How to Build a Bathtub Race Boat
Over the years many materials have been used to construct a racing bathtub. Early tub hulls were predominantly wood with a moulded fibreglass tub attached. There have also been some very innovative designs built of aluminum and other metals. As bathtub boat technology advanced, fibreglass has become the material of choice for almost all tubbers. With its ease of being formed into any shape, inherent strength, lightness and relatively low cost, it has dominated the scene when it come to building a competitive racing tub. With this in mind, here are a few ideas and hits that will get you on your way to ruling the waves on the outside of your bathtub.
Whenever building your own tub, read the rules over several times before, during and after your build to ensure you're conforming to the guidelines of the race.