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MarshallAk
22:47:30 Sun
May 22 2011

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Yeah, there are underwater viewers on the market. But there is one HUGE problem with virtually all of them: you have to hold them with your hands. It is no good to have your hands tied up holding a viewer, if you are trying to dredge in shallow water. Typically, I will wear chest waders and long gloves to dredge shallow water, and leave the dry suit at home.

I don't like dredging by "braille", I want to see what the nozzle is doing. So...I made an underwater viewer...

Get a 4" ABS black plastic pipe and cut out a piece about 12" long. Then make a round piece of plexiglass to glue to the front of it. However you do it, make sure it is waterproof and secure there. (Wire-tie it, wire it, use screws, whatever...just make sure it won't fall apart out in the boonies)
Then go to Ebay, a yard sale, or where-ever and find an old classic oval dive mask. Remove the glass from it and throw that part away. Then take the mask and duct-tape it over the other end of the 12" pipe. Waa-La!
(Yeah...it makes you look funny wearing one, but do you want to get gold, or just look good?)


My mining partner Steve Dudley using the viewer:

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Prospect09er
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I like it! What glue did you use for it?
That would work great for sniping.
Thanks for posting it!

  
MarshallAk
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Quote: Prospect09er at 01:58:04 Mon May 23 2011

I like it! What glue did you use for it?
That would work great for sniping.
Thanks for posting it!



We used a marine sealant product called "5200". Cures even underwater. Good stuff.

http://www.shipstore.com/SS/HTML/MMM/MMM5200.html


Any cement that works with plastic ought to do the job though.
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cmoelcmoecom
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you guys are too smart for yer own good.
brilliant,prospect09er

  

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