Yacht Captain Simulator
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sail Boats 
 
 
This yacht is modeled after a typical 28-foot, fin keel sailboat. Sorry we can't let you sail her into her slip but she is quite maneuverable under power. In this simulation she has a sail drive that is the same as an outboard motor that penetrates through the hull forward of the rudder. Unlike an outboard, it does not rotate and acts almost exactly like the inboard engine in the other sailboat, a 31-footer . The main difference that makes this yacht a bit trickier for beginners is that it has a tiller instead of a wheel. You steer by pulling the tiller to the port or starboard. BUT, pulling the tiller to port turns the yacht to starboard. The 31-foot sail boat is equipped with a standard wheel for steering. 
 
Both sailboats have a single bow cleat for both port and starboard lines, amidships cleats, port and starboard, for bow or stern spring lines and stern cleats, port and starboard, for stern lines.  
 
 
The 28-footer's Bridge is simple with the normal Simulation and Environmental Controls on the bottom. She is on a course of 322.3 degrees with a speed of 1.1 knots forward. The tiller on the upper left is angled to starboard to request a moderate turn to port with the throttle set at the 23% forward. Below the throttles, the "Fenders and Lines Please" request to launch the fenders has not been checked so the mooring line selections are not shown. Near the bottom of the Bridge are the wind indicators and controls that affect how the simulation operates. At bottom right is the request to drop the anchor that has not been selected in this example. 
 
 
After you check the "Fenders and Mooring Lines Please" box your fenders are set on both sides and another set of commands appears that allows you to attach and cleat-off your mooring lines. Here the Bow and Bow Spring lines have been thrown to the dock crew but neither have been cleated off. She is ready for final maneuver into the location inidicated by the light blue outline. She might now cleat off the bow line and back down toward the pier.