Originally Posted by DreaminFred
Having grown up in Florida
, glass bottom boats were part of my reality. I've seen sailboats with ports
lower on the hull
, but have never hear about an underwater port. We love to snorkel and scuba
dive, explore reefs
life- why don't we have viewing ports
to enjoy sealif from the main cabin
Obviously, there would be technical obstacles to overcome, but good thick acrylic
is "clear"ly as strong as a fiberglass
hull. Has anyone seen such a customization?
Be gentle with me.
Not sure I would mess with the hull's integrity BUT since I am in the security camera
business I am also sure that high-def cams are the way to go, especially if placed in low-drag bubble mounts. A small thru hull
for the wire is all that's needed and that seals
a lot easier than a port. Nowdays you can get a kickass 8 or 16 port 2MP camera
system for as cheap
as the older analog systems and the current
draw isn't much. You could have cams at the top of the mast
, looking down to see the coral
heads much easier than from the deck
, see underwater in more directions than from a little port, etc. Your imagination is your limit.