a swim up for a dog

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by eric raguckis, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. eric raguckis
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    eric raguckis Junior Member

    Any one have any ideas, i'm thinking of something about 2'wide with a three panel with 1/4 "by 1/2""cleat boards . How long, would be boat size and how high off the water, maybe with float's that hold up the end. And give the dog something to aim at to get up. never built one pure speculation
     
  2. CDK
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    I've tried that once, but the dog didn't trust it and kept swimming until someone hauled him up to the bathing platform.
     
  3. apex1

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    Have a look here: http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/op...-best-friends-general-31237-3.html#post340180
    to find a cheaper and safe way to board the dog.

    Regards
    Richard
     
  4. hoytedow
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    That is excellent. You can even keep a tether on the "handle".
     
  5. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Seems to me there is something in the 2010 WestMarine catalogue for this purpose.

    -Tom
     
  6. sandy daugherty
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    sandy daugherty Senior Member

    It seems to me that a dog ramp should be submerged far enough for the hind leg to hit a step, and fairly rigid. A closed loop carpet would provide a claw hold.
     
  7. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Found it. Page 263 of 2010 WestMarine catalogue.

    "Doggy Boat Ladder" they call it. Made by Paws Aboard.

    16" X 64" -folds in half for storage. Only $200US SKU#7895915

    -Tom
     
  8. eric raguckis
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    eric raguckis Junior Member

    thanks for the ideas everyone
     

  9. eric raguckis
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    eric raguckis Junior Member

    the more i look in to it, i think i am going to incorporate a design into the boat. we will have dog's for a long time. keep you posted when i come up with plan. thank's again for all the input. eric
     
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