The Stripper is almost maintenance free, the only wearing parts are the nylon 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.
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.
The Stripper is shaped to work like a set of scissors, cutting progressively from the root of the blade to the tip. This produces a very smooth cut reducing impact and vibration on the engine, gearbox and mountings. If the blades where to come together meeting simultaneously along their entire lengths there would be a much greater force required to cut the rope.
There is no chance of the material escaping the cut, or 'striking out' as the teeth will resist any radial movement of free material whilst the propeller draws the material through the cutter. Evidence shows any item being wrapped between the propeller and another part of the boat will be wound tight against the propeller shaft as it rotates therefore there is no escape!