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Old 18-10-2017, 09:05   #1
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Boat hook storage

I am curious: where do people store the boat hook so it is both easy to reach and out of the way?

I was not caring for the boat hook much until it saved us from an embarrassing situation recently, so now I always keep it handy when docking or close to other boats.

Mine comes with fittings that can be permanently mounted to hang it somewhere, but before drilling holes for the fittings, I would like to know what people do.

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Old 18-10-2017, 09:13   #2
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Re: Boat hook storage

I keep mine attached to a shroud. I have a SS ring lashed to the shroud to hold it in place and it is secured with a simple knot to keep it secure. It's always at hand this way.
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Two, both clamped to the underside of the Bimini tubes
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Re: Boat hook storage

I used the cabin top hand rail hook one end, bungie or tie the other.
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Two, both clamped to the underside of the Bimini tubes
I love this place. Great idea. I'll use Velcro.
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2 loops of dyneema lashed to a shroud, one near the top of the boathook then the other the little knob under the hook sits in. Worked fine so far
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Re: Boat hook storage

When I removed my antique man over board pole I realized the the socket for it, welded to the stern rail, made a perfect holder for an extensible boat hook. Always at hand at the helm and out of the way.

Longer fixed boat hook is hooked/lashed to coach roof grab rail.
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I used the cabin top hand rail hook one end, bungie or tie the other.
This is what we do, as well,.

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I am curious: where do people store the boat hook so it is both easy to reach and out of the way?

I was not caring for the boat hook much until it saved us from an embarrassing situation recently, so now I always keep it handy when docking or close to other boats.

Mine comes with fittings that can be permanently mounted to hang it somewhere, but before drilling holes for the fittings, I would like to know what people do.

Thank you!


A PO fastened a 4" long piece of ABS tube (+-2" dia) to the bottom of our backstay connection to the cockpit coaming. The boathook stands up in this along the backstay and hooks into the opening in our bimini quite nicely. Easy to hand from the wheel and always out of the way.

I am not sure why they put the tubing there but one night it occurred to me that this would work and now one thing more out of the locker!


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Re: Boat hook storage

i use my nav light boards for now. i plan on creating pinrails and pins in all 4 sets of shrouds and keeping them and gaffs in those locations.
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Re: Boat hook storage

Thank you for all the ideas.
Most people seem to have found a good place for it on deck.

Any smart solutions to keep it downstairs, but still reachable and not too intrusive?

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