8381Re: Glass-bottomed boats
- Nov 10, 2000A 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.
--- In email@example.com, "Garth Battista" <garth@b...> wrote:
> I was thinking of building a Michalak Piragua to go paddling with
> 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
> 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
> of your boat. This sounds like great fun for kids (including 37-
> old kids).
> Anyone ever tried this? Recommendations for the strongest or most
> scratch resistant plastic?
> All best,
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