The Nortilus is a human powered underwater pleasure craft.
Suspended from floatation devices and an integral snorkel, it allows the operator an underwater experience just feet below the water surface. The pedal arrangement turns a rear mounted propeller and hand controlled levers which provide rudder movement for directional control.
Designed to cruise at a relaxing low speed for enjoying the sea life in shallow waters for durations set by the operator.
Construction is simple and mostly of molded engineered plastic . The hull construction can be made simpler for fabrication purposes and minimal space occupation during storage.
Inflatable air ballons made from plastic/fabric can be packed into the hull.
This is a unique concept that can be made and sold inexpensively to enthusiasts for hours of underwater fun.
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Name: Chander Saini
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