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WEST MARINE
Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook

$29.99

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Model # 8243123 | Mfg # 85003B

Product Description

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)

Specs

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 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (41)
  • Reliable (31)
  • Safe (25)
  • Holds boat securely (17)
  • Easy to install (10)

Cons

  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Docks (33)
  • Small boats (23)
  • Large boats (13)
  • Open water (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (22), Advanced (16), Beginner (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37)

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

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
           
          4.0

          OB WATER MUFFS

          By John boy

          from Raleigh nc

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Safe

          Cons

          • Did not supply enough water to pump intake.

          Best Uses

            Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

            Didn't supply enough water for a Suzuki DF250. Smaller eng may do better.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Does the Job

            By bobnson2003

            from Quincy, MA.

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Docks
              • Small Boats

              Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

              Does what it is suppose to

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              Do Not purchase!

              By Eric

              from Lewes, DE

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • This pole broke the 2nd time I tried to use it!
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Docks

              Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

              I was grabbing the line for the second time after I bought this pole and it bent and broke. Little force was used as I have a small 18 foot boat. I wouldn't recommend this item.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              I would by this product again and I recommend.

              By Fernan

              from San Juan, Puerto Rico

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Boats
                • Small Boats

                Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

                This si a great product, easy to used

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great boat pole.

                By Boat fever Don

                from Chesapeake Bay.

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Holds Boat Securely

                Cons

                • No lnterchangable capabilities for brushes.

                Best Uses

                • Docks
                • Large Boats
                • Small Boats

                Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

                Use it for my render.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivered on time and damage free.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                i bought one and i am very happy so i decided to buy another

                By danyb

                from aventura

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable
                • Safe

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Boats

                  Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

                  in the boat

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  I like very much the people of West Marine from Aventura.
                  In particular Dany its a great person.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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