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WEST MARINE
Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook

$29.99

Model # 8243123 | Mfg # 85003B
In stock online.
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 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (50)
  • Reliable (39)
  • Safe (29)
  • Holds boat securely (22)
  • Easy to install (12)

Cons

  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Docks (42)
  • Small boats (30)
  • Large boats (18)
  • Open water (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (28), Advanced (19), Beginner (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45)

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

I would recommend this product to a friend

By John

from Spring lake MI

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to stow
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable
  • Safe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Docks
    • Small Boats

    Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

    Great for docking under windy conditions

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook

    By steve

    from boston

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Docks
      • Large Boats
      • Open Water
      • Small Boats

      Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

      Does exactly what it says it does. Good quality.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Every boat should have one

      By Perew

      from Littleton Colorado

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact - telescoping
      • Easy To Use
      • Holds Boat Securely
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Any boat that uses a dock
      • Docks
      • Large Boats
      • Small Boats

      Comments about West Marine Floating & Telescoping Shorty Boat Hook:

      Have it ready for use at every docking, in and out

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      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

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