IMG_7223Get a firm grip on the side of your boat while cleaning your fiberglass boat hull in the water or boarding safely with a Seateak Quick Grip boat suction handle

It’s always a bit tricky to try to scrub the hull of your boat while in the water. Usually you are struggling to stay afloat while cleaning the water line.

We discovered this handy boat suction handle last season when we saw a boater using it as he scrubbed his boat hull while anchored out. Although I am sure it takes a bit of practice, this guy was practically sliding around the hull of his boat scrubbing the water line with one hand and using this boat suction grip to hold himself steady next to the boat and keep his head above the water (all while dealing with some wakes and anchored in fairly deep water).

The boat suction handle product that West Marine sells is called Seateak Quick Grip Handle and it seems like a deal for only around $15. It has stainless steel hardware so it won’t rust from being in the water, and it features a Quick Grip function that lets you easily secure it to a fiberglass hull and then quickly release it with the flip of a lever. (this boater we saw was releasing the grip, sliding it over to a new position and continuing to clean while in the water!)

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The boat suction grip also seems to be a handy solution to not having a good handle for boarding a boat. Too many boats have either no boarding handle or a poorly positioned handle. With the Seateak Quick Grip Handle you can add a handle nearly anywhere you want on the side of your fiberglass boat for safer boarding.

boat handleWHERE TO BUY

Buy Seateak Quick Grip Handle at West Marine
Cost: $14.99

I love this as a gift idea for a boater (would make a great stocking stuffer for boaters) or just something you should pick up for yourself to add to your boat gear collection for easier maintenance and safer boating.

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Diane Seltzer

Founder & Editor at My Boat Life
Diane is the founder of MyBoatLife.com as well as the boating lifestyle site for kids BoaterKids.com. She is also active in the boating industry, serving as the marketing director for a marine sunshade product, SureShade, and founder of Marine Marketing Tools, a collaborative site for sharing marine marketing best practices. Diane is also the author of the children's book The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl.

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