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Old 14 April 2021, 02:58   #1
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Boating and 3D Printing

During lockdown I decided to explore another little hobby which is 3D Printing. I bought a very good but also very cheap 3D Printer from Bangood A Creality Ender 3 Pro which only cost £150 delivered.

Since I bought it I have been designing and printing various things many of which are things to make boating more easy. I feel that the more accessible etc your various things are the more fun you get. If any of you are interested 3D printing is great fun and I am sure will be the future.

Before too many people jump on this and proclaim more useless plastic being created. The material most Printers use is PLA which is made from corn starch and is biodegradable over time.

On my sib I have a wooden battery box that fits on the front seat with my chart plotter etc. I have made things to fix to this.

The beauty of 3D Printing is you can design your own little items bespoke to your situation and make them and also share with others should you so wish.

Here are a few of the items I have designed and made in the last few days. All fix to my battery box:

1) A deep mobile phone holder so that I can access my phone quickly but is stored safely

2) A simple bracket to clip my little VHF handhold onto

3) A Go Pro Camera mount.

You can design and make far more detailed and sophisticated things than these This is just a start.
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Old 14 April 2021, 03:04   #2
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Here is my little Ender 3 Pro printing away on another little Project

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Also downloaded and printed this little articulated Octopus that I think looks good on any boat. Things like this can be printed as a single object
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Old 14 April 2021, 03:34   #4
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And here that little item is finished printing. I will show you what it is for later. That bit took 40 mins to print
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Old 14 April 2021, 03:45   #5
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i am impressed. Well done.
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Old 14 April 2021, 09:51   #6
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Here is my box that I fix to the front seat with the printed items attached. The go Pro mount is removable as can be seen in the pics as it sticks out quite a bit
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