The Ambassador Marine Stripper can be fitted to most boats without any modifications, however we offer a range of products that will make the Stripper compatible with the more unusual boat configurations.
To install the conventional shaft Stripper requires a certain amount of space between the propeller and the P bracket, this is normally not a problem as space is left on modern boats for such additions as rope cutters.
If there is not enough space on your boat for the Stripper we can provide a range of spacers that fit between the gearbox and the propeller shaft to move the shaft aft by the required amount to make space.
The spacers are manufactured in 5mm increments and available to fit all major gearbox types.
How to use the following table to find the spacer you need
Find the model gearbox you have, ascertain the additional space you require to install the Stripper, then substitute the xx in the model name with the space required. Example: A Spacemaker to fit a Bukh gearbox to extend the shaft 25mm aft would be a 4525.
If your boat has a glass reinforced plastic (GRP) stern tube or an oil filled bearing which would make drilling and tapping the striker plate mounting holes impractical, we can supply a special clamp kit instead of the standard striker plate.
The clamp kits are manufactured from stainless steel to suit a wide range of stern tube lengths and diameters.
Simply specify the diameter of your stern tube (acceptable ranges are detailed in the shaft Stripper table column D) and length of your stern tube we will supply a custom built clamp fitting for your boat. The standard length of the striker plate mounting is 60mm, if you do not have this length available we can reduce the length of the striker plate slightly. If you do have less than 60mm available please call us to discuss the options available.
Clamp kits are not stock items, each one being built to order for a specific boat configuration.
The majority of tools required for installing the Stripper will already be found in your tool box.
However, fitting the striker plate on the conventional shaft models does entail drilling and tapping three 8mm holes in the boat's stern tube and this is best accomplished using a drill and tap in good condition and of the correct size.
We can supply a 6.8mm tapping drill and an M8 tap if you require.