Originally Posted by Pete17C
Seems like an ideal candidate for 3D printing.
My understanding of the current
state of 3D printing is such that the higher-strength polymers associated with creating such a part will be very expensive (i.e. parts
that are heavy and use a lot of the plastic string often weigh a lot such that the printed part costs more than you can buy the part pre-made from the store).
Alternatively, an excellent candidate for creating with a little CNC router and some random handle-stock to use as your substrate. The beauty of a CNC router is that you can make your ?handle out of anything else hard on the boat (or your neighbor's
) that won't be missed if cannibalized.
size CNC router would otherwise prove invaluable piece of kit on a cruising boat operating in austere environments (and could be used to create things for folks as a means of a bit of income).