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Old 04-14-2018, 12:06 PM   #1
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Line cutters

My single engine trawler is in the yard being fitted with stabilizers. Our cruising plans include West Coast and Mexico. I'm familiar with line cutters mounted to the prop shaft--but what about line cutters mounted forward of stabilizer fins--are they an effective "defense" against stray rope/nets and crab pots?
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:40 PM   #2
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stabalizer fin line anti-jam line cutter

I would mount something to direct, deflect or cut any arrant lines from crab pots, etc. from getting in at base of the fin, between fin & hull & jamming in there.

Be Advised - Of course this is only most effective in the fin locked position.

But yes - recommended.

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FYI Whatever you choose, I have for sale, a set (for 2 shafts) of SPURS line cutters for 2-1/2in shafts. They were take offs but are in very good shape.
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