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post #11 of 15 Old 08-31-2007
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Sailingdog's point on having a rigging knife is a very good one, and it should be attach to a 3 or 4 foot lanyard which is attached to your belt in case it is dropped.
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Make sure, if you have the rigging knife on a lanyard, that the lanyard is long enough that you could cut a line over your head if necessary, and that the lanyard isn't going to get snagged on anything. Normally, instead of a long lanyard, I put a short lanyard—for use as a wrist strap—on the knife.

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Make sure, if you have the rigging knife on a lanyard, that the lanyard is long enough that you could cut a line over your head if necessary, and that the lanyard isn't going to get snagged on anything. Normally, instead of a long lanyard, I put a short lanyard—for use as a wrist strap—on the knife.
I agree w/ the short. 2' of line (doubled) swinging around seems to get caught on everything in a boat.

Very sad story indeed.
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