Bolt Cutters to keep onboard

TsTime

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Hoping I would not need but... looking for suggestions for a bolt cutter just in case I need to extract a hook while offshore. Size brand etc, Thanks
 
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Papa "J"

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    Harbor has a few different sizes for reasonable prices. Cheap enough to replace if they fall apart after a few uses

     
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    Croaker.Stroker

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    Wow. The vacuum bag idea. Thanks...never thought of that. 🤔
     
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    Day0ne

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    Cubeye

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    If you decide on diagonal cutters, go with a quality brand. Those cheap Harbor Freight dykes don't do well when you need to cut a hook out of someone.



    A deckhand borrowed my dykes on time. When he gave it back to me, it had a several indentations in the cutter. He was trying to cut a hook out of his dip net.
    Lesson Learned: Buy quality cutters and don't lend them out to anyone.
     
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    Derby

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    Side cutters take work on big ass hooks. I dont need any wiggling of the wound.

    Small, oiled, bolt cutters in vac bag for me.

    You also need a good med kit to clean and dress. Or you may get some blue lines up your extremities. An irrigating syringe is a great idea to have.
     
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    TsTime

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    All responses appreciated, thanks all. Looking at a 14 or 18" pair, oi well and vacuum pack along with a few more things in the med kit!
     
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    Johnlgarrison

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    I have the 24" with my medical kit, sure hope I never have to use them.

    The vacuum seal is also the way to go.

    that is a terrific idea. I’m going to wrap mine in a towel coated in WD40 and a small bottle of rubbing alcohol. Keep em from rusting sterilize them before use. Vacuum pack the whole thing.
     
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