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dpsmith

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A new Pilot.....
« on: February 04, 2009, 23:02:09 »

Is that what you call em? not Captain?

I just bought SS08... I have graduated to the next level.
Although I couldn't afford the EP, That will come next month.

I am excited because perhaps now I will be able to figure out navigation.
You see I am a captain of my 737, have been for the last 10 years (simulation only)
but have been fliying for a grand total of 18 years (again just simulation)
And now I feel it is time to retire and try my hand at mastering the water.

I have tried to looked up articles on ocean rules but I didn't understand it.
(Like the buoy system)
Perhaps some here can help me in that area. especially with multiplayer.

I am a audio learner, but if I can see it in action (instead of reading it from a page) I can understand it,
LOTS better then just reading it.

So I decided to say hello to all of you while I am downloading it (and it's kind of slow 100kb/s, slow for me anyhow I have a 12mpbs connection).

To go along with my post, do you all use Team speak or what?
Last time I used team speak it was version 1.01.. I don't know what version it is now because
I don't have it installed. But I am working on that right now as well

Yes I did a search, but didn't want to go through 10+ pages. So I would appreciate a link to a thread (if there is one) about the voice server and it's rules.

To sum up how much I know of sailing is this.
Port is left, Starbord is right, I am guessing Aft would be used as well but I don't know what the front would be called... Forward perhaps? That sums up all my sailing knowledge...*shrugs* as I said I need help :)


Thanks!
« Last Edit: February 05, 2009, 00:17:41 by dpsmith »
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firestar12

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 01:58:58 »

Hello dpsmith, and welcome to the forum! Yes you are correct, Port is left and Starboard is right. ;) The front of the ship is called the Bow, And the Back of the ship can be referred to as Stern or Aft. As far a buoy stuff goes and multiplayer, you don't really have to pay attention to. Basically there is one main rule in multiplayer. Don't hit anyone, and you won't be hit. (Other then no harassment and that stuff) It is a very fun game, but if your system isn't good enough, it can really get to you. Have fun, Hope to see you sometime on multiplayer. If you have any other questions, you can send me a personal message and I will gladly respond as soon as I can as I am on here every day. :)
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Second Mate

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 14:02:02 »

That's a good answer from firestar, it would be difficult to teach you seamanship on the forum.
May be better for you to ask specific questions as situations arise then we can answer them.

As with Firestar, feel free to pm me if you have anything you don't want to put on the forum.

Good luck & I hope you enjoy Ship Sim ........
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Sam

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 19:02:28 »

First of all, be patient.

I am not really a expirienced skipper in real life so I won't have much expertise to share.

But, manouvering a ship is something that goes verry slowly.
And try to really moore youre ship against the dock and not still 10m away from it like a lot of people do.


Multiplayer can be fun but allso dissapointing, biceaus a lot of servers have big lag issues.

Here is a clip if you wan't to learn to manouver the Red Eagle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6E6zhExBBU

Something that allso can be confusing in the beginning are the azipod controls, but there can be found a lot of info about that on the forum.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2009, 19:04:35 by Sam »
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dpsmith

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 23:51:05 »

Thanks guys!

I have one last question. Is there a place online that broadcasts marine frequency such as
liveatc.net?

That would add so much more realism for me, Playing online, while listening to say the NY harbor frequency..
I am guessing there are special channels.. So that it's all orderly, otherwise you have chaos that leads to wrecks,
so I can't see how much diff the communication could be from the aviation communication.

Also when looking at the servers, how can you tell if someone is online, and what does the numbers mean?
Example: VSTEP New Horizon 2 server has 260/25 I know that only 25 people can connect, but what is the 260?

Thanks!!
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Agent|Austin

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009, 00:01:39 »

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TerryRussell

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009, 18:42:34 »

Download and install my add-on radio sound pack. That gives 12 hours of radio sounds. I'm almost finished adding Rotterdam and New York sounds.
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Aad The Pirate

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2009, 20:28:12 »

Download and install my add-on radio sound pack. That gives 12 hours of radio sounds. I'm almost finished adding Rotterdam and New York sounds.
I hope You didn't record my chatter ;D
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firestar12

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2009, 22:02:17 »

I hope You didn't record my chatter ;D
There would be way more that 12 hours if it was you talking. ;D Joking.
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Agent|Austin

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2009, 22:10:08 »

Correct me if I am wrong, but are these all the different names.

Captain
Skipper
Pilot
sailor
mariner
master
admiral
chief officer

There are many names but those are the top guys, I think. Someone comment. :s
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TerryRussell

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2009, 00:01:22 »

Commodore
Rear Admiral
High Lord of the Admiralty (England)
President (USA)
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Aad The Pirate

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2009, 00:07:44 »

Terry for President  :angel:
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TerryRussell

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2009, 00:18:59 »

And staying on topic:

Chief of the Royal Australian Navy

Info:
Skipper is the honourary title assigned to a person in charge of a smaller ship.
Captain is the title assigned in English-speaking navies to the rank for commanding ships. Any naval officer commanding a ship is addressed as "captain" while aboard that ship, by navy customs.
Commodore is a military rank used in some navies for officers above a captain, but below a Rear Admiral.
Rear Admiral is a naval officer rank above a Commodore.
Vice Admiral is senior to Rear Admiral but junior to an Admiral.
Admiral is the rank of the highest naval officers (equivalent to an Army General)
Admiral of the Fleet the highest naval rank. Some countries use the equivalent of "Grand Admiral".
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Aad The Pirate

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2009, 01:02:31 »

Ranks on Merchant and Passenger ships (from low to high)
Deck-Crew                                      Engine-Crew
Kettle-Boy/Cabin-Boy                        Apprentice Stoker
Sailor                                             Stoker
Able Seaman                                   Able Stoker
Boatsman                                       Apprentice Engineer
3rd Officer*                                     3rd Engineer*
2nd Officer                                      2nd Engineer
1st Officer                                       1st Engineer
Radio Officer**
Captain (Master/Skipper***)
* depending on the size of the vessel. To my knowledge there was even a 6th officer.
** on smaller vessels one of the officers combined his job with the one of Radio Officer
*** Same rank but not official named so.
BTW, The only REAL officer on a Merchant or passenger vessel is the Radio Officer, he's the only one who had to take an oath for his profession.
A pilot is not a member of the crew, but a specialistic occupation. He or she is the person who gives the Orders during navigation in (to the captain) unknown waters. But the responsibility is and stays in the Captains hand.
I'm almost sure that those are not all ranks, they are all ranks known to me.
Regards
Aad
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svache

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2009, 03:02:36 »

Commodore is a military rank used in some navies for officers above a captain, but below a Rear Admiral.
Funny, my father never went worked for the navy but he still was a commodore once.

He was one during his time at Wm. Müller where his ship (the Nassaukade, later Damco 270) was the flagship of the inland cargo shipping fleet. I don't know how much ships they used to have (my father passed away so I can't ask him anymore) but I do recall it used to be a lot. Many of them were sold to Damco after Müller stopped their inland shipping business.

Another part of Wm. Müller was the Batavier Line, this part was later known as the Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (Dutch Steamboat Company) and  Vianda Steamship Company Ltd. Later some of these ships went to the Holland America Line.

Enough with the history lesson, though. My point basically is that they do use this rank outside the navy also, such as the inland shipping business :)
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kuusuru

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Re: A new Pilot.....
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2009, 03:49:36 »

Enough with the history lesson, though. My point basically is that they do use this rank outside the navy also, such as the inland shipping business :)

Yachting clubs such as RQYS may also be led by a Commodore:

http://www.rqys.com.au/index.php/squadron-staff/
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