Our dog is a 100 pound Doberman; we have a sugar scoop, so no problem getting him out of a kayak
, but he can't navigate the steps from the companionway
My solution was fashioned from a pre-made wooden shelf from Lowe's; I glued a thin but grippy carpet to the top, and put a support for a crossbar to support the lower third of the ramp. It stows neatly against the wall nearest the door to the aft cabin
, held firmly with a deadbolt.
It's almost the same shade as the interior
wood, so when stowed, it's so invisible, guests don't even know it's there.
We just put the ramp on one of the steps, put the lower end on the crossbar, and Max happily jumps down to his favorite settee.