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I plan on getting some sort of heavy cutters to carry aboard, but haven't decided what yet.
I think it was Practical Sailor that did a reveiw not too long ago. They found the cheap Husky brand (I think) brand bolt cutters from Home Depot worked as well or better than everything else. ($20-$25) I have used mine several time in non-emergency cases and found they work great. (Mostly when I forget the key to my boat ladder)

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Battery powered saw's all or Dremel is the better choice, though a bolt cutter is probably better for rigging.

Bolt cutters don't fit in all places, Dremels do. I cut through a case hardened 1/2 inch steel lock in less than 5 seconds with mine, bolt cutters would not have fit.

Besides which, you might need the Dremel to shape whats left (flatten it for instance) so a jury rigged connection can get purchase.

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I have bolt cutters aboard. I don't, however, relish the idea of drilling a hole through my solid mahogany rudder.
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Dremel not as portable. I was thinking about using on the rigging in emergency. For other things you're probably right.

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I think it was Practical Sailor that did a reveiw not too long ago. They found the cheap Husky brand (I think) brand bolt cutters from Home Depot worked as well or better than everything else. ($20-$25) I have used mine several time in non-emergency cases and found they work great. (Mostly when I forget the key to my boat ladder)

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Just curious - who around here HAS circumnavigated?
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I know Webb Chiles has chimed in on this forum once or twice... and he's definitely has circumnavigated... He's also a gentleman of the first class, as I've had the pleasure of meeting him in person.

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Smacky- You want a BFS, go get Webb Chiles book.

BTW- I have navigated in a circle on MANY occations.

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Anyone who can do most of a circumnavigation in an 18' open Drascombe Lugger (technically, it was two of them as the manufacturer sent him a second one when his boat was consficated by the Egyptian government) has got some seriously mad sailing skillz and some big brass ones.

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Anyone who can do most of a circumnavigation in an 18' open Drascombe Lugger (technically, it was two of them as the manufacturer sent him a second one when his boat was consficated by the Egyptian government) has got some seriously mad sailing skillz and some big brass ones.
Good thing he survived, else we'd have to say how stupid he was for trying.

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