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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:50 pm 
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Titanium divers knife...(GOD I hope I don't lose it!)

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I keep a Gerber Skeletool and shackle key in my tramp bag.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:27 pm 
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I got a leatherman Wave for Christmas and it looks good for taking sailing. I was concerned that it has no ring to attach some sort of lanyard to. Today I read the instructions and found they make one, but it is not included. You can find it at:
http://store.leatherman.com/shop/shop.aspx?category=32
Hope this helps you hold on to yours. :wink:

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Leatherman's Skeletool looks kickass.


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hobieokc wrote:
Leatherman's Skeletool looks kickass.
And with a built in carbiner you can hook it to yourself or just about anything else. One minor annoyance with Skeletool is you need to practice opening/closing without pinching your fingers.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:03 pm 
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mcoop57 wrote:
Titanium divers knife...(GOD I hope I don't lose it!)


Titanium?!! :o :o you are so blessed men.

by the way I use small swiss knife.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:48 pm 
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+1 for the Leatherman Wave. And I also take a diver's knife just in case a bigger blade is needed.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:53 pm 
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Leatherman Wave.
Had mine for almost 10 years now. Tough, holds an edge, and stout enough for anything your into. Its' practical, doesn't feel like your carrying around a sword heading to battle.
Yep, you can open either blade one-handed, including the bottle opener. Worth every dollar.

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Gill harness rescue tool & webbing cutter

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like having something that can save your, or my a$$

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:44 am 
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This one. http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Saver-Salt-Serrated-Yellow/dp/B00172PQIG/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=IDKIVTMM84QE0&colid=1KM0P5RPJH03A Its made for salt water and has rounded tip to prevent accidental stabbing. Also, serrated edge might cut a trap cable.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:21 am 
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Myerchin multitool knife. It's got a marlin spike, clip, lanyard hook, small pliers and a good serrated blade. I used it all last year, minimal rust.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:54 pm 
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I usually have a Leatherman Wave on the boat.

I've been really wanting to get a Microtech OTF knife. Not sure I want to take a $600 knife on the boat with me, especially salt water.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:38 pm 
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One of these suckers (the pointy one)...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:12 pm 
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sunvista wrote:
This one. http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Saver-Salt-Serrated-Yellow/dp/B00172PQIG/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=IDKIVTMM84QE0&colid=1KM0P5RPJH03A Its made for salt water and has rounded tip to prevent accidental stabbing. Also, serrated edge might cut a trap cable.


Spyderco is what I like too! I have a Salt Saver as well as a Pacific Salt (larger blade). Both have the sheepsfoot tip and serrated blade as well as the yellow handle. If you're going to search Amazon for these, the key is to search for "spyderco salt" and make sure it has the "H1" stainless steel, which is their most rust-proof quality, especially formulated for saltwater environments.

I also have a Wichard sailor's knife with marlin spike, shackle key, and straight blade. This cuts rope more cleanly (in non-emergencies) and the shackle key often comes in handy with our old boats and hardware. It's what I keep in my sailing bag on land for setting up and taking down the cats.

I'm still looking for a standalone shackle key/sailing tool. I like the Wichard shackle key, although it's expensive. Am also looking at the Hobie tool and the other tool (which can unlock cams on the rudders) from the Hobie catalog. Any thoughts on shackle keys?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:07 pm 
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The "All Purpose Tool", Hobie part number HC 83103, is great for freeing a locked cam. It's saved me from having to RTB (Return To Beach) a few times. Great insurance for a little over $6.00 US. If you get one, be sure to drill a 3/16" hole in the bottom of the cam for the tool's small hook to fit into. The instructions will describe this in more detail.

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