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Old 21 January 2007, 05:48   #71
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Sort of-I've got a pack of Pains-Wessex Miniflares that live in a pocket on my drysuit along with an inflatable marker buoy and torch.
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Old 21 January 2007, 06:20   #72
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Old 21 January 2007, 10:21   #73
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Anyone carry flares on their lifekacket?

These day / night signals have a red point flare at one end and orange smoke at the other, both burn for about 20 seconds.

I carry them in these little purpose made flare pockets on my lifejacket.

http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread....993#post182993
Thanks for the info. I was about to ask for recommendations of a small signal flare for life jackets.

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I also usually have a nice folding knife in my pocket which has a whistle built in along with a fire starting steel. Not much use on a boat with 500L of petrol on board but a great knife!!!
I also keep a firesteel in a lifejacket pocket as well as a plastic waterproof match container inwhich I keep a couple of cotton balls that have been saturated with vaseline. When pulled to a thin mesh, the cotton balls ignite with the slightest spark, and with the petro jelly, burn very hot for several minutes. I thread a loop of dental floss through the cotton balls so they are easy to extract from the container. The firesteel is far more reliable than matches or a butane lighter and is totally unaffected by water immersion. It is also easy to use even when your dexterity has been severely affected by cold. Obviously if you are so far offshore that landfall just isn't going to happen these items would be of little use.

On my lifejacket I also carry a combination whistle-compass-temperature guage, and on my belt I'll have either a leatherman type tool or a folding locking knife.
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Old 21 January 2007, 10:41   #74
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I also keep a firesteel in a lifejacket pocket as well as a plastic waterproof match container inwhich I keep a couple of cotton balls that have been saturated with vaseline. When pulled to a thin mesh, the cotton balls ignite with the slightest spark, and with the petro jelly, burn very hot for several minutes.
May be this is what BogMonster needs for his boat, and a gallon of petrol
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Old 21 January 2007, 17:58   #75
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Anyone carry flares on their lifekacket?

These day / night signals have a red point flare at one end and orange smoke at the other, both burn for about 20 seconds.

I carry them in these little purpose made flare pockets on my lifejacket.

http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread....993#post182993
Jono - will your lifejacket float with all that stuff attached to it?
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here is a link to the knife developed in conjunction with the RYA for RIBS and rescue boats

http://www.greatkit.com/product_info.php?id=23&pid=60
Used it. Nice easy to open blade.... that is, until your hands get cold and loose dexterity.. or you are wearing wet gloves.

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and here is a link to the knife the RYA recomend rescue crews and dinghy sailers wear in their lifejackets for personal use

http://www.greatkit.com/product_info.php?id=23&pid=59
Go for the hooktip version rather than that one.
http://www.greatkit.com/product_info.php?id=23&pid=61

Ever had to cut someone out of a wetsuit/drysuit to put a defib on their chest?

You'll be glad you got the hooktip when if you ever do. You can be as rough and brutal as you want, and be sure that you won't cut them.... although it might be interesting if they had a belly-button ring in!!!!

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Or worse a nipple ring......
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Old 22 January 2007, 06:05   #78
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Looks Good Codders.

I Just Ordered On Of These, 3" blade so shouldnt look like rambo, Not Bad For 7.99
I have one of those as well as the Big Fish.
It is known as the "Cheese Knife" because that is all it has been used to cut. I picked it up at SBS a couple of years ago. It is prone to rusting and will not hold an edge for very long.

As for carrying the knives, the cheese knife is strapped to the console amd the Big Fish is strapped to the A frame. If I fall in I use my teeth!
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Old 22 January 2007, 14:36   #79
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I have one of these on my dinghy BA

http://www.sailboats.co.uk/ProductIn...oductid=746430

never had to use it yet though but it has not rusted etc even though it gets a good soaking all the time.
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I always carry these two with me when I go out in the boat . The yellow handled knife is a Spyderco Atlantic salt that is made of H-1 steel it is guaranteed not to rust , I've had it about a year now and keep it in my drysuit leg pocket ( which isnt water proof ) and no sign of rust yet
http://spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=172

The multitool is a Victorinox ( swiss army ) Swisstool which I rate much higher than Leathermans and Gerbers .
http://www.victorinox.ch/index.cfm?s...age=136&lang=E





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