|Dear Prop Protector,
I am just writing to say how pleased we are with the two Prop Protectors we purchased five years ago for our Birchwood motor cruiser. Until this year we had never experienced a problem with ropes getting tangled in the props so I guess we have been lucky during the last 12 years of boating.
Having fitted them we forgot they were there until one day we heard a terrible bag from the aft section. At first we thought we had hit something until the port engine revs died to about 150rpm then suddenly they picked up as though nothing had happened.
As luck would have it we were having the boat lifted the next day and we were just about back to our moorings when this happened. When the boat was lifted, hanging from the “P” bracket was the remains of a 35mm piece of rope covered in thick tar. The Prop Protector had cut straight through it as clean as knife through butter.
The following year the same thing happened again and once again the rope cutters saved us. It’s very reassuring to have these fitted and I would never go to sea without them I would also like to say how easy these are to sharpen (not that they need more than a touch with a hand stone) and I can see that we will have them almost indefinitely. I have seen some of the other scissor types on friends’ boats and they are always having to replace bearings and blades when they break off so I am glad I got yours. They are definitely fit and forget.
I would highly recommend these cutters to anyone.
Thanks Prop Protector!