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Re: What sailing knife do you use?

Originally Posted by pdqaltair View Post
IMHO, if you can't clear the override by pulling vertically, you need to relieve the pressure with a rolling hitch.

Using a marlinspike is inviting line and finger damage. The wrong tool for the job and not on my boat. I've seen a marlin spike missused for many things, rather like hammers and screwdrivers.

The rolling hitch is safer and faster .

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