A motorized model of a commercial fishing vessel. It is my best model yet and it has HD photos.
About this creation
I have finally built another boat, and this time, I think I have made my best one yet. It uses HD photos and I have since bought a new motor for it. It is based off of a modern salt-water sea fishing vessel for crab fishing and tuna fishing.
Bow view. On the bow deck is an anchor which is made using a Technic® bushing with a chain spooled around it. It looks great and gives a good scale fleck.
Starboard stern view of the boat. I have made guard rails using flexible tubing and a small platform with an inflatable dinghy. Net storage is underneath the dinghy platform.
Full stern view. Here you can see the propeller, rudder, fishing pole holder, name plate and dinghy.
Main deck view of the boat. It is very busy here with crates of PFDs, fish barrels, fuel barrels, a loudspeaker mast, net storage, drains and ladders.
Wheelhouse roof view. On the roof are two horns, a small mast with navigation lights and an antenna, a marine cb antenna, GPS, A/C vents and a larger mast with weather radar. Support cables run down from the top of the mast to the lower deck.
Inside view of the wheelhouse/crew quarters. The controls include 3 panels, 2 gauges and a steering wheel. The famous red coffee mug is on the dashboard to the right. In the crew's quarters, there is a sink with a mini-refrigerator with a turkey leg in it. On the left is a toolbox with wrenches inside. 2 pilots control the boat.
Here is the stand I made for this boat. It was originally made for an older model, but I modified it to fit a larger hull. It works by attaching the motor to 2x4 studs and holding the bow in place.