Porthole, Port Light and Scuttle

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by athvas, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. athvas
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    athvas Senior Member

    Hi

    I need a clear explanation among these three items Porthole, Port Light and Scuttles... Please distinguish these three items.
     
  2. rasorinc
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    Porthole--usually round or rectangular--can open or be fixed.
    Port light--usually round--with a water glass shaped lens----designed to allow maximum
    light to the interior.
     
  3. Nate57
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    Rasorinc -I've always known your definition of "scuttle" as a "scupper" and "scuttle"to mean deliberately sinking a boat.
     
  4. rasorinc
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    You're dead right--I screwed up.........will put my glasses on. Deleted that sentence.
    Thank you
     
  5. Mark Fisher
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    Mark Fisher Junior Member

    Scuttle--small-ish hatch for access through the deck. No lighting effect unless it's open.
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  6. Rurudyne
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    Yeah.

    Of course one could call the screen doors on a sub by the same name.
     
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