As a boater for many years, I have managed to foul my prop, rudder, and keel on more than one occasion. Half submerged lobster pots, floating line, rope, plastic bags, fishing line, and assorted other flotsam have fouled most boaters' underwater gear at one time or other. Quite often the only way to clear the situation is to go into the water and swim UNDER THE BOAT with a knife and cut away the offending material. This usually involves significant time, effort, and the use of both hands—all of which put you at great bodily risk. This is extremely dangerous, and the slightest bit of wave action makes it even more so. Being in the water is one thing, but being UNDER THE BOAT is quite another. It is because of these experiences, and clearly out of necessity, that the HOOKNIFE was invented.
More about the HOOKNIFE
- The HOOKNIFE Eliminates the Need to Go Under the Boat - The HOOKNIFE is a specially designed tool that enables the user to reach under the boat with a one-handed motion. In most cases, there is NO NEED TO GO UNDER THE BOAT and endanger yourself. You may not even have to get in the water if your dingy is handy. If you do have to get into the water, that time will be very limited. The HOOKNIFE snaggs the entangled line and slices it quickly with a pull or two. This tool may save your life!!
- Construction - Fabricated from the finest 420 series Stainless Steel, the HOOKNIFE has three extremely sharp cutting edges. Two oppose one another and form a "V", which is the beauty of this tool. The third sharp edge is in line with the handle and permits the tool to be used as a standard cutting blade.
The HOOKNIFE itself is secured in a fitting with convenient detachable 30" handle. Supplied in semi-rigid plastic case.
The HOOKNIFE come equipped with a triple anodized aluminum Adapter that fits the popular handles made by Shurhold® & Swobbit®. Handles as long as 9 feet are available at your marine store. You may already own one!!!
- Operation - Capture the offending material in the "V" (or "hook") and pull on the handle. With one swift pull stroke the knife cuts thru the fouling line and you're clear!!!
- An Important Tool to Have Ready - The HOOKNIFE should be stowed aboard with other emergency equipment such as flares, fire extinguishers, and life jackets. Often the preparation for problems and emergencies makes the difference between being able to help yourself, versus calling and waiting for help. Avoid being at someone else's mercy while waiting for them to come to your aid. Sending for help should generally be your last option.
Monitor two tanks with the touch of a button.
Use the same technology that unlocks your car door to turn your deck lights on before you board from up to 75 Yards away - Makes boarding easier and safer!
Non-lanolin 100% synthetic formula US Navy spec.
Hook and pull action slices entangled lines from your prop or rudder! NOT CURRENTLY STOCKED. Please see our new longer Hooknife in stock here: Hooknife 2
Boat Show Special through February! Instantly electrify all your winches!
See and be seen! Sold by the foot
If you want a really nice place to lounge or sit you need this hammock! that you can rig in a few minutes
Use on all electrical contacts to prevent corrosion.
Rated number one by "Practical Sailor" Dec. 2010