Boat hook / Brush handle

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  1. b_arrington

    b_arrington Active Member

    582
    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    270 Amberjack (2006)
    AB Ventus 9 VL RIB
    350 Mag MPI Horizon w/ BIII
    1998 Envinrude 15 HP 2-stroke
    Anyone use Shurhold handles / brushes? Are they worth the cost?

    My 10+ year old telescoping boat hook bit the dust - time for a new one. My hook rarely gets used as such - much more often it serves as a handle for a deck brush. It's a West Marine model with a threaded tip the hook for my brushes I have thought over the years that the Shurhold handles / brushes look pretty nice and now would be the time to get one.

    My dilemma is that if I went with a Shurhold handle I would need to buy a hook attachment and replace all my brushes as they are not compatible. If I went with a WM hook or a Starbright handle, my existing brushes would fit either. Plus, they float where the Shurhold handles sink unless you buy a separate float kit.
     
  2. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    I like mine... got a couple of different brushes and the hook.

    I didn't have any existing pieces so that was not an issue for me.
     
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  3. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    I use regular brushes with cheap screw in handles. If I spent the money on the Shurhold it would be almost guaranteed to go overboard.
     
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  4. b_arrington

    b_arrington Active Member

    582
    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    270 Amberjack (2006)
    AB Ventus 9 VL RIB
    350 Mag MPI Horizon w/ BIII
    1998 Envinrude 15 HP 2-stroke
    That's kind of my feeling. Need something that floats. And I only want 1 pole on the boat so it has to do double duty as a boat hook and brush handle.
     
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  5. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives

    I do like mine but JVM225 is correct..... one is at the bottom of the river.

    Shurhold does have an attachment to make them float now.

    I've started using this one from walmart with hose attached for some heavy cleaning.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Detailer...ash-Brush-with-60-Telescoping-Handle/15111242
     
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  6. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    I have a shed at my dock property and I keep my wash brushes, cheap wood poles from Home Depot, Boat Soap, and wash bucket in there.
    Boat usually gets a full bath when I get back to my dock, if I’m in a hurry it gets a good rinse to get the salt spray off and then a full bath the next day.
    If I need to clean anything away from my dock it gets done by way of a spray bottle cleaner and rag.
    If I’m at a transient dock I step it up to include a good rinse with a hose to get the salt off.
     
  7. sfergson727

    sfergson727 Administrator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 12, 2007
    Washington Park Marina, Michigan City
    '07 340 DA, E97, A75, VV4, Soft Top
    '12 Boston Whaler 15 Montauk
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives, Mercury 60 HP Bigfoot
    I dropped my trusty shurhold in the that two weeks ago, and ordered a replacement kit through defender. (Although no physical tears were shed, my mind was crying as I helplessly watched disappear into the murky depths of the harbor to join all the other stuff i’ve Lost. At least my cockpit table stand won’t be as lonely now.)

    Anyway, I also bought a flotation kit for it, and I think I saw an adapter is now available for the spin on type attachments.
     
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  8. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    They know make a "life jacket" for them :) - Its a two part system with an inner flotation and an outer flotation/protection sleeve.

    -Kevin
     
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  9. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Yes and I think they are fantastic. I know have three poles (two fix and one extender), an extention pole, multiple brushes, squeegee, water wand holder and a crab net. I use these both on my boats and my cars.

    I can also attest to their customer service. I had a defective brush that lost most of its bristles after several years and their customer service happily replaced it.

    -Kevin
     
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  10. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
  11. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    a little off topic but related....the pedestal for my Magma grill mount on the swim platform decided to see if it could swim a couple years ago....as you can guess that was not a good idea....it sank to the bottom of the lake like a brick...

    a replacement pedestal was $60...:eek:....

    I was determined not to let this pedestal suffer the same fate as the first one so I cut up an old pool noodle and stuffed the pieces inside the new pedestal....it now floats well just in case it also decides to test its ability to swim....

    I wonder if you can use some sections of a pool noodle wrapped around a brush handle to keep it afloat?

    cliff
     
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  12. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
  13. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
  14. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    There is also in insert that comes with it for inside the tube.
    If it floats collapsed, why would it not float extended? Might change its attitude in the water but would still float.
     
  15. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    you are probably right....it may still float while extended but it may be oriented straight up and down with the brush head down.....

    cliff
     
  16. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    Almost looks like foam insulation for water pipes.
     
  17. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Yep but with the insert too - but for under $20 I am not going to worry about it.

    -Kevin
     
  18. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Don’t feel bad, I donated a 5 month old iPad to the canal last year. That hurt!
     
  19. h_gerry

    h_gerry Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 19, 2013
    Oceanside, NY
    400 Express Cruiser - 1994 with
    Raytheon 41xx Radar, Northstar 6000i GPS
    Kohler 5E
    454 Mercruiser Inboards
    Ouch!
     
  20. b_arrington

    b_arrington Active Member

    582
    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    270 Amberjack (2006)
    AB Ventus 9 VL RIB
    350 Mag MPI Horizon w/ BIII
    1998 Envinrude 15 HP 2-stroke
    Oof. That's the worst. The first day I had my boat I was kneeling on the deck attaching a mooring line to the bow cleat. My flip phone launched itself out its belt clip straight into the harbor. Those were the days of phone contracts and I had a year left before I could "upgrade" so I had to go on ebay for a decently priced replacement. Not as bad as loosing an iPad though.

    I'm leaning toward getting the shurhold handle / hook / brush combo with the float kit. Now I just need to decide about the 6 foot or 9 foot extension pole. The 6 foot seems just a little short, but the 9 foot seems a little long when not extended.
     

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