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8381Re: Glass-bottomed boats

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  • edward haile
    Nov 10, 2000
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      A friend of mine, planking up a 36ft roundbottom hull, left a hole
      near the bow. "What's that for?" I asked. "A window for my wife to
      tell me how to navigate shoals." Don't overlook the water telescope
      potential in larger boats too.

      ED HAILE

      --- In bolger@egroups.com, "Garth Battista" <garth@b...> wrote:
      > I was thinking of building a Michalak Piragua to go paddling with
      my
      > kids on the local river -- clear, shallow water full of fish,
      > turtles, frogs, beavers, old boots, sunken treasure, etc.
      >
      > I remember reading somewhere that it's possible to cut a sizable
      hole
      > in the bottom of your boat and replace it with plexiglas or lexan,
      > seal it up with epoxy and have a little viewing portal in the
      bottom
      > of your boat. This sounds like great fun for kids (including 37-
      year-
      > old kids).
      >
      > Anyone ever tried this? Recommendations for the strongest or most
      > scratch resistant plastic?
      >
      > All best,
      > Garth
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