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Old 05-20-2012, 10:43 AM
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Boat: 2002, X30, L-18 Engine
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Custom Gromment/Washers (PICS)

I finally decided to solve a long term problem I've had with the plastic breaking out that holds the throttle panel to the boat. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has this issue. Over time, the plastic just gives way and breaks making the panel fall out. I've seen people put larger flat washers to "fix" the problem but thoese just didn't look right to me. So, I took some measurements, had a buddy mock it up on ProEngineer in 3D and sent the file to our shop where another buddy made a model of my new gromment using a 3D printer. Our new 3D printer is great for prototyping small parts very fast. Once the dimensions were all dialed in, I had my buddy make 3 parts out of aluminum on the screw machine (large lathe).

Let me know what you think.
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