3D Printing for Boat Parts

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  1. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Man this is very cool, I think I might have to jump into this.
  2. Smashpjp

    Smashpjp Active Member

    Aug 3, 2021
    Sandusky, Oh
    2001 340 Sundancer w/ 8.1L 496
    496 Merc 8.1L
    My buddy just got his 4th 3D printer that can do almost 16"x16". He sells stupid tchotchkes on Etsy that funds all of them. I put in a GPSMAP 8610 a year ago and there are still some mounting holes from the previous setup that I was eventually going to put Starboard over. Now we are working on printing a faceplate to go between the mfd plus my newly installed VHF (not shown) and the console. He is going to integrate a Phone mount we can feed a phone charging dongle to it as well as updated hanger bracket for VHF headset. Using UV resistant filament. Project will cost a few bucks

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  3. Ramblin' Guy

    Ramblin' Guy Active Member

    Nov 8, 2021
    Grand Haven, MI
    1997 370 Sundancer
    370 hp 7.4 MPI Horizon w/V drives
    I’ve been entertaining making a custom console for my next MFD since there’s no place it’ll fit in the dash. I’d like to gel coat over it to match so it looks like a planned addition. I’m wondering if there are examples of these out there that I can use for inspiration as I design this thing. I might even design them for other folks if I get a workflow down.
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  4. Captsteve427

    Captsteve427 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 8, 2019
    Long Island, NY
    2007 44 Sundancer
    QSC 8.3L 500
    What about jumping into one of these?

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  5. Flyer5

    Flyer5 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 2, 2022
    Finger Lakes NY
    1987 Sea Ray 410
    454 Crusaders
    Here it is completed.
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  6. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    I would go for a ride.
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  7. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    This is just a thought. But I would consider printing a structure that you want and then layering it with a sheet or two of fiberglass covered with gelcoat. I don’t know what getting the fiberglass to stick to the plastic would entail though.
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  8. Riptide III

    Riptide III 3D SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 8, 2007
    Dartmouth MA
    1997 Sea Ray 400DA
    Cat 3116 TA
    1994 Sea Ray Laguna CC 250 Tohatsu
    This goes to the left of the helm where the radar was on a 1997 400DA. The original is mounted straight up and down. This angles the unit up toward the user. I can’t find a picture of it installed. Maybe this will help give you an idea for your project.
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