I would like to suggest few changes to control panels.
As they are now, some of the controls seem a bit all over the place in my opinion.
I would prefer to have them more organized, like e.g. power controls all grouped together and separated from steering controls (as much as possible of course - can’t do that with azimuth thrusters).
I also think that every ship should be equipped with:
- some form of precise power setting indication (like rpm gauge for example)
- fuel quantity and usage information (percentage alone is not very helpful)
To illustrate what I mean, I'm attaching images with my suggestion for Stena Hollandica and Granit.
I put mooring and anchor buttons together and outside of the panel. That makes more sense to me. If you don’t like that, could you at least put anchor button farther away (safer) from other controls, like power lever or horn?
In digital gauges I made fractional digits smaller to make numbers clearer (making decimal point bigger would be ok too, I guess).
I was just trying to quickly rearrange things within existing shape. Making the panels from scratch could probably give better results.