This short clip demonstrates how to open a boat fold. It's called the lever method, and is done inside a vise with two very quick movements on each side, over and back. This works because the first action (over) opens and work-hardens the first fold. The only choice for the next action (back) is to open the next fold. So simple and perfect.
This works on other similar fold configurations, too, e.g. the t-fold.
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