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WEST MARINE 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)
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Long, Telescopes 53"-8' 289480 85002A
In stock online.

Reg. $34.99

Save $10.50

$24.49

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

Reg. $49.99

Save $15.00

$34.99

Extra Tips for Telescoping Boat Hooks 11869088 TIPS-2
In stock online.

$2.39

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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4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Reliable (15)
  • Holds boat securely (10)
  • Safe (10)
  • Easy to install (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Docks (20)
    • Large boats (11)
    • Small boats (10)
    • Open water (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (12), Advanced (10)

    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 24 customers

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    3.0

    expensive but work

    By Pb

    from Port Clinton, OH

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Docks

      Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

      original tips worn completely through, thus necessary to replace.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Boat hook is great but the tips ar to fragile

      By Booray

      from Rapid City, SD

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Docks
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

        Great boat hook but the tips tear very easy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gret boat hook

        By Don

        from Sarasota, FL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Holds Boat Securely

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Docks

          Comments about West Marine Long, Telescopes 53"-8':

          Great design that allows for easy storage. Soft tips ensure good grip as well as no marring of fiberglass

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Handy

          By tom

          from Nebraska

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Docks
            • Large Boats

            Comments about West Marine Long, Telescopes 53"-8':

            It works well when docking.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivered on time as promised

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            i would recomend this product to anyone

            By TIM

            from SUMMERVILLE SC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Holds Boat Securely

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Docks
              • Small Boats

              Comments about West Marine Long, Telescopes 53"-8':

              make docking much easier when docking yourself

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Does the job

              By Alexs9971

              from Texas

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Docks

                Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

                Does the job, but...
                Extra tips should be included with the boat hook

                Service and delivery comments:

                Great

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Boat Hook

                By Bud

                from Belpre Oh

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Docks
                  • Large Boats
                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about West Marine Longer, 54"-12':

                  A very great value.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Doesn't work well

                  By CC

                  from Rumson NJ

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about West Marine Long, Telescopes 53"-8':

                        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.

                         
                        4.0

                        Great product!

                        By Ken

                        from Connecticut

                        About Me Beginner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable
                        • Safe

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Docks

                          Comments about West Marine Longer, 54"-12':

                          Light, easy to use,would recommend this to anyone

                           
                          5.0

                          Perfect Fit

                          By XavierQ

                          from Stuart, FL

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install

                          Cons

                          • None That I Can Tell

                          Best Uses

                          • Docks
                          • Large Boats
                          • Small Boats

                          Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

                          Tips fit perfect.

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