I want to hire out the HotTug but I don’t not want to heat the stove hours in advance, is there another option?
Yes, a hot water system is available which fills the tub with hot water, but the stove still needs to be heated to keep the water warm during sailing.
Do you need to take any wood along when you’re sailing?
No, if the stove is hot enough, no additional wood is required. We have, however, noticed that people really enjoying stoking the stove with wood. So for extra fun, a basket
of wood is advisable.
Do you need a special licence to sail the HotTug?
No, that’s not necessary.
Can’t it sink?
Thanks to its solid wooden construction the HotTug is safe and unsinkable. Being filled with water makes the HotTug extremely stable. So, no problems climbing in and out. You can even stand on the edge before plunging into the water outside.
What about waves?
HotTug handles waves pretty well. It’s filled with water, so it just goes with the flow. The worst thing that can happen is a bit of cold water spilling over into the boat. We’ve sailed the sea to show you what happens. >> movie
Can the motor handle brackish or salt water?
The HotTug is equipped with Minn Kota RT 160 EM (dual), a special engine for salt water.
What about cleaning?
The HotTug can be cleaned with water and a cloth. If you want you cab use a domestic cleaning agent, green soap or (garden furniture) cleaner for polyester. We recommended only biodegradable products.