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Re: What sailing knife do you use?
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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