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    Posted: 09 June 2017 at 09:45
Hi. After catching several ropes on my prop, diving to take them off, etc., thinking about getting a rope cutter installed.
something like this http://www.ropestripper.com/saildrives.php 

anyone have experience?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote samuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 June 2017 at 13:37
Had one for years & I can say it definitely works. I have caught nets, pots & polythene & once had to resort to a diver to remove polythene ( but managed to limp to port) & once had a haul out for a net where I found that after it had cut the net in about 50 places it only had to cut one more place & it would have cleared it.
I have cut about 5 or 6 pot lines in the last 11 years
I have sheared the safety pins a number of times but got away with it.
The blades are now worn & the standard bearings will not fit but as I have a lathe I make my own & have managed to add 4 years to the life of the cutter. Without that it would have had to be replaced after 7 years.
Expensive but a worthwhile accessory
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bigred Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 June 2017 at 13:42
Samuel

thank you for the info, i will definitely get one

what make and model did you use?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote samuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 June 2017 at 19:15
As I understand it only the ambassador is made to fit the saildrive. I have the 2 blade version to match my 2 blade prop
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote echoofwight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 June 2017 at 06:41
I also have an Ambassador rope cutter on Echo. Fitted from new and been fine for three thousand engine hours. It has cut off ropes a number of times. The company are very helpful if you call and have a very good website.
Steve. Hanse 341 Echo of Wight, . Deep draft and rudder, white hull, Single aft cabin. Raymarine instruments. Furuno radar. Garmin AIS. Wheel Steering,   Portsmouth.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote High Time Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 June 2017 at 15:18
Another vote for the Ambassador Stripper. 

I had one fitted to my previous boat for 13 years and now to High Time for the last 5 years. Never had a problem with it on either boat and have felt what I think was it 'working' on several occasions without any drama.

The one time it failed is recorded in this thread but I think the ropes from the pots were never close to the rope cutter because of their weight so it never had a chance.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gregor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2017 at 21:31
I have changed my prop fo a Featherstream 3-blade prop with rope cutter. The later was after a late ng thought because it's around 25% of the total price. Read several post else and some tests too, and decided to buy one. A small article of my first experiences with the propeller https://www.uisge-beatha.eu/2017/04/Eerste-ervaring-Featherstream-proppelor.html

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Carlosailfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 June 2017 at 11:45
Hello,
I have an Ambassador Stripper installed on my 385, 2 blades fixed prop. i think it works fine seen i never had an issue so far Tongue
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