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

    307
    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

    147
    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

    310
    Sep 8, 2019
    Long Island, NY
    2007 44 Sundancer
    Cummins
    QSC 8.3L 500
    What about jumping into one of these?

     
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  5. Flyer5

    Flyer5 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    217
    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
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    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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