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Author Topic: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking  (Read 8637 times)

steve149c

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Hi all,

How about a mission to try your ship handling? I've found a good one in the game - and yes it is possible. Select the Solent, and Pride of Rotterdam, and then weather - I suggest you start with no wind.

Run down from the container terminal, towards Southampton, following the quay you will see a dry dock tucked away in the corner. Swing the Ferry round and run her astern into the dry dock - its tight, but do able. See my pic below to prove it.

Cheers

Steve

Post your pictures to prove it can be done :-)

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TheGoslarer

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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007, 12:55:00 »

N I C E  ;D
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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007, 18:36:59 »

No much space there!  :o

Agent|Austin

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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007, 18:51:06 »

can she get out without her stern being disassembled :|
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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2007, 19:44:47 »

Missions are fun, but challenges are even greater, we should continue posting these type of challenges for everyone to try out. 
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steve149c

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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2007, 22:19:33 »

And to increase the fun, try getting in with a strong beam wind - suggest either East'ly or West'ly. Or for a real challenge, variable.

Steve  :o
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funnyrobb

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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2007, 22:45:26 »

first try without wind.....perfectly  8)

second try with wind 5bft from East..... :-\

No much space there!  :o

oh yes......no much space there....

....has anybody tried to "dock" the Titanic there?

....a similar possibility is in the port of Hamburg, opposite the grasbrook harbour
....i tried it backwards with the Pride of Rotterdam, able too
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LucAtC

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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2007, 00:15:06 »

A very pleasing challenge indeed, from West Solent up to King George V Dry Dock. I didnt know where it was, so that I engaged river Itchen in the direction of the Eastern docks first, not quite a nice idea.
Just a problem/question/bug reporting ... Although having chosen 8 Beaufort, not the slightest drift (happily, I think).
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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2007, 00:17:39 »

Sounds cool I am going to try that. ;)
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groennegaard

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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2007, 09:03:31 »

All too easy! ;D

I tried setting the wind force to gale but it had absolutely no effect on the ship's behaviour...  ::) Nice challenge though.  :)

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Stuart2007

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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2007, 11:40:05 »

When taking big ships into drydockdo they usually go in under power or with tug assistance?

If under power then that must be something to see!

Stu
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groennegaard

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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2007, 12:26:24 »

When taking big ships into drydockdo they usually go in under power or with tug assistance?
If under power then that must be something to see!

That depends on the conditions. Ferries like the PoR usually do not need any help and the dock master will centainly not allow dockings in gale wind forces...  ;)

I know that it is not a drydock but the manoeuvre is almost the same when you enter the old Immingham lock. The pictures show Tor Magnolia in the lock. There is barely a foot of space at each side ;D Until the new RORO terminal was built (a few years ago), this lock was entered at each arrival and departure at Immingham!

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Stuart2007

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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2007, 12:28:38 »

 :o

That's impressive. I see people fail to park a small car with more room on each side than that.

Stu
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gooman

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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2007, 14:12:52 »

It also works with the Titanic, since the width is smaller.  However I dont think a tanker would work
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Stuart2007

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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2007, 20:15:49 »

Let ME try. I don't care how small the dock is... full ahead, aim for the middle... BANG! It fits... or parts of it do.

Stu
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groennegaard

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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2007, 21:48:29 »

That's impressive. I see people fail to park a small car with more room on each side than that.

Well, occasionally it got a scratch or two...  ;) But a foot of space at each side is not much when you swing in from the Humber, often with a strong current abeam.

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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2007, 23:36:58 »

Thats just crazy, hats off to the captains/navigators of the ships that passed through there, thats some achievement....and VSTEP, thats why locks would be a good idea for future versions of SS, im sure there could be some testing missions involving situations similar to the above, towing a ship through anybody?  :P

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Stuart2007

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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2007, 01:37:43 »

Looking for a challenge? (Warning: duplicate post). What do you think to the idea of having a virtually empty North Sea, with just one gas platform in it. The aim is to get your small boat past it without hitting it.

Sounds easy? Well, apparently not according to the news this weekend.

Joking aside, do you mean a lock that changes the water level? would it NEED to change the level to make the image or could it just have an opening/closing gate?

Stu

EDIT: Appaling grammer on my part. Sorry
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AlexKall

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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2007, 12:10:47 »

Haha that was great Stuart!  :D
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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2007, 14:13:32 »

Titanic in dry-dock  ;)
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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2007, 13:54:30 »

Sadly the King George V Dry Dock at Southampton has closed for good.  :(



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Stuart2007

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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2007, 13:57:24 »

They going to fill it in and build 'sea view' houses on it by any chance ;)

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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2007, 14:01:46 »

They going to fill it in and build 'sea view' houses on it by any chance ;)

Stu

Doubt it very much. Its on Associated British Ports property and not very viable to build houses there.
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Stuart2007

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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2007, 18:57:27 »

What are they going to do with it? An empty dock will make no one any money.

And are you SURE ABP won't sell it for one purpose or another.

PS I was actually being a LITTLE cynical about the houses bit... but never put anything past anyone now.

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Re: A mission - that can be done on the game now :-) Drydocking
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2009, 18:20:01 »

That depends on the conditions. Ferries like the PoR usually do not need any help and the dock master will centainly not allow dockings in gale wind forces...  ;)

I know that it is not a drydock but the manoeuvre is almost the same when you enter the old Immingham lock. The pictures show Tor Magnolia in the lock. There is barely a foot of space at each side ;D Until the new RORO terminal was built (a few years ago), this lock was entered at each arrival and departure at Immingham!

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