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Old 06-01-2011, 15:08   #16
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Great job! When I was living in Grenada I learned how to open a bottle using the cap from another bottle. It works, but there is a learning curve. Now I just use my wedding band. The advantages of a titanium ring are lightweight, cheap ($34 online), and they don't scratch or dent when you use them to open your beer. First time I did it in front of the wife, I thought she was going to be angry... instead she laughed and asked me to open her beer too.
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How to Open a Beer Bottle With a Carabiner - CHOW Tip - Top Stories - CHOW

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A wedding ring works great if the Admiral isn't on board! I do like the bolt opener though. Very creative.
Not Married...but I know fellow that does it with his. Decided that it is a requirement for when ring shopping if I ever take that leap.
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I have a Swiss Army knife. Sorts out all sorts of problems like this.
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If you can't open a bottle of beer, you're not thirsty.

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Old 07-01-2011, 07:49   #21
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I can do this with a paper napkin and I don't even drink.

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Old 07-01-2011, 08:05   #23
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We have a wall-mount bottle opener on a bulkhead near the companionway. Now, if we were really problem drinkers, we'd have one in the cockpit, and maybe one at the mast, too.
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If you can't open a bottle of beer, you're not thirsty.

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So True. And, I been so thirsty so many times in the past I can open a bottle on pretty much anything. The peice of wood in the picture with out the bolt would have opend at least a case before the edges started to round out. Then you could use the four ends to get another 8 bottles open. When that's done, break the stick in half and start using the pieces.

My personal favorites: a can, lighter, screwdriver, seat belt, belt buckle, lawn furniture. I don't use anything made with glass or my teeth - there's never been the need.
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If all else fails just use a door/lock key.... under the lip and twist acoupla times then push the cap off with your thumb..
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This is a truly worthwhile thread!! So many great ideas to improve the lives of sailors.
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But now we've dealt with the easy stuff... lets move up a stage...
The beers run out and guests are still thirsty... there's a coupla bottles of wine below but you forgot the cork screw..... DAMN....
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who the hell buys wine with corks? if it doesn't come in a box or with a crew top, it is too highbrow for our boat.
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Ball point pen, phillips screw driver, anything to push the cork down into the bottle. That's a pretty easy on also. But I like the way your thinkn
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But now we've dealt with the easy stuff... lets move up a stage...
The beers run out and guests are still thirsty... there's a coupla bottles of wine below but you forgot the cork screw..... DAMN....
Push the cork down into the wine bottle...you're gonna drink it all anyway, right??

As for fun bottle openers, I like my wife's! Patagonia Tech Web Belt

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