PROPELLER MOUNTED SYSTEMS

Cutter Systems

Until now, SPURS® has been well known for our Line, Net and Weed Cutters. Due to popular demand, we have developed the SPURS® SPACERS. The Spacers are installed between the transmission and shaft flanges to extend the shaft. The spacers are cold-rolled steel and nickel plated, tolerance .001 for all dimensions, and one inch thick (standard). Special orders can be made for thickness or size.

SPURS® manufactures cutter systems for fixed & variable pitch propeller and thruster systems.


HOW TO ORDER

Propeller mounted cutter system

Once we receive all of the necessary measurements, we will provide a formal quote and detailed installation drawings for your specific vessel within three business days.


CHOOSE TYPE OF PROPELLER INSTALLED ON YOUR VESSEL.

Click here if your vessel has a Fixed Pitch Propeller System

Click here if your vessel has a Controllable Pitch Propeller System


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

With more ghost nets floating around the oceans, the possibility of wrapping net on your propeller increases daily. Oil pollution caused by seal failure is your responsibility. With SPURS® protection, your vessel can cut lines and nets before entanglement to the propeller. This avoids aft shaft seal rupture that can result in oil pollution, large monetary fines, costly repairs, and ship downtime.


FUEL CONSUMPTION

Line and nets are instantly cut before propeller entanglement. This allows props to run free, avoiding drag that occurs from line and net entanglement, obstructing water flow to the propeller and slowing the ship.


PROVEN

SPURS® has manufactured line and net cutter systems for well over 30 years and has now completed over 500 ship cutter system installations worldwide.

Razor-sharp Cutter Blade Systems are made of hardened stainless steel (17-4 pH). Each cutter blade is triple heat treated to bring the blade hardness to 46 on the Rockwell scale and provide stability under saltwater.


THRUSTERS & PODS

Thrusters, Z-Drives and other propulsion components need the protection of SPURS®


PEACE OF MIND

A demonstration cut is made prior to vessel undocking to verify cutter blade alignment and completion of Spurs Line & Net Cutter System installation.

The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 imposes heavy penalties for oil leaks. It also orders the Coast Guard to advise vessels to immediately secure the source of the leak. Protect your bottom line with SPURS®.

Don’t leave the dock without SPURS® protection!


Thrusters & Pods

Thrusters, Z-Drives and other propulsion components need the protection of Spurs® The most common repair on thrusters is seal damage and gear replacement, this is caused by excessive wear due to water intrusion. Guard against damaging thruster oil seals by installing Spurs® Cutter Systems.

Guard against damaging thruster oil seals by installing Spurs® Cutter Systems.


Benefits of using Spurs®

  • Protect against fishing nets and trap lines
  • Prevent damaged oil seals
  • Prevents the need for Coast Guard towing or expensive commercial towing.
  • Avoid expensive haul-outs, dry-docking, and diver’s charges.
  • Made of hardened stainless steel.
  • Don’t leave the dock without “SPURS”protection!