Raingutter Boat Racing - How To Make A Fast Regatta Boat

Make Your Bumpers

Bumpers keep your boat off the walls and over-hangs of the raingutter. When wet, the walls can adhere to your hydroplane offering strong resistance to progress. likewise, at the start of the race, flat ended boats adhere to the end of the raingutter making a clean get-away very difficult. Overhangs or lips catch your boat by the deck when the water level is just right! A boat writhing under this pinch goes nowhere.


Raingutters either have lips (overhangs) or they don't. So two kinds of bumpers are often needed. You will need wall bumpers but not lip bumpers if your raingutters don't have lips. Building them into your boat hull is the best solution, but they can be made of thin flexible materials like transparency film, toothpicks, plastic lids, etc..

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Wall Bumpers

Lip Bumpers

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