Seattle’s Pacific Fishermen shipyard has solved the age old problem of loose lines and wires caught in the propeller and causing premature wear to tail shafts and stern bearings. Pacific Fishermen’s Chief Boilermaker Ivor Garbush will custom fit a propeller rope guard with up to six ½ inch thick stainless steel PropGuard TM cutting blades, specially shaped to cut the toughest lines you can encounter. The 316L stainless steel fixed blades require no adjusting or complicated assembly.


Pacific Fishermen shipyard was founded in 1946 on the site of the old Ballard Marine Ways, famous for wooden halibut schooners, and Navy minesweepers later named CALYPSO by Jacques Cousteau and WILD GOOSE by John Wayne. The shipyard consists of three haul out facilities and docks on the freshwater side of the Government Locks on the Lake Washington ship canal.

Pacific Fishermen’s PropGuard TM line cutters are also available loose for fitting at other drydock facilities. Specify left hand or right hand propeller for proper bevel orientation. To place an order, contact Pacific Fishermen’s Ship’s Chandlery Store Manager Tim Dow (cell 206-356-8165) Shipyard Superintendent Tom Harbin (cell 206-730-0569) or General Manager Doug Dixon (cell 206-718-0253).

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