I SAW A BOAT HOOK IN A PIECE OF SCRAP ALUMINUM
Layed it out from imagination on a 3" x 3" x 2.25" cut end of a big aluminum bar in the junk pile. For scale, the hole is 1.000 diameter drilled on drill press.
Bandsawed the profiles and filed the hook to shape, finished on wirewheel.
Now I need to round up a piece of aged SYP for a handle. I'm thinking about 5 feet long, maybe 6 to start, so I can use it to pick up, hook the dock, and push off if necessary. If it gets in the way on my 14-ft boat I'll just cut it off later.
Any of you with a boat hook care to say how long is comfortable to you and why?
Yep, looks like a boat hook to me! (?? whats a SYP?)
I'd say, a long broom or shovel handle, might be just right,,,, what you said, 5'-6'? for a not so windy day.
Telescopic always works best for storage,,, or small enough diameter to fit into an upright pole holder.
BTW,,, I get ALL of my replacement handles on trash day,,,,, 'Free' for the stopping.
O BTW,,,, those free 'handles' make some might fine 'EYE' KNOCKERS,,,, (billy clubs)
Drill out the end of a 12"-16" piece & fill it with 2oz lead. Don't forget to add a rope loop for around your wrist, or it'll go flying.
LOL,,, the COP asked me why I had 2 of them in my truck's door compartment,,,, I simply said, To KILL FISH! ;>)