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

$36.99

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

$52.99

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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West MarineFloating & Telescoping Boat Hooks
 
4.6

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Reliable (27)
  • Safe (18)
  • Holds boat securely (15)
  • Easy to install (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Docks (33)
  • Small boats (18)
  • Large boats (17)
  • Open water (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (20), Advanced (15), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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 40 customers

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5.0

I would buy this product again in a heartbeat

By Man is only as good as his tool

from Starbuck town USA

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:

    This helps you maneuver a large boat in a small area without any damage and it floats... I call this the boat by yourself stick !!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent product

    By Gurney

    from Newport, NC

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Docks
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

      Hold boat in launching and docking

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      SURE ITS A BOAT HOOK BUT

      By BERT

      from LONG BEACH CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Docks
        • Large Boats
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

        HERE ARE SOME OTHER WAYS WE USE IT, PASSING BAGS FROM DOCK TO BOAT. WIFE GETS THINGS OUT OF THE GARAGE RAFTERS, FRUIT OFF OF TREES. I USE IT TO GUIDE A LIFT INTO PODITION . WE ARE FINDING NEW USES ALL THE TIME , ITS OUR GO TO TOOL OF CHOISE! LOTS OF BOAT STUFF TOO.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Excellent Product!

        By Captain Dan

        from Panama City, FL

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Docks

          Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

          I replaced a lesser boat hook that I had broken while pushing off from another boat. This boat hook is extremely rugged and strong. I don't fear breaking this one. It collapses nicely to stow easily, but extends quickly and easily for long reaches.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          I would buy this again

          By mwb

          from Jacksonville

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Corrodes

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

          These boat hook tips seem to be what was advertised. They were inexpensive. I hope they last. The original tips were impacted by UV exposure.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By J

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Docks

            Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

            Excellent when your Boat Hook tips wear out. Easy to install.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            VERY STURDY AND HANDY

            By BUTCHIEB

            from CHAIN-O-LAKES, ILLINOIS

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Docks
              • Large Boats
              • Small Boats

              Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

              MAKE SURE THAT YOU TWIST TO LOCK THE TELESCOPING SECTIONS

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Easy to handle, Strong, AMAZING

              By -_-

              from NJ

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • 8Feet
              • Easy To Use
              • FLOATS
              • Holds Boat Securely
              • Reliable
              • Safe
              • Strong
              • teloscoping

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Docks
                • Large Boats
                • Marine
                • Open Water
                • Small Boats

                Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

                The item extends top 8 feet. I dropped it into the water and I was able to get it because it float. It fits into our rod holders and works perfectly.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                good

                By Cap Eddie

                from 33036

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Docks
                  • Large Boats

                  Comments about Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

                  Great for retrieveing mooring lines from pilings for my 40' SF

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  I think this is the second important tool after keys

                  By Lucien

                  from Arlington va

                  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 Floating & Telescoping Boat Hooks:

                    Before I found myself jumping on top of the bow grabbing the lines running back now I just grab my pole grab my lines so easily

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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