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Old 20-01-2014, 09:28   #1
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Dog / outboard hoist

Anyone using an outboard hoist for double duty as a dog hoist? If so, how does it work and any tips on what hoist works best?
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Re: Dog / outboard hoist

I tried it in a pinch once with absolutely the most hilarious video ever being produced being the only result... I must find it and post it!!!

I think the dog/vest-jacket interface will always be the weak link... Can't see why you couldn't with a small dog.... 70 lb dog = FUNNY VIDEO

Plus WTF were you thinking? looks (= ) from your dog for quite some time...
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We have a very difficult time getting our dog off the stern into the dinghy. She's a medium size dog but she is scared to get in and out of the dinghy. My wife and I was hoping to be able to click her harness onto an outboard hoist and make it easy to get in/out. We both show the scars from our dog.
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I tried it in a pinch once with absolutely the most hilarious video ever being produced being the only result... I must find it and post it!!!

I think the dog/vest-jacket interface will always be the weak link... Can't see why you couldn't with a small dog.... 70 lb dog = FUNNY VIDEO

Plus WTF were you thinking? looks (= ) from your dog for quite some time...


Post that! I got some good ones too, very similar, except we were on the hard and swinging the boom out and using the main sheet purchase to hoist the hound. At the time that was a Rottweiler-Malamute mix. Lots of laughs!


We started the hoisting after I blew out my back severely carrying the big boy up the ladder for the umpteenth time...
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We have a very difficult time getting our dog off the stern into the dinghy. She's a medium size dog but she is scared to get in and out of the dinghy. My wife and I was hoping to be able to click her harness onto an outboard hoist and make it easy to get in/out. We both show the scars from our dog.
How big is "medium size"???

It all depends on how well your dog stays in the harness (i.e. the funny part) when lifted by the ring or strap... We have a 25 lb Dachsund too that if it weren't like slinging a seabag would easily be hoisted and swung around, as the vest fits very well...
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Post that! I got some good ones too, very similar, except we were on the hard and swinging the boom out and using the main sheet purchase to hoist the hound. At the time that was a Rottweiler-Malamute mix. Lots of laughs!


We started the hoisting after I blew out my back severely carrying the big boy up the ladder for the umpteenth time...
Minaret... Will look today for sure!

We were also on the hard, and after the aforementioned failed "vest lift"...

We tried with one of those large PE buckets (think picnic drink barrel)... It just got funnier.... Your Rott-mute was probably around the same weight...
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Minaret... Will look today for sure!

We were also on the hard, and after the aforementioned failed "vest lift"...

We tried with one of those large PE buckets (think picnic drink barrel)... It just got funnier.... Your Rott-mute was probably around the same weight...

That's a Huskweiler (or Rotsky, depending on sex)! Try a big piece of heavy canvas with D rings on the corners from a swung out boom. Like a small parachute.
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That's a Huskweiler (or Rotsky, depending on sex)! Try a big piece of heavy canvas with D rings on the corners from a swung out boom. Like a small parachute.
That was actually going to be plan C.... But my GSP had lost his sense of humor at that point... and decided that he wanted no part of any plan regardless of foreseeable success....

I really think that all of the hysterical laughing and "picture posing" had something to do with this....

If his feet weren't webbed, I'm almost certain he would have figured out how to display a middle digit too...
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We have a very difficult time getting our dog off the stern into the dinghy. She's a medium size dog but she is scared to get in and out of the dinghy. My wife and I was hoping to be able to click her harness onto an outboard hoist and make it easy to get in/out. We both show the scars from our dog.

Maybe there's a way to improve the boat/dinghy interface? (Swim platform, whatever?)

Food or treats in the dinghy?

Maybe you've tried all that?

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We built a diving platform onto the boat, so that the dogs can swim up to platform, stand on it, then haul themselves up ladder. One large setter mix, one medium whippet mix. Even our giant St. Bernard mix could handle it!

As a bonus, when we finish diving, we can swim up to the platform, sit on it, the haul ourselves up the ladder. Easy!

No need for hoists ever.

As for the dinghy thing, all I had to do to get them into that was row off without them. They soon learnt it's easier to get in the dinghy than to swim.
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We built a diving platform onto the boat, so that the dogs can swim up to platform, stand on it, then haul themselves up ladder. One large setter mix, one medium whippet mix. Even our giant St. Bernard mix could handle it!

As a bonus, when we finish diving, we can swim up to the platform, sit on it, the haul ourselves up the ladder. Easy!

No need for hoists ever.

As for the dinghy thing, all I had to do to get them into that was row off without them. They soon learnt it's easier to get in the dinghy than to swim.



How do the dogs "haul themselves up the ladder"? Are they just climbing it? How much ladder? Sugar scoop or no? Just curious, about to try something similar...
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Re: Dog / outboard hoist

Ok, I'll try and work out how to take a photo on the iPad and upload it. Basically there are two wide rungs, of two inch stainless. They tend to put their front legs on the scoop, and use their back legs to clamber up the pipes. They're starting from an underwater bench so they have a decent grip.Click image for larger version

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Afterwards, the ladder gets hauled up, and the bench folds down. We can also fix it up to make a BBQ platform.
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Oh, and about the tender. My dogs got in the first time I tried. BUT we prepared.

We always took our dogs on a variety of boats to socialise them to various engines and motions. Dive boats, sailing boats, ferries, little water taxis... So getting into a dink wasn't so new an experience. And the first time, we did it off the pontoon.
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Ok, I'll try and work out how to take a photo on the iPad and upload it. Basically there are two wide rungs, of two inch stainless. They tend to put their front legs on the scoop, and use their back legs to clamber up the pipes. They're starting from an underwater bench so they have a decent grip.Attachment 74775

Afterwards, the ladder gets hauled up, and the bench folds down. We can also fix it up to make a BBQ platform.



Nice! No sugar scoop here though.
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I know that feeling too. We had to build ours. Where you see the backstay is the original transom.
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