up your defensive skills.....Arrrghhh!!!


http://www.miniclip.com/cannonblast.htm
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Makes me wish I had a bow thruster! Now I remember why I got a catamaran. TWO engines! I have renewed respect for the single screw crowd!
Hay you reckon its that easy, you want to try my cat - which has the standard two rudders, but only a single engine. Berthing when the wind is off the jetty can be an interesting manoeuvre especially when single handed!
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Old 11-03-2005, 11:58   #12
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Talking Re: Cannon Blast

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Stede once whispered in the wind:
I can't help you with a free sailing simulator, but here's one to help hone up your defensive skills.....Arrrghhh!!!


http://www.miniclip.com/cannonblast.htm
Now THIS is a simulator that will get me ready for spring! ha ha ha!

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Old 11-03-2005, 12:25   #13
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Yeee haaaa. Now THATS a simulator. A real problem solver. Anything gets in the road and the problem can be eliminated. Going to hit the dock? Problem elimiated. Some Gin Palace not giving way? problem eliminated.
Hmmmm, now if I can just work out how to mount to the fore deck hmmmm.
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Old 11-03-2005, 20:04   #14
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pirate Yo!Ho!....A sailor's life for me!

Get a peg-legged pirate together with some sailors, add a few cannons, and everyone's happy. Amazing!!!


Here's one more for you.

Iffen ye so's desires, an has de nerve, see if ye can find de treasure...arrrghhh!!!

http://www.actionflash.com/the_lego_treasure_hunt.php
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pdavis.nl has a very good simulator (free) for two and three masted brigs.
Well worth seeing why the old trade routes were down wind, and what a spanker is really for. Leave the crew in charge, and just direct the helmsman initially.
The ship is Surprise, Capn Aubreys first command, maybe.
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