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Old 14-02-2013, 18:30   #1
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Underwater Windows - anyone got them ?

Does anyone have underwater windows installed, and if so can they give details of manufacturer, materials, and location ?

I suspect tempered laminated glass is probably the best option for strength and to avoid scratches. I am planning an aluminium boat, so the frame / mount would need to be aluminium also, unless there was a reliable alternative (ceramic, grp ?)
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Old 14-02-2013, 18:36   #2
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Re: Underwater Windows - anyone got them ?

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I don't know where he got the boat. Somewhere in San Francisco. You could call him.

Owner is Kevin. Phone # is 805-772-WIND

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Old 14-02-2013, 18:45   #3
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Acrylic + Underwater Windows for Aquarium, Ship + Architecture
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Old 14-02-2013, 18:47   #4
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Re: Underwater Windows - anyone got them ?

To clarify, I am considering construction of an aluminium sailing catamaran of 40-50 foot length, so the underwater windows would need to be small and light, with minimal impact to boat speed.

I am thinking maybe round portholes, 20cm diameter, possibly mounted on the stern facing down ?
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Old 14-02-2013, 18:50   #5
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Re: Underwater Windows - anyone got them ?

Check with the owners of 'The Yellow Submarine' at Catalina Island, CA. They have a heap of experience with underwater ports/windows. Phil
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