This is my Motorized Lego Coast Guard Patrol Ship Moc. It is a simplistic model but it has interesting details.
About this creation
This is my motorized Coast Guard patrol ship MOC. One of my other mocs, my Cargo ship moc, was scrapped to build this model. I don't have another hull color, so blue was the best choice.
This model is 16", so it is relatively large, the same size as my Fire boat model. (Not a moc.)
There are 2 decks on this model, the bottom deck with 2 rooms, and the top deck with the wheel house, antennas and exhaust stack. Inside the first room on the bottom deck, there are some radar computer monitors with an operator in the seat. Behind him is a small bunk with room for one minifigure. The 2nd room is a storage area, with cabinets with wrenches and an oil can. There are also crates with diving equipment and a stretcher. At the stern, there is a small inflatable dinghy with an outboard motor. It sits on a mount with a cage-like plate.
In the 2-piece hull sits some quarters and fishing weights for ballast. The wheelhouse is very top-heavy, so I had to use heavy weights to counteract the weight on the streamlined hull. The motor also acts like a keel to help the boat from capsizing.
At the bow of the boat is an anchor with a working winch, a work light, and a removable cover with a large diesel engine underneath.
Like I said, the boat is 16", so It's relatively large. Here it sits to a much larger R/C tugboat for size comparison. (Coast Guard Ship:16")(Aquacraft Atlantic II Harbor Tugboat:30")
Quoting Jeremy McCreary
I enjoy your fully outfitted workboats with modular deck houses. Visually, they're much more interesting than my no-frills speedboats.
Thanks! Unfortunately my only "surviving" workboats are my Pontoon Tugboat and my Mk.II Coast Guard commuter. I am now trying to built some navy models, and if you look at my newer models you can even see some parts from older boats.
Quoting Builder Allan
Nice one! Looks good with the bigger hull. That orange hull from the original coast guard set is a tad small for a typical coast guard ship :-)
Thanks again for the positive feedback, Allan! Yes, I have to agree, the larger hull does look better, and especially in the blue color scheme. I had just put it next to one of my much bigger R/C boats. (30" to be exact)