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Ambition

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Re: Spurs line cutter
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2022, 10:26:32 AM »
Ambition has had a Spurs kit installed since 2014. After many miles through the Chesapeake, US East coat and Caribbean, we have never encountered an issue of prop entanglement. I can't say that I have ever witnessed a line being cut but maybe it is because the Spurs work so well that job goes unnoticed. We do carry a full set of spare parts on board, but I find that the wear and tear / zincs require minimal replacement. The Spurs folks in Florida are a pleasure to do business with.
Ambition uses a Spurs Model B

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Nirvana

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Re: Spurs line cutter
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2022, 10:57:31 AM »
Ditto, have had Spurs save us twice, feel bad for the lobstermen but better than hanging on a pot.

A clink sound or tapping/rattling from the cutter (our experience) means one (or) both nylon stops are warn and/or the nylon bearing sleeves are warn and need to be replaced.  Easy job and Spurs  is very helpful in getting the right kit sent out post hast. Zincs can be ordered through Defender or your local easily.

Highly recommend a full kit every few years as stops are fairly durable but if they wear to metal the retainer which they protect will become misshapen eventually.  The sleeve bearings get warn, though over a long period, and cause the blades to become partially miss-aligned so that their cutting edges are not quite tight. 

Again, very easy install and service, not expensive and Spurs are great help.
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Re: Spurs line cutter
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2022, 10:42:20 AM »
We have them and I have also had on our previous boat.  Cutters in SE  Asia are an imperative with so many unlit fishing nets as well as discarded poly line floating around. Ours are Spurs

Che Figata

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Re: Spurs line cutter
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2022, 11:13:31 PM »
Thanks John.  Very helpful. Particularly, the reminder on spare parts.

Zebedee

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Re: Spurs line cutter
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2022, 07:05:27 PM »
We have had a Spurs Line Cutter on our 56 for many years- works well, though we have never knowingly cut through anything heavier than kelp.
There are some zincs that will need to be changed and we have found that shifting from fwd-N-rev (or vice versa),  we'll sometimes hear the line cutter (movable armature/blade on shaft) "clank" to it's stop. Parts and maint. kits have been available at reasonable prices.

John
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Che Figata

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Spurs line cutter
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2022, 06:36:19 PM »
Hello everyone.  We are thinking about installing a Spurs line cutter.  We are wondering if anyone has any experience with that particular brand. Just as background, for the last two years we sailed the East Coast down to the Caribbean and in February we embark on a circumnavigation. Any insights greatly appreciated. Thanks, Zack and Jill Hummel, SV Che Figata, H56
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