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AMERICAN SPECIALTY Handi-Reel Hose, 50FT

Model # 387654Mfg # MRT50

$59.99

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Product Description

Ends the caos of unruly hoses on the dock!

50'L hose that stores in the space of a large book! This 5/8"dia. hose handles plenty of water, then rolls into a compact cassette. Sun-, oil- and saltwater-resistant.

  • Stores in the space of a large book
  • Handles plenty of water
  • Reels up into a compact cassette
  • Sun-, oil-, and saltwater-resistant
  • 5/8" diameter hose is 50' long

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American SpecialtyHandi Reel Hose, 50FT
 
2.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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20%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Not durable (3)

    Best Uses

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Weak Design

      By Jim the Runner

      from Oceana

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Rolls flat

      Cons

      • Difficult to Use
      • Kinks

      Best Uses

        Comments about Handi Reel Hose, 50FT:

        As the other reviewer said, it kinks. And when it kinks it cuts off the flow, rendering it useless. The only way to make it work is to lay it out on the dock, carefully curving it around and back to the boat, so there are no kinks. And then hold it at arm's length, making gently swooping motions. Gimme a break ! The other thing that is a pain, is that when you are rolling it up, you must have it laid out in a straight line all the way to the end, and then pinch the hose, holding it higher than the end, and walk along the entire length to get all the water out. If there is even a little bit of water in the hose, it will not roll up into the reel. A major pain. Not recommended.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Leaks

        By tks29

        from So Cal

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Durable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Handi Reel Hose, 50FT:

            Easy to stow, but started to leak after a couple of uses at the dock. Now after one season it is worthless

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Handi Reel Hose, 50'

            By Still Afloat

            from Sequim WA

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Small space required

            Cons

            • expensive
            • Not Durable
            • Only lasted 2 months

            Best Uses

              Comments about Handi Reel Hose, 50FT:

              This is the second of these hoses that I have owned. The first one lasted one season. It gets used about every 3 months. The second one I purchased was leaking after only 2 uses. I am very careful with the hose as I know they are fragle but I will not purchase another one. I don't know if it was on the shelf too long but it failed in several places with pinhole leaks after only two uses.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Great Idea. Poor Performance

              By Bob the Pier5man

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

                Cons

                • Doen't Last KinksLeaks
                • Not Durable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Handi Reel Hose, 50FT:

                  The soft material constantly causes kinks that cut off the water flow completely. These also create weak spots in the seams and "weave" material patterns from the built up pressure causing pin-hole leaks or seam tares'. The older rubber coated - but still collapsible and reel-up - model in past catalogues lasted several seasons and did not have these problems. It was about the same price as well. Granted it had a larger storage reel about 14" across as opposed to 8" or 10". No big deal because it delivered much greater performance (did not kink) and durability, lasting for more than a part of a season.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  "Must Have' product

                  By wingssail

                  from Seattle, now cruising in Caribbean

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Easy to store
                  • Easy to Use
                  • No Plastic Taste

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Drinking water fill

                    Comments about Handi Reel Hose, 50FT:

                    We picked up one of these at a swap meet 20 years ago, and it has been great. The only hose we've used that imparts no plastic taste to the water. Now showing a few leaks we're buying a new one.

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