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Old 24-08-2007, 09:09   #1
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Easiest boats getting in/out for swimming?

Mostly getting back in and mostly for my dog. I could climb a boarding ladder, but he can't. The hunter and bene with the seat and steps formed in the transom are nice.

Do they make swim/dive platforms for sailboats that you pull up and secure before sailing?

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Old 24-08-2007, 10:52   #2
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A boat with a sugar scoop would seem to be easiest. Then buy or build a doggie ramp that extends below water line so your pet and get started up it while still in the water.

I built a combination fender board dog ramp. I carpeted it so the dog could get some traction.


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Old 24-08-2007, 11:55   #3
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A drop down swim ladder would be the easiest means to get out of the water. Even a sugar scoop without a ladder would require a lot of effort to get out of the water.

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Old 24-08-2007, 12:55   #4
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My boat has a walk thru transom and then a swim platform on the back. IT is a stock item on th boat and does not fold up but could be manufactured in such a way that it does. There is a previous thread where Sunspot Baby gives a link to a site that talks about having pets aboard. (Really nice job George) Do a search or maybe George could repost it.
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It may be time for a crusing catamaran
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Old 24-08-2007, 14:10   #6
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Old 24-08-2007, 18:23   #7
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Teach the dog to climb a ladder. you just need the right ladder.

The guy slipped next to me tought his. And when he's out sailing he has a little set of rubber booties for deck shoes, like what duck hunters use.............................._/)
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My 33 has a sugar scoop and steps like a cat.

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