NAUTILE'S hatch design


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Could someone, perhaps David C. go into furthur detail on the purpose of NAUTLE's concave hatch design. There is a photograph in the expanded (color section) of "TRIUMPH and TRAGEDY" that shows the the NAUTILE hatch with a brief description of it's design.

I did have it stored in my memory preceeding my accident...:-(

Michael Cundiff
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As time will tell, I found my second edition of TRIUMPH and TRAGEDY. On page 321 is the photograph I was looking for, not in the color section as I had previouslly thought.

The hatch is held tightly in place by two precision-machined *opposing* surfaces. As the vehicle decends furthur into the ocean, growing pressure ensures an ever tighter fit.

Michael Cundiff
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