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Mast Anchor Cover (3D printing)

A friend of mine had an irritating issue with the mast anchor on his Randmeer yacht. The mounting plate for the mast anchor has 8 protruding bolts which can be painful to step or kneel on when switching position. He wanted a cover for this.


Using rough dimensions and photographs, I thought it was easiest to model the anchor bracket first and then design the cover around it :-


Unfortunately when I trial printed the first design, I had delamination problems due to the length and height of the model.
To fix this, I beefed up the corners and incorporated additional diagonal stiffeners, as well as adjusting the print parameters:-


Here is the completed cover after vapour smoothing, showing the additional stiffeners and corner reinforcement :-



Hope to add a photo of the cover in use shortly.

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