I guess no one understands why I put the STL file on there. It's for you to make your own and do your own testing to your requirements. :) Just sand it down and make it smoother. If your hand can't handle that, it can't handle the stock handle either. ;)
It's a prototype. That's why I shared the STL file. :) Also, the connection to the parts that screw to the hull are stronger this way. And if you try to get fancy with compound curves you're going to spend a lot of time removing supports unless you have a two-extruder printer and print the...
First bow handle in ABS. Still a prototype. Screw holes are intentionally undersize, you need to gently drill them out to fit your screws. STL file is here in case anyone else wants to be a guinea pig. :)
If you want a Sunfish with papers you have to go to east Germany. ;) I should know, I lived there for 5 years.
- Your papers, please.
- You're talking to a boat.
- And zat means I am not speeking to you. Papers, boat!
- <Why do I always run into the ones in the special-kind-of-stupid category?>...
The pictures and details don't load but you can still download the file. As I suspected, it is HUGE, most likely for use on a CNC carver and not a 3D printer. Thanks!
But now I *am* getting more results for parts!
I agree with *all* of this. PLA is ok for prototyping but no way you can use it on a boat. One day you'll go look for it and all that's left is goo. :) It is also possible to convert 3D printers into CNC machines, but most people use it for low Z-axis engraving, at least from what I have seen.
The rudder bracket is a dirt-simple shaped piece of aluminum. There is nothing "special" about it that precludes it from being replaced with a properly engineered 3D printed bracket. Simple proof: NASA uses essentially a consumer version of a fused filament fabrication 3D printer to make things...