Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Too many knives?

Krugman with a very good post, everything you need to know about equality/equity, and something that needed to be said...

We have a lot of knives aboard "So It Goes". Face it, knives are really the ubiquitous marine tool and, since knives have an annoying habit of going walkabout or rusting away on a boat, you really can't have too many.

Which does not mean we have a lot of E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E knives (which can also be spelled P-R-E-T-E-N-T-I-O-U-S) so we just muddle through with a variety of sharp objects that hold their edge, mostly don't rust, and cost less than thirty bucks.

Seriously, what on earth would you do with a $385 knife except lose it sometime?

One thing we do when the boat is in cruising mode is lash a set of cheap stainless steak knives in various key spots around the boat so no matter where you are there's a sharp knife available to cut a line in a hurry. That said, the last couple of cheap stainless steak knife sets we've bought just don't hold a candle to previous ones we've had and seem to rust out in days rather than months.

So, I'm going upscale and buying a half dozen of these net knives..

Which look like just the sort of thing that will do the job, be easy to mount in needful places, and, hopefully, won't rust all to hell.

I'll let you know how they work out down the line.

Listening to the Honeycutters

So it goes...