International Bathtub Racing

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Thunderhead19, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Thunderhead19
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    Thunderhead19 Senior Member

    I just thought I'd beat the drum a little, considering that there's only 328 days left untill the next official race. That should give all of you, my esteemed collegues, a chance to come up with some hot, competetive entries. This is an annual race series that has been for about 36 years and has attracted competitors and media spectators from around the world.

    No, this is not a joke.
  2. Willallison
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    Willallison Senior Member

    They used to hold bathtub racing here in Tassie as well - an annual event that was part of the Royal Hobart Regatta. Alas, like so many other parts of "Regatta day" (the fishing boat races for example) they are now consigned to the history books.
    Perhaps a revival is something to be suggested to the organisers.....
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    Isn't all powerboat racing bathtub racing... :)

    Steve "ducking and running"
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    yipster designer

    you better, you asked for it! :D
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    :) .....
  6. Tim B
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    Tim B Senior Member

    Don't forget to put the plug in... now where's that Evinrude 75????

    Tim B.
  7. Bathtub888

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    Contact the Bathtub society, there is plenty of old moulds kicking about, my current tub is a Flat Bottom Bonnici, Auzzi Designed.. with a 8hp suzuki.. 10" Surface drive prop (cleaver style)..
  8. dvgale
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    dvgale Boats_4_People

    Of course, the best tubs for extended cruising are the older ones, which incorporate the "claw-foot passive stabilizers". (Nyuk! :p nyuk! :p nyuk! :p )

    I do recall reading of this, or a similar event, in one of the numerous boat mags I read each month. Most clever indeed!

    Don Gale
    South Salem, NY

  9. Agrodyne labs
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    Agrodyne labs Junior Member

    The GX-1

    See my thread "GX powered bathtub race boat"

    Who's in the great race this year? 2 weeks to go!

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