Anchoring & Mooring

The 14-foot Heavy-duty Boat Hook from West Marine was our longest pole; it was also the heaviest and most difficult to manage.

In Search of the Ultimate Boat Hook

Plastic hooks snap, crackle, pop in test of strength and utility.

The basic design of the humble boat hook hasn’t changed much over the years, but it has seen upgrades in construction and materials, along with some minor design tweaks. For this report, we set out to determine what constitutes the ideal boat hook. We evaluated boat hooks currently on the market and took a look at some old models still in service.

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