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Old 19 June 2013, 17:15   #71
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but can you access the knife on your lifejacket when it's is inflated?
But why would you inflate your life jacket in a nightclub?
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Old 19 June 2013, 17:17   #72
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But why would you inflate your life jacket in a nightclub?
these foam party's do get a bit wet ...
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One the life jacket is inflated I expect it's a bit late for the knife, unless its there to burst it.

I never go out without my bolt croppers and a knife, only used it once but was glad I had it..... on the boat that is
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life jacket auto inflates , your in water with ropes around you.

2) lifejacket auto inflates and your pinned under boat - and need to slash lifejacket to get out...

like wise radios clipped to life jackets could cause same issues ...

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I don't have a safety knife on the boat -- just wondering what are the chances I'd need it (and therefore the relative priority compared to all the other 'stuff' I might accumulate)?

Anybody had serious cause to cut stuff away (other than wet denim)?
I've cut away rope from the prop once, and also thick stringy sea weed / kelp which was probably worse than the rope (I could probably have untangled the rope it I was stuck and not so pissed off). I don't carry it on my person though. And not having inflatable tubes its not a special safety knife - just a standard folding boat one.
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I don't carry one knife either ! I carry a knife and multi-tool , plus I have few spare in the emergency kit.

Have bolt cutters and axe too!

I have a belt that I wear with everything, means I can leave on boat if I am not helping it...

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Here's my choice of ribbing knife. It doesn't have a sharp tip for puncturing sponsons. It has a serrated edge for cutting lines in a hurry and it costs almost nothing to replace. For a sheath, cut some garden hose to length and pop rivet to your console. Of course if you have a teak deck and cocktail cabinet this may not work for you.
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I don't carry one knife either ! I carry a knife and multi-tool , plus I have few spare in the emergency kit.

Have bolt cutters and axe too!

I have a belt that I wear with everything, means I can leave on boat if I am not helping it...

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I bet you were in the scouts, be prepared................
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Have bolt cutters and axe too!

I have a belt that I wear with everything, means I can leave on boat if I am not helping it...

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That must be some belt with axe and bolt cutters and everything on it!
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That must be some belt with axe and bolt cutters and everything on it!
yes - reason I have a 275n jacket !

But a lot easier to keep bolt cutters and axe in waterproof case ...
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