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Old 09-22-2006, 10:22 PM
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Typically,an advanced aircraft pilot has logged several hours in a flight simulator. A flight simulator is most effective when used to simulate limited visibility conditions,such as night flight or in clouds.Especially, during departure,holding patterns and approach to landing.Some simulator time also includes visual contact with simulated terrain.The objective includes placing the simulator in various conditions and attitudes that may occur in an aircraft.The pilots confidence level is expected to improve because:their rate of interpretation increases,peripheral vision improves and the need for sequence of procedure becomes increasingly obvious.Tuning benefits go on and on.

I believe a high performance boat simulator is doable.However,based on the number of viewers there have been to this thread one wonders if there is a need for education at any level.

Thanks again, respondents to date. I'd like to keep this thread alive a little longer and would value any input you may have.
I was watching a discover channel program with the NASA verticle simulator and was thinking about a speed boat simulator. Probably too expensive for such a small market, but a pretty cool concept.
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I would like to take some lessons from Johnny T or Reggie Fountain. Benny Robertson would be awesome too. Lot's of good people out there that I'd love to have for an hour in my boat to pick their brains and learn something. The problem is this passing of knowledge in this industry just does not happen.
Ilmor hired Ben Robertson to come and help me set up my Fountain this summer and I was fortunate to be able to spend two days with him on my boat.

Ben was very forthcoming with driving advice. He showed me how to get the most out of the boat, how to better steer the boat through side rollers, and he even gave me some pointers on how to better back my boat up into the slip when I asked him for pointers. He was as down to earth and helpful as any boater I have ever met. It was a great experience.
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Old 09-23-2006, 01:49 PM
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Marginmn,personal testimonies like yours are invaluable.

Correct me if I'm wrong,but I would assume you might have new or expounded questions if you were to spend more time with Mr.Robertson.

Do you recall any other points of interest ?
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Would a boat simulator add value to a boating school ?
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christorher colombus............
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Would a boat simulator add value to a boating school ?
I think a simulator would defiently help, any time you can get practice it will make you better. There is a reason NASA and the Air Force spend mucho dinero to create flight simulators.
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You want a boat simulator. Go outside get in your boat on the trailer and make vroom vroom nioses while your wife squirts you with the hose.
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You want a boat simulator. Go outside get in your boat on the trailer and make vroom vroom nioses while your wife squirts you with the hose.
I thought that's what Mr_Velocity does??

I wanna go to his boating school, he's got the 411 on everything!
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Is that in the Outerlimits owners manual ?

Unfortunately,for belligerent piers,such as myself,alternative options such as a simulator are considerations.
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Its probably the only time he'll see any spray over the bow for the rest of the year.
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