A model of a 1960's Hot Rod Ski-boat. This boat is modeled after a Revell® "Hot Rod Hydro" plastic kit, and it uses my jet pump motor for propulsion.
About this creation
After a long time of MOCpages going down, I decided to build another boat after a while. I am pretty pleased with the outcome of this one though, and I actually didn't completely design the boat itself. I modeled it after a Revell® Hot Rod Hydro plastic kit. I built the V6 motor before I built the model, and I got an idea to put it into a boat. I also used the Jet pump motor that I designed to propel this boat. it is nothing but a Technic plastic motor with yellow pistons. I locked the crankshaft so the engine is static. The supercharger is my favorite though, it is belt-driven and is built with a rare chrome 2x4 brick, 2x old Technic bushings w/sprocket teeth, 2 2x4 plates, and 2x 1x2 Technic bricks. I built valve covers for it since I don't like the look of the ugly yellow pistons sticking out.
Stern view of the boat. I built a flywheel housing for the engine (acts and looks more like a flywheel itself) and the rear output shaft is locked using bushings and a 1x2 Technic brick. Exhausts are made of pneumatic cylinder housings off of a City® bulldozer and are "leaning" by barely being mounted on 1 stud. Swim ladders are also mounted for water-skiers.
View of the engine with a valve cover removed. You cannot see it from the photo, but I added a drop of 3-in-one oil® to drive out moisture and water since calcium deposits develop inside the engine and eat away at the pistons and cylinder liners.
The small and simple propeller drive gearbox and shaft. It does not move and doesn't drive the propeller, it is only for scale realism.
Here are the front two seats. the driver sits on the left and the passenger sits on the right. On the floor is a small fire extinguisher. The steering wheel is made using a hinge brick, Technic brick, stud shaft and an engine drive pulley. There are 2 gauges on the dashboard and a small vent. I was too lazy to build a seat, so I borrowed the rear seat out of my Volkswagen model.
Entire view of the boat with the motor attached. It is 17" long with the exhausts sticking out of the stern.
Here is the boat compared to the plastic kit I modeled it after. You can really see the similarities, except that my boat doesn't have some generic-lookin' 60's dude and Wilma Flintstone in the other seat.