Rated 5 out of 5 by Ranger210 Handy boating tool
This is the third one of these I have owned. The only complaint I have is they don't seem to be durable enough to last over 3 to 5 years. I don't know why but after awhile they become hard to twist and extend or twist and collapse. I keep one in my boat because they are invalueable for pushing away from obstacles that will scratch or ding your boat. They are also great for retriving things out of the water, or pulling yourself to a dock or other tie-off.
March 3, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by CEller CEller
Pole broke after a couple of uses - Likewise I found that If exposed to water (pretty common on a boat) the pole's sections become water-logged, as there are no drain holes. The sections of tube tarnish easily in FRESH WATER, making the device look terrible. I would not recommend this product!
August 29, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by WrightonTime Mine Broke X 2
Have a 25 foot pontoon. We use the hook to pull up to the dock. I'm on my second one this season. The first boat hook just came apart and with the second the hook broke off. I was able to drill the hook and reattach with a bolt. It is difficult at times to quickly twist and extend it so I leave it 1/2 extended at all times. With all that said it is a very handy item to have on the boat!
August 23, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by ToLiVeNdiEnDiXiE must have for any fisherman
this product is a must for any angler. handy as a pocket on a shirt, came in extremely handy in lake fork for several different things. for positioning the boat on a big bedded bass, or retrieving a lure from the bottom of a stump. i use it only as a push pull pole and will not be on the water without it!!
May 26, 2010
I use mine to push away from objects that will scratch or ding my boat, to retrieve things from the water, to pull myself to a tie-off, to retrieve lures snagged in brush or rocks ( or anything snagged up). I've also used it to help a exhausted swimmer out of the water. The twist and extend feature allows you to select the perfect length.
if you've ever heard of a push pull pole, thats what i use it for. i use it for many different things but mainly for positioning my boat, on bedded bass for example. or if i have an expensive lure and get hung up in water too shallow to run the trolling motor, i'll trim up the big'n and the trolling motor and push/pull myself to my lure to retrieve it, even extend it to retrieve lures in deeper waters(off stumps, rocks, etc.), alot of uses for me.