Welcome to my page!
I have been building with LEGOŽ since I have been 3 years old. I have always been interested in vehicles, only limited to planes and cars, but just recently I just went into the marine & boat bandwagon and I must say, it is great fun and very interesting. I have noticed one little thing though, and I have brought it back. Remember back in 2004 or 2007? LegoŽ released some CityŽ boats with a one-of-a-kind motor. Yes, a motor. Not many people remember them/even know about their existence. There were 2 versions of them, one released in the 4+ Juniors "Supercharged Police Boat" and that version of the motor had a 3-blade propeller and a red standard rudder. It was also sold as an accessory. It was compatible with "Captain Blackbeard's Pirate Ship", but later on the set included the motor. In 2005 a large CityŽ Catamaran included the motor. In 2006, the CityŽ released a large police boat, named "7899 Police Boat", and this version had a "supercharged version". The case color was changed from yellow to industrial orange. It also included a new 2-blade "cutter" version propeller, with very aggressive pitch. The new motor also included a venturi/rudder steering system. Anyway, thanks for visiting my page! Feel free to ask me questions if you have any.
(I upload every day or every 2 days. Sometimes longer.)
Current R/C Boat Status:
Rescue 17: Under Maintenance
Atlantic II: Drydock
Cajun Commander: Drydock
Rio EP: Decommisioned
Alpha PBR: Drydock
Mini Alligator Tours: Decommissioned
Shockwave 26: Drydock
Wildcat EP: Drydock
Trojan Cruiser:(Not Received, To Be Rebuilt)
Here are a few facts about me:
1. Lego® is not my main hobby. Actually, R/C models is my main hobby. Of course I collect more boats than anything, but my dad also has a very large collection of R/C planes dating from the early 70's to today. We also collect engines, cars & trucks, and extremely rarely helicopters. Fishing and Motorsports is another fun hobby for me.
2. My favorite video games are: Overwatch, Punch-Out!!, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!, Punch-Out!! Wii, Steel Diver, and Crash Bandicoot Twinsanity.
3. My favorite movies are: Tom Hank's Forrest Gump, National Lampoon's Vacation, Christmas Vacation, MTV's Napoleon Dynamite, and Men in Black.
4. I live in Fairfield, California, U.S.A
5. My favorite food is Tuna Helper.
6. My pets include: 2 photobombing cats, a rabbit, a turtle and a fish.
Boat Facts and Q&A:
Q: How does a boat float? A: An object will float if it weighs less than the amount of water it's displacing, and this is why a rock sinks and a boat floats. The rock is heavy but displaces little water.
Q: How does a boat propeller work? A: A boat's propeller (or screw) works by literally acting like a screw in the water. Usually an engine or electric motor drives a gearbox (forward and reverse) which in turn drives a shaft on which a hub is connected. On the hub are pitched and twisted blades. As the propeller is spinning through the water, the pitched blades throw the water away from the blades (Like putting your hand in water and pushing it back) and when the propeller is connected to a boat, the pressure difference behind the propeller pushes the boat forward! Screw propellers are not always a source of marine propulsion. Examples: Sails, Pump Jets, Fans, Oars, Paddles, etc.