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Re: Best Boat Hook?

Another for the WM 3-section extendable. Floats, seems solid, and gets out of the way when you don't need it.
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Re: Best Boat Hook?

Deltaten, The Swobbit doesn't use a friction lock. It has one of those buttons that pops up through a hole to lock it. I've done some pretty hard pushing on mine and it's never collapsed on me. The handle is very strong because of the shape of the extrusion. I wish it floated but it doesn't. But I haven't lost one, yet.
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Re: Best Boat Hook?

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Med, have you seen Snap Fittings | PVC Snap Fittings The docking stick looks like a piece of PVC pipe with one of the double-sided fittings (about half way down the page) attached.
I haven't seen those snap fittings before, and thanks for that link. I may use them in some projects in the future. PVC can be a fun and cheap medium to play with....

Having said that, even though the docking stick is pretty easy to reproduce/copy I didn't think of the idea myself and I feel obligated to buy it from them to support their intellectual property rights. The fact that it's simple is both a negative for them (too easy to copy) but a positive for the user, ie simple is good.

Nice to hear people like the WM boat hooks. They're easy enough to obtain. I've eyeballed the pain rollers before and may have to look at them again.

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we got the $90 WM hook. 3 section 16' long, ultra heavy duty. I have yet to bend it or break it, and I have obliterated 3 other hooks, so yeah I am hard on them.
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Re: Best Boat Hook?

A friend at the yacht club has a double hook on his - makes picking up the mooring line way less stressful. Haven't been able to find one for sale, unfortunately.
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A friend at the yacht club has a double hook on his - makes picking up the mooring line way less stressful. Haven't been able to find one for sale, unfortunately.
How does that help pick up the mooring line more easily? I'm having trouble picturing this....

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Re: Best Boat Hook?

These are awful nice looking. But they are pricy:

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Re: Best Boat Hook?

Another vote for the West Marine 3 section extendable. Works great extended all the way to put dock lines over pilings my old shorter ones wouldn't reach
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Re: Best Boat Hook?

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These are awful nice looking. But they are pricy:
..and they're ridiculously easy to make, so why would you buy one?


It's easy enough to make a boot-hook from a length of hardware-store dowel rod and a suitable hook... and it gives you the opportunity to practise some fancy rope-work.

FWIW, our 2 shiny wooden boathooks double as a boom-crutch.
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..and they're ridiculously easy to make, so why would you buy one?
+1 Buy the bronze end fitting, a length of wood and a little beeswax and you have a really nice looking stick. That's what I did for my wooden boat and the stick was a thing of beauty! Until I started using it... then it wasn't, but I'm hard on my tools.

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