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Old 14 June 2006, 11:44   #1
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Rescue knife mounting

I want to carry a rescue knife, ideally on the transom - any suggestions which will allow reasonably quick release of the scabbard to take the knife off the boat?
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Old 14 June 2006, 11:50   #2
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Bit of shock-cord like the RNLI....

Edit: oh you mean at the end of the day when you want to take it home. Could you not get a second scabbard to keep it in?
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I keep my knife between my teeth at all times!

That's the right way isn't it?
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That's the right way isn't it?
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Best option is a small sharp knife on you, maybe a folding knife not a feck off machette.
Then buy two cheap a chips dive knifes and mount one on the boat. Leave the spare at home and use the spare sheath to move it about.

I would recomend against a bungy lanyard on the knife, if you drop it do you really want it coming back to you at a rate of knots ? how about a short string wrist lanyard.

If you are doing dinghy reascue might want to consider carrying some wire cutters

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....firmly stuck between the shoulder blades of a passing 'ardboater?
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The best option would be to visit a dive shop, they have selections of knifes with scabbard locks and all sorts.

or have a look at this big selection

http://sports.listings.ebay.co.uk/SC...istingItemList

When storing the knife permanately in scabbard I always use a thin coat of silacon grease all over the blade.

Nice thing is, the larger hard plastic scabbards can be drill and screwed to your surface of choice.
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I had a dive knife in a plastic scabard mounted to the underside (e.g. the wooden base) of a jockey seat. So it was simply a case of flipping open the jockey seat, reaching in and pulling out the knife.
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....firmly stuck between the shoulder blades of a passing 'ardboater?
That would amount to Hara-kiri wouldn't it? well soon will anyway!

Another nobba bites the dust!


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I have one attached to my lifejacket and another on the dash.
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I attach in to my life jacket.
Always to hand then.
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Thanks for the responses
I have a folding knife on a lanyard with a carabiner to the D-ring on the lifejacket harness - I was thinking of a backup - the Race Rescue Knife with a hook end
http://www.roostersailing.com/mercha...s&Store_Code=1
on the transom specifically to deal with ropes and netting round the prop.
Looks like I'll have to make an off-boat scabbard out of the inside of a bog roll.
Ta again for the advice for a newbie
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So I don't cut myself carrying it home.
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I have one in each pocket, a couple tucked under the pillow, two in the glove box, a dozen or so hidden around the engine bay, three in the anchor locker, seven gaffered to the back of each seat, one tie-wrapped to the stern drive tie bar, and just for good measure, and in case I have trouble putting my hands on one, I usually keep a spare in my top shirt pocket (next to the RayBan's)

Do you think I should have more?
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Do you think I should have more?
Dunno about that, but I think you ought to get out more!

Now run along and leave my RIB Warriors in peace . . .

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I have one in each pocket, a couple tucked under the pillow, two in the glove box, a dozen or so hidden around the engine bay, three in the anchor locker, seven gaffered to the back of each seat, one tie-wrapped to the stern drive tie bar, and just for good measure, and in case I have trouble putting my hands on one, I usually keep a spare in my top shirt pocket (next to the RayBan's)

Do you think I should have more?
Probably Jon, but this threads about knives, not tins of polish..
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I have one in each pocket, a couple tucked under the pillow, two in the glove box, a dozen or so hidden around the engine bay, three in the anchor locker, seven gaffered to the back of each seat, one tie-wrapped to the stern drive tie bar, and just for good measure, and in case I have trouble putting my hands on one, I usually keep a spare in my top shirt pocket (next to the RayBan's)

Do you think I should have more?
perhaps to be cautious i would also have one in each sock so you are properly tool'd up,
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Dunno about that, but I think you ought to get out more!

Now run along and leave my RIB Warriors in peace . . .

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What ya torkin about? I've just been out walking the dogs! (took a couple a blades with me just in case, of course)

Warriors, I like that! Jono's a bit of a Warrior, innit.
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