Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: What sailing knife do you use?
I'm not sure any knife is good for cutting yourself free from a tether. Nothing i see above is going to be opened while you are being drageed behind a boat. For cutting the tether, I have a razar sharp S-cutter on a lanyard inside the PFD. The blade is covered in wax, which would slice through when pulled against the line. Nothing to open and it sits inches from the tether itself.
You must be referring to the Letherman multi-tool, which I agree is not good for emergencies. However, the Leaherman knife is great.
Some sort of s cutter sounds like a good idea for tethers although the kayak knife is designed specifically to cut through synthetic line in river rescue. It'll go through a tether or 3/4" double braid lickety split.
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