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Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks

Grab lines and fend off easily with these floating boat hooks. They feature anodized aluminum tubing that telescopes quickly and twist-locks securely. Glass-filled nylon heads are curved to aid in line retrieval and the soft tips prevent scratches. For larger boats we offer boat hooks that telescope from 53" to 8' and 54" to 12'. Spare yellow tips sold separately (Model 11869088)
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Long, Telescopes 53"-8' 289480 85002A
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$36.99

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Longer, 54"-12' 289498 85003A
In stock online.

$52.99

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Product Description

Grab lines and fend off easily with these floating boat hooks. They feature anodized aluminum tubing that telescopes quickly and twist-locks securely. Glass-filled nylon heads are curved to aid in line retrieval and the soft tips prevent scratches. For larger boats we offer boat hooks that telescope from 53" to 8' and 54" to 12'. Spare yellow tips sold separately (Model 11869088)

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4.6

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (43)
  • Reliable (39)
  • Safe (25)
  • Holds boat securely (23)
  • Easy to install (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Docks (47)
  • Small boats (27)
  • Large boats (22)
  • Open water (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (26), Casual/ recreational (23), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Boat Hook with a Long Reach

Docking the boat
Easy to adjust to different lengths based on the need.
Wish it came with mounting brackets.

Docking the boat
Easy to adjust to different lengths based on the need.
Wish it came with mounting brackets.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't work well

Bought a year or so ago and only use it a couple times a year. Yellow tip on hook fell of right away. Unlike other reviews I have no trouble locking it, my...Read complete review

Bought a year or so ago and only use it a couple times a year. Yellow tip on hook fell of right away. Unlike other reviews I have no trouble locking it, my problem has always been unlocking it. Just the bottom section gets locked and the only way to loosen it is with two pipe wrenches. Top section works fine. Once its extended and locked there no way to stow it - so its in the way.

Will be replacing it will a different brand.

Only good thing is it didn't corrode - it is left out all season on my boat.

Reviewed by 55 customers

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5.0

A must have for all boaters

By Doug

from Darien, GA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Boats

    Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

    Great boat hook!!! It is light enough for anyone to use, yet incredible strong. It telescopes out to 8 feet if you need it to reach something off the boat. Extremely pleased with this one and a much better price (about 45% less) than other boat hooks.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Works great. Replacing an older one that I stepped on.

    By Steve

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Holds Boat Securely
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Previous hanfle left blue marks everywhere

    Best Uses

    • Docks
    • Large Boats

    Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

    Rubber handle and tips could last longer or be made of better material.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Like the piece

    By CaptMikeG

    from Central Florida, Orlando Metro region

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Holds Boat Securely
    • Reliable
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Docks
      • Open Water
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

      This was purchased to replace a boathook I had used on three boats for nearly 25 years, that I recently broke docking as a strong storm approached.

      So far, the new one works just fine and will hopefully provide me the same or more years of service.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great boat hook at a reasonable price

      By Be

      from Des Moines, WA

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Holds Boat Securely
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Docks
        • Large Boats
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

        I carry two boat hooks because I have a single-screw inboard with no thrusters, but this is the first one I grab.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Performs the functions I require from it.

        By MJ

        from Bradenton, Fl

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Holds Boat Securely

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Docks
          • Open Water
          • Small Boats

          Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

          Lightweight...makes docking easier, and provides a means of stand-off near obstacles.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Bought in store.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Perfect product perfect price!

          By Artie

          from Connecticut

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Holds Boat Securely
          • Reliable
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Docks

            Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

            Great for pushing off boats in tight spots

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My boat hook was rendered useless without new rubber tips .

            By Walker talker

            from Sag Harbor, NY

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Holds Boat Securely
            • Reliable
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Docks

              Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

              Use it when ducking to grab line to attach to dock

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Well built lightweight boathook.

              By No worries

              from Kinsale, VA

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Holds Boat Securely
              • Reliable
              • Safe

              Cons

              • Corrodes

              Best Uses

              • Docks
              • Small Boats

              Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

              Helpful when docking. Collapsible so it stores easily

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Well made

              By Mike

              from Kemal, texas

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Docks
                • Large Boats

                Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

                With most poles, the extension locking mechanism gets stuck and is difficult to deal with. So far I have had no issues. It seems to be made well and is holding up nicely.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                West Marine Boat Hook is sturdy, extends out to 8'

                By BigBourbon16

                from Galveston, Texas

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable
                • Safe

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Docks
                  • Large Boats
                  • Open Water
                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

                  This item is used to assist when docking, retrieving dock lines, and retrieving items that blow out of boat

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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