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Lego Motorized Utility/Tugboat MOC (Free-runner pond/pool model)(Battery-Operated)
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My custom Lego Utility/Tugboat moc. It is motorized and has some cool functions, !!VIDEO OF IT RUNNING!!:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-M2zwEpGpc
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This is my Custom Lego Utility/Tugboat moc. This model took the longest to build out of all my motor boats, but this one has the most extensive detail. Originally, I had used the hull from the 2015 Deep Sea Exploration Vessel as a testing hull for R/C boats. Ever since I got my hands on some of the rare underwater motors for Lego hulls, I started to just make a motor boat series. Anyway, onto the boat's details and features. I designed this boat after a medium barge tug boat, but I also retrofitted it with some tools, radar, PFDs, etc. Yes, this boat actually floats, (like my other boats) and it sits very stable in the water. It has 2 decks, the top deck with the wheel house, re-fueling station/tank, toolboxes, fire monitor, engine room vents, and guard rails. The second deck is underneath the removable top deck, and features coolant hoses, an inline 8-cylinder diesel engine, generator, coolant tank, heat exchanger, and drains. The engine is the engine out of an old creator plane, just modified. The generator is an old 9v motor, but unfortunately the water had rusted it and seized the rotor and commutator. On the bow of the boat is a small inflatable dinghy with an outboard motor. This part was a pain in the neck to build since the chains are short to the point of getting caught under the mount. Near the stern of the boat are more guard rails, access hatches, and the tow hook with a working winch. I have not yet towed a boat with it yet, but I will do more tests soon. Finally, the main feature. At the bottom of the winch, there are two bracket parts with pin holes at the bottom, which holds and stabilizes the winch and also holds the motor's mount. The motor mount was undeniably the trickiest part to build, since this type of hull does not have the clip, unlike the 7899 Police boat, 7906 Fire boat, or my SF police boat moc. (see my other creations) All I did is turn a Technic square beam brick vertically and put pins in it, and took two 1x1 studs and made a mount with a 1x2 brick with an axle hole to mount the motor. It fits snugly on the rear pin mount on the motor, which it sits on the motor housing and rudder mounts. The only "prop"lem (See what I did there?) with the low-hanging motor is the fact that the propeller may catch the winch cable if it's in the water. Also, the boat has to be running in deep water, like a small pond, fountain or pool. I will answer any questions if you have any.

If you want to see a video of it running in the water, search up this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-M2zwEpGpc



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 I made it 
  June 19, 2017
Quoting Seaman SPb Good work! )
Thanks Seaman! I have seen some of your mocs too and I am amazed!
 I like it 
  June 19, 2017
Good work! )
 I made it 
  June 18, 2017
Quoting Builder Allan Oh you're welcome. And thanks for the history-bit on the boat motors! I am not much into boats - lego or otherwise, but an interesting read none the less :-) You could post a set review of that set you mentioned if you like. But i don't think there's any rules that state you can't upload a set anyway.
Anytime for a loyal viewer, Allan! You're welcome for the little history lesson. I have just seen so many people who review sets with hulls in them and don't know what the clips on the bottom of the hulls are for. And yes, since there are no rules regarding sets, I might add my modified 7906 Fire boat set. I got it off of eBay a while back, and I had restored it since it was 60% complete. The windshield, minifigures, valves, fire monitors and controls were all missing, so I dug through my mountains of part boxes and eventually found all of the pieces. Afterwards, I had customized it to my liking, adding more details and functions.
  June 18, 2017
Oh you're welcome. And thanks for the history-bit on the boat motors! I am not much into boats - lego or otherwise, but an interesting read none the less :-) You could post a set review of that set you mentioned if you like. But i don't think there's any rules that state you can't upload a set anyway.
 I made it 
  June 18, 2017
Quoting Builder Allan I don't know for sure but it might be because you left a link to it in the help group. That's how i found it :-) It was late where i live when i checked your page, so i only looked at the patrol boat too, but i might check out the other ones as well some time. Yes i did watch the video for this one, and it does a nice job pulling that patrol boat. It looks like the steering for that engine part has to be done manually?
Thanks! Oh, and yes, the rudder on the orange motor has to be done manually. If you want some history on the motors, well, here you go: In 2004, Lego released a small police boat set called "Turbocharged Police Boat" which came with a yellow motor with a red 3-blade propeller and rudder. (https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=4669-1#T=S&O={}) (this was the 4+ series for younger builders) After that, they released another boat in Summer called "Captain Red Beard's Pirate Ship," but the set did not come with a motor; it had to be bought separately as an accessory. In 2005, the City lines released the "Speedboat," kit and it came with a motor. This is the set that came with those large, red and black hulls you see on Jeremy's mocs, etc. One year later, in 2006, the City lines released a large motorized police boat, just called "Police Boat" This boat uses the motors you see on my mocs, the orange cased ones with the 2-blade propeller and venturi rudder. In 2007, they released the last set to use the underwater motor, a large motorized Fire boat. called "Fire Boat" It came with the same motor as the Police boat, but it was super-powered with a much faster motor, stronger terminals and a more aggressively pitched propeller. (I have this set, I won't upload it since it's not a moc) Thanks for reading Allan!
  June 18, 2017
I don't know for sure but it might be because you left a link to it in the help group. That's how i found it :-) It was late where i live when i checked your page, so i only looked at the patrol boat too, but i might check out the other ones as well some time. Yes i did watch the video for this one, and it does a nice job pulling that patrol boat. It looks like the steering for that engine part has to be done manually?
 I made it 
  June 17, 2017
Quoting Builder Allan The more groups you join, the greater the chance that someone sees your builds and comments on them :-) You can find groups to join by checking the right side column on any build you look at and click on the groups that look interesting. On the group homepages there is a "join" button you can press if you like the group and want to post in it. A good idea with a boat-related contest by the way, i don't think there are many of them on here. And thanks for adding me as a favorite! I must admit i don't have any favorites myself, because i would end up adding most of the people on here anyway :-/
Ok, I will do that later on. I was really wondering why my Tugboat moc was getting so many views, my favorite boats are getting less. By the way have you seen my other boats and watched the video on my tugboat? :-)
 I like it 
  June 17, 2017
The more groups you join, the greater the chance that someone sees your builds and comments on them :-) You can find groups to join by checking the right side column on any build you look at and click on the groups that look interesting. On the group homepages there is a "join" button you can press if you like the group and want to post in it. A good idea with a boat-related contest by the way, i don't think there are many of them on here. And thanks for adding me as a favorite! I must admit i don't have any favorites myself, because i would end up adding most of the people on here anyway :-/
 I made it 
  June 17, 2017
Quoting Builder Allan Rather cool actually! I can see why you wanted to add the video. You are quite good at building boats, and you should have more likes to your builds. I would suggest that you find some groups to join and post your MOCs there to give them more publicity :-)
Might as well add you to my favorite builders, Allan! Thanks for the positive feedback. I could also start some contests, etc, But I might add a small group, too. :-)
 I like it 
  June 17, 2017
Rather cool actually! I can see why you wanted to add the video. You are quite good at building boats, and you should have more likes to your builds. I would suggest that you find some groups to join and post your MOCs there to give them more publicity :-)
 I made it 
  June 14, 2017
Quoting Jeremy McCreary Of all your boats, this is my favorite, Angelo! The overall arrangement is quite plausible for a workboat, and the details are nicely done. Would love to see a video of it in the water. A friend had one of these underwater motors. Seemed slow when we tried it on one of my LEGO speedboats (e.g., http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/401890 with its outdrives removed), but that may not have been a fair test, as his looked like it had some internal corrosion. Now I'm hesitant to buy one from BrickLink.
Thanks a bunch! I am new here but I am glad that people appreciate my models. I might add a video soon. Also, if the motor has internal corrosion, you can spray the inside of the motor housing with Corrosion-X and hope for the best. Thanks a lot again! By the way, I uploaded a video of it on the water on Youtube. I couldn't upload it on my page, So I just commented the link.
 I made it 
  June 14, 2017
Here is a video to the boat in the water:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-M2zwEpGpc
 I like it 
  June 13, 2017
Of all your boats, this is my favorite, Angelo! The overall arrangement is quite plausible for a workboat, and the details are nicely done. Would love to see a video of it in the water. A friend had one of these underwater motors. Seemed slow when we tried it on one of my LEGO speedboats (e.g., http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/401890 with its outdrives removed), but that may not have been a fair test, as his looked like it had some internal corrosion. Now I'm hesitant to buy one from BrickLink.
 
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