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Old 22 September 2006, 03:29   #21
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Junior hacksaw. Cheap as you like. Very effective for cutting through line wrapped around props etc.. you can't hurt yourself with it.. a smear of waxoyl or the like will keep it rust free and what's the worst if it rusts? A quid for a new one....
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Old 22 September 2006, 03:33   #22
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I have a "Big Fish" from

http://www.roostersailing.com/mercha...ory_Code=tools

as well as a my trusty rusty "cheese" knife, which is a 75mm double sided, blunt ended rescue knife, which has only been used for cutting cheese.
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Old 22 September 2006, 04:19   #23
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We have been issued with these for the Pompy patrol work - very nice bits of kit
You lot will be wanting something from Messrs Heckler and Koch next LINK afterall the Gestapo in Chi harbour have them

I am curious to know what people think they are going to need a knife for? (apart from Mark as he BBQs a flame grilled Big Mac with Cheese of the stern) In twenty years of diving the only time I have needed a knife is to kill something which hopefully would be edible later (I carry a crowbar for the brass port holes) I kinda like Jonos suggestion, with a stanley knife to the tool box too. As for divers knives strapped to shins, consoles or A frames,

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Old 22 September 2006, 04:44   #24
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I am curious to know what people think they are going to need a knife for?
The knife I have has a bottle opener built into the shackle key blade…. To date the only part to be used in anger…
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Old 22 September 2006, 05:23   #25
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After a similar quest I got a Race Rescue Knife - the hook has proved useful to cut rope from the prop as the rope can't move away from the blade when you apply pressure - lots of lobster pots in the harbour...

http://www.greatkit.com/product_info.php?id=23&pid=61
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Old 22 September 2006, 06:00   #26
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I am curious to know what people think they are going to need a knife for?
I have in the past used mine (a race rescue knife - made by Gerber I think) for cutting ropes off the prop, cutting a line securing a rib to the wall in yarmouth which didn't allow for tide (you were there I think!) generally cutting lots of random bits of rope for various reasons, but the most compelling one was the one occasion I went into the water to try and find a dinghy sailor underneath an aysmmetric boat, and had to saw through the wire trapeze line and elastic to free them, at the same time as having the safety boat helm lift the back of the boat to create an air gap. I was glad I had my knife accessable for that one!
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These are perfect for the job. http://chandlery.yachtinguniverse.co...uct.php/937/1/

Every boat should have one.

They where designed for rescue boats.
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Old 22 September 2006, 07:00   #28
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I am curious to know what people think they are going to need a knife for?
The only way to find out is not to have one aboard.

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apart from Mark as he BBQs a flame grilled Big Mac with Cheese of the stern
Yeah, and even then I still cannot create as much smoke as Old 'lice.
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Old 22 September 2006, 07:02   #29
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the one occasion I went into the water to try and find a dinghy sailor underneath an aysmmetric boat, and had to saw through the wire trapeze line and elastic to free them, at the same time as having the safety boat helm lift the back of the boat to create an air gap.
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See me later. I will explain a technique of doing that with out getting wet.
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I am curious to know what people think they are going to need a knife for? (apart from Mark as he BBQs a flame grilled Big Mac with Cheese of the stern) In twenty years of diving the only time I have needed a knife is to kill something which hopefully would be edible later (I carry a crowbar for the brass port holes)
Someone who never expects that they could be ejected from a boat might ask the same thing about a kill cord. Which is why an emergency knife should be on your person, (belt or PFD - not shin) rather than the boat.


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I kinda like Jonos suggestion,...
Just don't tell him that you're about to eat something you've just killed. Last time I mentioned that on this discusion board, he stated that he hopes that I be killed for doing so. Sad news It always amazes me how violent strident animal rights activists really are.
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