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Old 22-08-2011, 18:43   #1
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Carrying a Knife Is a Good Thing . . .

But a sharp one would be better!

So just my 3rd time out single-handed sailing my first boat... & lessons learned!

1. Don't tie the dinghy on a long line to the mooring! (yes, I then went over it & wrapped it round my keel - at least it wasn't the outboard)

2. Carry lots of spare rope! Managed to get my boat back on the second mooring line but the one my dinghy was attached to was under my boat so I needed to tie a second line between the dinghy & the boat so that when I did get it free the dinghy didn't float away)

3. Cutting a line you can't see, under your boat, in the water with a dull knife is HARD work!

4. Practice both tying and untying knots when you can't see them :-)

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Re: Carrying a Knife Is a Good Thing . . .

Good Job! I have found that a knife with a sheepsfoot blade that can be opened with ONE hand is invaluable. I think that the company that makes mine still sells them through one of the mall stores. It is a SOG. That is the companies name. Sorry, I cannot remember the store - it is a small variety store that also sells luggage and tempur-pedic matteresses.
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Old 22-08-2011, 19:07   #3
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Re: Carrying a Knife Is a Good Thing . . .

You survived! congratulations.

I learned on my second day out that a knife with a marlin spike was essential to have...
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Re: Carrying a Knife Is a Good Thing . . .

I NEVER leave the pier without a SHARP knife on my person!
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i use my marling spike more than my knife.
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Old 22-08-2011, 20:11   #6
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Re: Carrying a Knife Is a Good Thing . . .

Good work!

My two favorite tools... Just replaced them after loosing my first ones overboard awhile ago. I use the marlinspike often myself.

the CRKT Bearclaw runs about $25 but the Wichard fid/key about $40. Worth every penny.
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Re: Carrying a Knife Is a Good Thing . . .

Theres nothing like a good bread knife for hacking through prop wraps!
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Re: Carrying a Knife Is a Good Thing . . .

I lost my SOG knife with locking marlinspike. Then my sister called me to tell me that she found it in her truck. Hooray!
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Re: Carrying a Knife Is a Good Thing . . .

here ya go guys. the Gerber EAB that stands for exchage a blade. Contractor razor knife blades are used in it, different type of blades are available such as a hook type tough I only use heavy duty regular. I locks back, very thin, doubles as a money clip. Fits unociabley in your pocket and it is rust proof stainless, all for less than 15 bucks.

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but mule, where is the
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Re: Carrying a Knife Is a Good Thing . . .

I love this knife:
Myerchin

The blade and marlin spike LOCK. The knife will not fold under pressure.

Remember, you can hone your blade on the bottom of a ceramic coffee mug.
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but mule, where is the
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In my other pocket...when a boatswain mate my spike was always separate. I could carry on about the size and so forth of my spike but in the name of good taste...besides bragging is unbecoming.

This little blade is within reach 24-7. It is only 2 13/16" by 1 1/4" by 1/4". This is so compact that it will fit in a Levi watch pocket. I use it also as my money clip. BTW, ladies, I would just bet the more ingenious of you could find a place to clip it to on your gender specific apparel.

Truth is I buy these 6 at a time and hand them out to special people. One way to insure someone remembers you.
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I love this knife:
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The blade and marlin spike LOCK. The knife will not fold under pressure.

Remember, you can hone your blade on the bottom of a ceramic coffee mug.
Does it dull the taste of your coffee?
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