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The strongest boat hook is also the best value

by Martin Flory Group 18 Oct 2018 02:56 UTC
Davis Instruments Boat Hook © Martin Flory Group

It's unlikely anyone would ever dangle 408kg from a Davis Instruments Telescoping Team Boat Hook, but if they ever do, it won't be the Lexan® hook end that fails. During independent testing, it was the staking that held the hook in the shaft that eventually failed. Competing brands bent, snapped and even exploded under forces far less than 408kg. Guaranteed for life, a Davis hook end is simply unbreakable.

The hook end of a Davis Team Boat Hook is made from lightweight Lexan polycarbonate, a material often used as bulletproof glass. Its multi-purpose design allows it to nimbly place and retrieve line—even when it's lying flat on the dock or deck. It accommodates brushes and other tools on its 19mm Acme thread. A durable, bright orange cap protects gelcoat, paint and brightwork when fending off.

The head of the Team Boat Hook doesn't get all the glory, however. The anodized aluminum shaft features the strongest twist-lock mechanism available. It has a clear hardcote for maximum corrosion resistance. Easy and fast to open, it even floats if dropped in water—sometimes up to two weeks.

Team Boat Hooks are available in three sizes: a two-section version that adjusts from 140cm–240cm, and two three-section models that expand from 100cm–240cm and 140cm–370cm. The unbreakable hook end is available separately.

For more information contact Davis Instruments, Tel: +1-510-732-9229; Fax: +1-510-732-9188. In Europe: Davis Marine Europe, Tel: +31 (0)78 6194316; Fax: +31 (0)78 6192689. Email: or visit www.davisinstruments.com.

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