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Old 09-04-2012, 14:21   #1
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Sizing Shaft Shark Line Cutter

I'm looking for a line cutter - for the inevitable time that I manage to hook an unsuspecting pot...

I have a 1.5" prop-shaft diameter and a Max Prop. Shaft Sharks come in 2 sizes for my prop shaft - a 4" and a 4.75" blade diameter.

While normally I tend to go with bigger is better (put it down to jealousy ), perhaps in this instance smaller might be better - try not to mess with the fancy hydrodynamics of the feathering prop...

I presume line cutters work with feathering props...

Thoughts?
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Old 09-04-2012, 14:38   #2
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Re: Sizing Shaft Shark Line Cutter

I would think that the people to talk to are the Shaft Shark people.
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Re: Sizing Shaft Shark Line Cutter

Hello Bill - not sure if you made your decision yet but we went with a Prop Protector. It's a razor sharp cutter - no serrations that can potentially snag the line which then could re-wrap. Great value compared with others and with checking around, we found that they are highly effective. Good luck!
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Re: Sizing Shaft Shark Line Cutter

The only problem we face with feathering/folding props and the quicKutter is the length of the prop hub. The cutter works better the closer it is to the prop blade roots on the hub. As the blade holder mounts on the stern tube or P bracket in some cases this can be further from the prop than we would like.
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Re: Sizing Shaft Shark Line Cutter

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Hello Bill - not sure if you made your decision yet but we went with a Prop Protector. It's a razor sharp cutter - no serrations that can potentially snag the line which then could re-wrap. Great value compared with others and with checking around, we found that they are highly effective. Good luck!
I have used the Prop Protector and the shaft shark. Both work. Can tell no difference.

I'd go with the bigger disk. Just keep it cleaned.
edit - on second thought 4.75 is quite large. Go smaller.
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Re: Sizing Shaft Shark Line Cutter

I own an American tug 34 that has a 2" shaft exiting from the keel. There is not a lot of room between the cutlass and the prop and there is a zink there now. The Shaft Shark has two sizes to fit a 2" shaft. How do I determine the correct one?
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Re: Sizing Shaft Shark Line Cutter

Regardless of which one you buy, also buy a pair of cut resistant gloves used to stop knife cuts in kitchens (about $10). Wear these if you ever have to go over the side to clear a line that didn't get cut.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:36   #8
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Re: Sizing Shaft Shark Line Cutter

I have searched on Google and cannot find a website for the manufacturer of the Shaft Shark. Does anyone have this information?
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