Originally Posted by Yinka
Thanks for the comments guys. I was starting to wonder why no one had replied. I couldn't decide whether my original question was ..not interesting.. dumb ..not relevant ..'tricky' ..or whatever ..
Roger.. what type of rope cutters do you have ? Were they easy to install ?
We're using a "Shaft Shark" line cutter
. It's just a sharp serrated split disk. Very easy to install, with two set screws -- the two halves clamp onto the shaft with no need to remove the prop. Does it work? Yes we have tested it (by accident). I hate the thought of leaving a lobster trap on the bottom (wasteful) but we try to avoid them, and sometimes the markers are just under the surface or hidden by sun reflections: The alternative to using a line cutter
might be a bent shaft, ruined cutlass bearing, or engine/transmission damage, and a cold swim.
Only one issue is that it must be kept clean by diving
on it at least once a month, otherwise hard growth might prevent it from working as it should.