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  1. #1

    Line Cutters - Prop Spurs and the like

    We have not done a line cutter discussion in a few years.

    I am considering adding some version of line cutter and am looking for advice. We cruise Tampa-Key West at night a lot and crab pots are always a concern.

    What is the preferred brand?

    Is this something my divers can install or does it require a haulout?

    Bruce

    Freestyle
    1986 62 CPMY (54MY with ext)
    Tampa

  2. #2

    Re: Line Cutters - Prop Spurs and the like

    I had them on a 70 footer I used to run, installed by spurs in FTL and they were always shedding (expensive parts). The 116 I run now has them and so far they ve stayed together. They re nice to have when running in areas with many pots like the keys, west coast or New England
    Pascal
    Miami, FL
    1970 53 MY #325 Cummins 6CTAs
    2014 26' gaff rigged sloop
    2007 Sandbarhopper 13
    12' Westphal Cat boat

  3. #3

    Re: Line Cutters - Prop Spurs and the like

    Ask your diver about them. Our diver is against them. His comments are; Makes a wrap worse and he hates getting his fingers cut up cleaning/servicing/repairing them.

  4. #4

    Re: Line Cutters - Prop Spurs and the like

    I had spurs on my boat and had a similar experience as Pascal. But I try not to run at night so I didnít see the need for them

  5. #5

    Re: Line Cutters - Prop Spurs and the like

    I had spurs years ago and had nothing but problems. I now have Shaft Shark cutters. Split design so they can be installed with boat in the water. I have had them on the boat now for several years with no issues, and yes I have hit my share of crab pot lines
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    Caesar's Ghost
    1980 58YF #472

  6. #6

    Re: Line Cutters - Prop Spurs and the like

    Interesting Test

    https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...ers-60999.html

    Caesar's Ghost
    1980 58YF #472

  7. #7

    Re: Line Cutters - Prop Spurs and the like

    Second Try

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WADETXBD3Pc


    Caesar's Ghost
    1980 58YF #472

  8. #8

    Re: Line Cutters - Prop Spurs and the like

    I had heard about the sharks and was wondering. Good to hear they work.
    Pascal
    Miami, FL
    1970 53 MY #325 Cummins 6CTAs
    2014 26' gaff rigged sloop
    2007 Sandbarhopper 13
    12' Westphal Cat boat

  9. #9

    Re: Line Cutters - Prop Spurs and the like

    I used the Sharks on my last Hatteras and they worked wonderfully. I went through a gigantic patch of crab pots off the coast of Northern California. The sharks cut the lines to the pots with ease.
    Looking for a 80 plus foot yacht
    Hatteras of Cheoy Lee

  10. #10

    Re: Line Cutters - Prop Spurs and the like

    Must be there is more room between the strut and the cutter than what appears in that photo. Otherwise I don't see how you'd get enough water flow through the cutlass bearing.
    Sky Cheney
    1985 53EDMY, Hull #CN759, "Rebecca"
    ELYC on White Lake--Montague, MI

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