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    The universal Deck Fitting was created in parallel with a rail mounting system for use in select boats within the Liquid Logic or Native Watercra… Read More
    The universal Deck Fitting was created in parallel with a rail mounting system for use in select boats within the Liquid Logic or Native Watercraft brands. It is an injection molded part with tremendous strength both from the design as well as proprietary material selection. Read Less
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INTRODUCTION
The universal Deck Fitting was created in parallel with a rail mounting system for use in select boats within the Liquid Logic or Native Watercraft brands.
It is an injection molded part with tremendous strength both from the design as well as proprietary material selection.
INSPIRATION
My inspiration for this project comes from the competition in this picture.
My marching orders:
1. Make it look better.
2. Make it bomber!
3. Make it universal.
4. Have fun!
 
... and here is what I came up with... enjoy!
CONCEPT SKETCHES
Here are my initial sketches. The design didn't change too much from these sketches. It did however go through three prototypes.
MODELING THE PART
 
Comparing screw types for strength, grip range and aesthetics.
PROTOTYPE TO PRODUCTION COMPARISON
First Printed Part                                 Second Printed Part                               Production Part
PRODUCTION PARTS
Production quantities.
Can you find the random odd ball part in the image?
INSTALLED PART
And here is the finished product on our custom extrusion.
And the finished product again.
One of the many new uses for this part.
And here it is again! This little guy is popping up everywhere!
Here is the latest addition to the many uses we have found for this part.
SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO:
Shane Benedict, Sam Spear and Steve Harris.
Thanks to the whole Legacy Paddlesports team for letting me push the limits on this little part! You're all awesome!
Finally, thanks to my wife and kids for putting up with the long hours; I love you!