rope cutters ... on Phantom 40

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phantomflier
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rope cutters ... on Phantom 40

Post by phantomflier » Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:24 am

Hi,
I am considering fitting some rope cutters to a phantom 40.

Have heard mixed reports regarding this. I would expect a small reduction in speed performance but am concerned that the cutters may lead to excessive vibration or some other less obvious problems.

Any thoughts, suggestions or comments which might help me make up my mind, would be appreciated.

Thanks

PF

Allygt4
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Post by Allygt4 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:46 pm

Hi I am fitting H4 cutters to a corniche no drag nor vibration .
http://www.h4marine.com/Rope%20Cutter.htm

David Norman
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Post by David Norman » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:28 pm

I have always used Spurs Cutters supplied by Harold Hayles http://www.haroldhayles.co.uk/ on four of my boats now over 18 years.

All rope cutters cause some drag it depends if you can measure it.

I have not noticed vibration, noise or cavitation on any of them.

I have been awqare of using the cutters on all of the boats generally pot markers or floating net.

Hayles are very good at advice and very specific on how to fit them give them a call, they are a market leader and generally next day delivery.

I have no connection with Hayles other than as a satisfied customer.

phantomflier
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thanks ...

Post by phantomflier » Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:52 am

Thanks Allygt4 and David.
I went ahead and had two 'Stripper' rope cutters fitted. All working fine with absolutely no vibration. Just about 1kt speed loss. Interestingly the 'p' brackets had already been drilled by Fairline ... making fitting easy.
Thanks again,
pf

Allygt4
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Rope Cutters.

Post by Allygt4 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:35 am

Good luck with these and hope they work well for you.

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