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Line Cutter Installation


Randell 'Randy' Kocurek

If anyone has an interest, I just reinstalled a Spur's Marine line cutter on my W32 and have some details about the project on the Ask Bud section. It was a bit involved, but most of the customizing had apparently been done long ago by Ray Leonard-- to his good credit, a fine job.


Jerry Turberville

Holy shlamoley that was quite a lot of custom fitting. If you would have started from scratch, with nothing previously installed do you think it would have been a lot easier?


Randell 'Randy' Kocurek

Hi Jerry,
Thanks for the feedback. Yes it was a lot of cusom work, but mostly not for me. No, I was VERY glad the customization was brought so far forward at someone else's expense. Actually, I think the custom work and prop shaft extender (also a Spur's product, like the line cutter) probably exceeded the original cost of the line cutter. My problem was that I had to replace the shaft log due to electrolysis. Hopefully, that problem is solved by my little $6 zinc and a screw plus some drilling. The drilling and tapping was a lot easier than I thought and was the way it was set up originally. So, I figure I got off light. Just wanted the WOA members to know what they might be in for. As for me, for well less than $100 I got a fresh rebuild, spares for another rebuild and the zinc. Everything else was already in place. Oh yes, the tap set came with the boat. I just had to learn how to use it and practiced on the old stern tube.
Randy

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