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Title: Anchoring a boat in fsx
Post by: marc2140 on August 15, 2015, 11:16:06 AM
Hi
Strange question maybe, but is there a way of mooring or anchoring a boat in fsx, to prevent it from drifting away with the current (i.e. at Xaviers Cabin, at the end of the fountain of Yute river run?).
Something comparable to a parking break with a plane.
Thinking about this, how does it work with floatplanes?
Thx for yr help.
Marcel
Title: Re: Anchoring a boat in fsx
Post by: Doug on August 15, 2015, 11:20:59 AM
I'm sure someone else will give you a better answer, but for me, I "Beach it"... Run it up on a nearby beach a little bit, like you would a canoe.

Doug
Title: Re: Anchoring a boat in fsx
Post by: marc2140 on August 15, 2015, 12:55:18 PM
That's what I've done until now, but I thought with the nice mooring spots in the RTMM sceneries, I might have missed something...
Marcel
Title: Re: Anchoring a boat in fsx
Post by: ualani on August 15, 2015, 01:08:36 PM
See what happens if you set your the wind speed to zero. Just a guess.
Title: Re: Anchoring a boat in fsx
Post by: jeff3163 on August 15, 2015, 01:20:55 PM
Hmm, I usually shut down the engine to stop completely.  When I taxi, and want to stop I set my mixture to lean, which reduces my rpm's enough to stop my forward motion.  Parking brakes don't really work on water.  There are boats that claim to "drop anchor", and I don't know exactly how they work.  But try to find that technology and apply it to your desired boat.   :-\