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Old 11-09-2017, 10:20 PM   #21
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We carry Boye Cobalt 3's on our life jackets and one at the cabin door



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Old 11-09-2017, 10:34 PM   #22
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It might sound strange to some of you guys, but I keep knives all over my boat.

I have a heavy (but cheap) SS knife from Harbor Fright Tools at the door to my anchor locker. It's great for cutting the poly trailer on my rode. It even has matches and a removable compass in the handle!

I have two very sharp knives in my galley junk drawer plus a pair of Buck Knife scissors that are used every day on the boat! There are two more - fish cleaning knives on the countertop by the twin-aft doors...one's a razor sharp 12 " Forschner cimeter blade for filleting sturgeon. It's the most amazing knife I have ever owned!!!

IMO, sharp knives on handy locations are very good on a boat....but that's just me.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:42 PM   #23
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I bought one of these not long ago it has a sturdy blade, and a good plastic sheath, it stays sharp. Inexpensive enough to have a few in different spots. Dexter knives are good too. I keep a good sharp Machete on board too.
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:04 AM   #24
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We have several of these around the boat, in the dinghy, ditch bag, etc. great knives.

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Old 11-10-2017, 07:28 AM   #25
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My boat is pretty small compared to most of the responders so I keep one by the helm and one at the stern. My choice is the Kershaw dive knife, around $20 to $25 depending on where you buy them. Serrated edge and line cutting notch.Can also be had with a blunt tip.
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:49 PM   #26
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I bought a big (10-12"?) serrated meat knife from a commercial fishing chandlery. I have never had to use it, but I bought it so I could zip tie it to the end of a boat hook, and hang off my swim step with my head in the water, and cut a line out of our props. I think it would have a much better chance of actually working with a huge knife. It has been handy a couple times for cutting up big fish we caught.
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:05 PM   #27
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I like the Plastimo Floating Safety Knife
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:35 PM   #28
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I always wear my leatherman. It has a straight blade and a serrated both in positions for quick deployment. Plus all the other useful tools. Feel naked without it
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:40 PM   #29
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I always have my spyderco Atlantic salt with me.
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I keep a couple of knives around the boat. One is always clipped to my wife's pfd because she's the one who is on deck when we are going through the locks.


Keeping with my role as resident TF Cheapskate, the knives are nothing fancy, just a couple of $15 folding knives with half the blade as a smooth edge and half serrated.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:49 PM   #31
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This is what I always have close by here in Colombia and something similar while in Mexico.



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Victorianox. The blade of choice by netmen working on Seine nets. Cheap at about $6. We have several aboard.

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tozz I like the spyderco Atlantic salt, but $$$
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Dexter-Russell 3 1/2 inch Tiger Blade Utility knife w/sheath. About $10 online. Try one on some line. We keep one strapped to the Sampson Post in the bow so everyone knows where it is.
I like this one also. It's cheap, sharp and very aggressive at cutting rope and twine. Includes a sheath.

I carry a 5" Fastback Flip Knife in my pocket all the time. Opens one handed very fast and takes a very sharp edge. Sold at Home Depot. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...1990/203981004
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:16 PM   #35
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A local tackle shop has used "chicken cutting" knives for sale, 3.95 each. I buy one every time I go in there.

2 years ago at an on-water concert, a drunk ahole anchored over our stern anchor, then proceeded to pull his boat into ours, motors running, cussing and about to kill somebody. Having a knife handy I was able to cut his anchor line away before he hurt someone badly. I keep a knife handy at all times, bow, stern and console.
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:27 PM   #36
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A local tackle shop has used "chicken cutting" knives for sale, 3.95 each. I buy one every time I go in there.

2 years ago at an on-water concert, a drunk ahole anchored over our stern anchor, then proceeded to pull his boat into ours, motors running, cussing and about to kill somebody. Having a knife handy I was able to cut his anchor line away before he hurt someone badly. I keep a knife handy at all times, bow, stern and console.
Good plan ! The cheap Victorinox knives are dirt cheap! We always called them "lobster knives" because lobsterman bought them by the box. They were stuck in strategic places that lines could catch peeps or gear.
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The only knife worth carrying IMO!
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I have a bunch of folding, locking blades. I always have on in my pocket when out on the boat. Just a habit. I like the blades that are part serrated. It is important that the knife be able to be opened one-handed. There are always several in a drawer in the PH in addition to the one in my pocket.
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I have an all stainless steel spyderco from the mid 80's. I don't think its made any longer.Its been around the block...
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I found one of these in our attic a couple of years ago. I guess left long ago by some A/C tech (you'd think he could have left the sheath for it too but didn't) thick SS blade,good for prying, sharp on one side serrated on the other the end of the grip is metal, very sturdy and could double as a light hammer. $13 at Home Depot, it might be a good candidate to have a few around a boat I might have to go out and actually buy one. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-To...DK06/203195086
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