Such a beautiful day to be speeding along, atop the waves!
The cigartee Boat has been around for a long time, going through a large number of aliases. A go-fast boat, is a small, fast boat designed with a long narrow platform and a planing hull to enable it to reach high speeds.
During the era of Prohibition in the United States, these boats were called "rum-runners" because they were used to transfer rum from larger vessels waiting outside the territorial waters of the United States. The high speed of the rum-runners enabled them to avoid interception by the Coast Guard. More recently the term "cigarette boat" has replaced the term "rum-runner" when similar boats were used to smuggle cigarettes between Canada and the United States. The present era of cigarette boats, dating from the 1960s, owes much of their design to boats designed for offshore powerboat racing, particularly by designer and builder [url="http://en.wikipedia..../Donald_Aronow" rel="nofollow"]Donald Aronow[/url]. During this period, these boats were used by drug smugglers to transfer drugs across the Caribbean to the United States.
Cigarette boat 3 by Dakar A, on Flickr
Cigarette boat 2 by Dakar A, on Flickr
Cigarette boat by Dakar A, on Flickr
The SNOT steup also includes a buoy and a guidepost (Designed to show boat capitans wteher they are in shallow water or not). The wake may be a little high, but I feel it gives a sense of motion.
The boat was made EXCLUSIVELY from parts and stickers from 386 Air Ambulance, which is why it isn't in minifig scale. The scene however, wasn't.
But I enjoyed building this, and hope you enjoy this speedy MOC aswell!
Edited by Phred, 26 March 2012 - 04:46 PM.