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Why do I need a rope cutter?

As sailors we carry the means to our own destruction. Ropes are used all over boats and any one of them could accidentally slip over the side causing a serious problem, even if all the ropes on your boat remain where they should be there is plenty of other material lurking just below the surface to catch out the unwary.

Ambassador Marine is the only company to produce rope cutters for both conventional shaft driven boats as well as saildrives.

Will my cutter need a lot of maintenance?

The Stripper is almost maintenance free, the only wearing parts are the Delrin bearings. Stripper's have sailed around the world and not needed any replacement parts or labour.

We do stock service packs, accessories as well as replacement parts, so if you need anything from a set of screws right up to a new rotary cutter, we can provide you with all the bits you need without having to invest in an entirely new Stripper.

Why choose the Stripper over other rope cutters?

There are several types of rope cutters on the market, and of each type there are several designs. Independent studies have show disc cutters require a high degree of tension in the material between the fouling propeller and the P bracket pulling the material across the blade before any cutting occurs, this maybe too late to avoid damage and will still result in a fouled propeller.

Scissor cutters work by passing a rotating set of blades by a stationary blade, cutting material as it is drawn through the cutter. There are several designs on this technology from various manufacturers. Ambassador Marine Stripper's incorporate what we believe are the key elements to producing the most efficient cutter.

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