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06-03-2013 01:43 PM
Kutter
Re: Line cutter advisable for Chesapeake Bay?

Good point,

I do as you've all gathered supply the quicKutter rope cutter, I will never start threads or try and do any sort of sales pitch, but hope to just open people eyes to what is available without telling them to go and visit my website or any of the other agents.

I guess it's just when I see people discussing the two options that are more widely known the disc and scissor that I want to just make people aware of developments. Then they can go and make up their own mind, I'll try not to get into any debates about the relative merits. I also have quite a bit of experience in other areas of yachting and boating having lived aboard and cruised yachts across the atlantic a couple of times and raced and delivered boats from F18's to Open 60's.

I am based in the UK (at the moment)
Neil
05-06-2013 12:10 PM
T37Chef
Re: Line cutter advisable for Chesapeake Bay?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kutter View Post
Really? again I think you are probably not familiar with some more recent developments in shaft protection systems.

If the rest are crap why would one of the worlds leading lifeboat services remove spurs to fit quicKutters? Many hundreds of commercial vessels have also removed scissor cutters to fit the shaver. Builders that fit quicKutters include Fleming, Christensen, Aqua star, Grand Banks and The Royal Navy.

I'd be interested to hear your arguments for why the rest are crap?
You clearly know more about the variety of line cutters available to the market, I only know of a few and should have said I would choose the Spurs over ____, _____, _____, etc.

Clearly as mentioned, it appears you represent quickKutter which you should clearly state to the forum?

I would be interested in learning more about your product but your tone with members reminds me of Craig Smith of Rocna Anchors. He didn't fair so well in his approach with many on several forums. You are new it appears, instead of taking such a arrogant tone (my opinion) perhaps you would consider taking some time to introduce yourself to the forum, share some of your credentials and represent yourself the best you can?
05-05-2013 12:37 PM
Kutter
Re: Line cutter advisable for Chesapeake Bay?

Yep, sorry I wasn't trying to hide my inside knowledge, I work in the marine industry and I do supply quicKutters, what I was trying to do was keep people informed as there is a lot of mis information being given by people who are not fully aware of what may be new systems or materials.

I'll list all the choices below and then people can do their own research and make up their own minds.

To let users make up their own minds they need to be fully informed.
There are actually three distinct type.
Disc- Many types serated, plane, double discs all clamped to the shaft
Scissor- Spurs, Gator and stripper one blade bolted to bearing carrier and multiple blades bolted to the shaft and rotating
Shaver-QuicKutter
05-02-2013 07:31 PM
eherlihy
Re: Line cutter advisable for Chesapeake Bay?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kutter View Post
You're clearly not aware of one of the latest developments in shaft rope/line cutters.

The quicKutter has no moving blades
I can hold the blade with the shaft turning
Divers are also happy to work with these cutters
The quicKutters as with any cutter can be swamped but there are no blades sticking out and unlike scissor or disc types even with wrapped line it will be shredded at the shaft
The cutter is not bolted to the shaft a spool is bolted to the prop, it is machined and centered on the shaft.

QuicKutters use a shaving principle like a lathe tool so there are no shock loads and they also have been shown to have no effect on performamce.

These are used by Navy and commercial vessels world wide, and fitted by builders like Christensen Yachts, Grand Banks, Aqua Star.

What you are all discussing is some old technology.
I'm gonna hazard a guess that you may be in some way affiliated with QuickKutter... This theory is based on your user name, the product name, and your (ahem) product knowledge.

Assuming that I am correct; there is NO problem with your participating in this forum, however a full disclosure of your interest in the company is required.

Sorry for the thread drift, but everyone here should be informed of a commercial interest's participation.
05-02-2013 06:33 PM
Seaduction
Re: Line cutter advisable for Chesapeake Bay?

Why not ask the crab fishermen this question?
05-02-2013 05:26 PM
Group9
Re: Line cutter advisable for Chesapeake Bay?

I always had a line cutter on my boat when I sailed the Chesapeake. Here is a picture of it.

05-02-2013 04:56 PM
Kutter
Re: Line cutter advisable for Chesapeake Bay?

Quote:
Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
if I did get one there's only one choice...Spurs, the rest are crap.
Really? again I think you are probably not familiar with some more recent developments in shaft protection systems.

If the rest are crap why would one of the worlds leading lifeboat services remove spurs to fit quicKutters? Many hundreds of commercial vessels have also removed scissor cutters to fit the shaver. Builders that fit quicKutters include Fleming, Christensen, Aqua star, Grand Banks and The Royal Navy.

I'd be interested to hear your arguments for why the rest are crap?
05-02-2013 04:46 PM
Kutter
Re: Line cutter advisable for Chesapeake Bay?

Quote:
Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post

1- dining on the boat I will need mail gloves to prevent from being slashed
2- my diver will be at risk in cleaning the boat
3- if I catch a crab pot and it doesn't cut it but wraps I have to work around
those razor blades
4- added weight on the shaft isn't something I really want to do.

Dave
You're clearly not aware of one of the latest developments in shaft rope/line cutters.

The quicKutter has no moving blades
I can hold the blade with the shaft turning
Divers are also happy to work with these cutters
The quicKutters as with any cutter can be swamped but there are no blades sticking out and unlike scissor or disc types even with wrapped line it will be shredded at the shaft
The cutter is not bolted to the shaft a spool is bolted to the prop, it is machined and centered on the shaft.

QuicKutters use a shaving principle like a lathe tool so there are no shock loads and they also have been shown to have no effect on performamce.

These are used by Navy and commercial vessels world wide, and fitted by builders like Christensen Yachts, Grand Banks, Aqua Star.

What you are all discussing is some old technology.
04-05-2013 04:07 PM
T37Chef if I did get one there's only one choice...Spurs, the rest are crap.
04-05-2013 03:58 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Line cutter advisable for Chesapeake Bay?

Guys, how big is your boat? The blades that might cut you are about an inch wide and are not sharp on top. It's not like walking over broken glass.

I really don't see how one would realistically cut themselves, unless careless. If you were still concerned, just turn the shaft so the blade aligns with the cutting surface, like a closed pair of scissors. No way to get cut then.

They don't weigh more than a shaft zinc either and many double up on those without giving it a second thought.
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