3D Printed Boat Parts?

This is an idea for 3D printed parts for the skin-on-frame canoes. This would make attaching stringers easier, but introduces a piece of plastic into a wood-canvas boat. Some of the 3D print companies are making composite filament that might look better.

With the help of the science department's Makerbot printer, we can at least do some prototypes to see how this might work.