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WEST MARINE
Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook

$29.99

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Model # 8243123 | Mfg # 85003B
Grab lines and fend off easily with this floating boat hook. It features 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. The Shorty model telescopes from 3' to 7' and is designed for smaller boats that do not have a place to stow longer boat hooks. Spare yellow tips sold separately (Model 11869088)

Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook

Features Telescoping
Length 36 to 84 Inches
Material Aluminum

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West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook
 
4.6

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (47)
  • Reliable (37)
  • Safe (28)
  • Holds boat securely (21)
  • Easy to install (12)

Cons

  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Docks (39)
  • Small boats (27)
  • Large boats (16)
  • Open water (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (25), Advanced (19), Beginner (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a life saver!

This is the strongest boat hook I have ever seen and exceeds those that I have let go with other boats that I have sold. It is very strong when fully extended. Recently I...Read complete review

This is the strongest boat hook I have ever seen and exceeds those that I have let go with other boats that I have sold. It is very strong when fully extended. Recently I used it fully extended to reach a swimmer in trouble and it was rigid as needed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works, for a while

Have used boat hooks for 50 years and the ONLY reliabe form is solid construction. This is most unwieldly to store, therefore I keep purchasing these collapsible forms, and after a while the...Read complete review

Have used boat hooks for 50 years and the ONLY reliabe form is solid construction. This is most unwieldly to store, therefore I keep purchasing these collapsible forms, and after a while the friction between cylinders becomes faulty and it then is only good for pulling the boat toward something. Pushing is useless, or dangerous as the pole will collapse. Will recommend with conditions.

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5.0

Product is fine. Its West Marine/staff that are always best!

By Tom

from Orlando FL

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Docks
    • Large Boats

    Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

    Boat Hook

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great product and easy to use

    By lou

    from LaPorte Indiana 46350

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • priced alittle high

    Best Uses

    • Docks
    • Large Boats
    • Open Water
    • Small Boats

    Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

    use while docking my boat in a slip

    Service and delivery comments:

    my order was delivered in a very quickly

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    worked great

    By down town brown

    from danvers ma..

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Holds Boat Securely
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Docks

      Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

      none

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Yes..would buy again

      By Pete

      from McCormick, SC

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Docks
        • Small Boats

        Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

        Use it when docking in windy situations. .grabs dock securely

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Big help when docking the boat good product high quality

        By Fred

        from Val

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Docks
          • Large Boats
          • Open Water
          • Small Boats

          Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

          Big help when docking the boat good product high quality

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Every boat needs one.

          By JT

          from Monmouth, NJ

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Time to open and lock in useful position

          Best Uses

          • Docks
          • Small Boats

          Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

          Time will tell if the quality is there

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Good product

          By 1 wild 1

          from Saint Helena Island, SC

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

              When putting our 245 Edgewater on our lift my wife assists with controlling the stern using the pole to keep the tide from pushing the boat out of position.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              nice , light weight

              By Rick C.

              from Williamsburg Va.

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable
              • Safe

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Docks
                • Large Boats
                • Small Boats

                Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

                it's a boat hook , it hooks and is not heavy

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                Does the job but the yw scratch protectors fall right off

                By Nicole

                from Seattle

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Small Boats

                Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

                Like I said, the yellow rubber scratch protectors on the end for fending, fell right off in the water. When hooking a line, it pulled it right off. This is half of the fenders job and it failed. However, the light material and easy extension make it useful.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Best value around!

                By Peter

                from Minneapolis, MN

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Holds Boat Securely

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Docks

                  Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

                  Impressed with how sturdy an well made. Best price I found anywhere for a great boat hook.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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