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Old 22-08-2019, 10:02   #31
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Re: Keeping dogs butt off dinghy floor after a rainfall

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Hi there,

I am a liveaboard in Vancouver, BC. I have a large Newfoundland Labrador that lives with me onboard. Whenever there is a rain overnight the dinghy always has a bit of water in the bottom when we head to shore (even after I bail it) . She is so hairy and her butt gets soaked. If the weather is poor, even if I towel dry her, she doesn't generally dry completely until the next morning (winter boat life!)... and then we do it all over again. She suffers as well as it's uncomfortable for her to stay wet for so long.

I'd love to avoid her butt/underneath getting completely soaked through. Does anyone have any thoughts on or employ some kind of flooring system that accomplishes this? In my mind I am picturing some kind of plastic thing with legs that raises her off the ground that she can sit on... something that keeps the wet away from her hind-end. I'd prefer not to use wood... ideally it'd be something that already exists that I could adapt for this use. I have searched online quite a bit and wandered through Canadian Tire, but haven't had any ideas.

Thoughts?

Thank you!

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They make snap together plastic pieces that look like honeycomb and drain. if you can't find them in marine supply try kennel supplies.
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Old 22-08-2019, 10:38   #32
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I'm still stuck on a Newfoundlander on a 28' boat. Do you fight over the vberth?
ha . she is banned from the beds... she actually prefers the floor under the table. The tight quarters is a big reason why I need to resolve the wet butt situation as she can get quite odorous !
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How about a bean bag chair
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Old 22-08-2019, 15:19   #34
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…….obtain a few plastic milk/bread/cake delivery crates......cut to size....add outdoor carpet to top tied on with zip ties.....
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Try this with the plug pulled; next morning just wipe dry with a sponge & plug
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Hi there,

I am a liveaboard in Vancouver, BC. I have a large Newfoundland Labrador that lives with me onboard. Whenever there is a rain overnight the dinghy always has a bit of water in the bottom when we head to shore (even after I bail it) . She is so hairy and her butt gets soaked. If the weather is poor, even if I towel dry her, she doesn't generally dry completely until the next morning (winter boat life!)... and then we do it all over again. She suffers as well as it's uncomfortable for her to stay wet for so long.

I'd love to avoid her butt/underneath getting completely soaked through. Does anyone have any thoughts on or employ some kind of flooring system that accomplishes this? In my mind I am picturing some kind of plastic thing with legs that raises her off the ground that she can sit on... something that keeps the wet away from her hind-end. I'd prefer not to use wood... ideally it'd be something that already exists that I could adapt for this use. I have searched online quite a bit and wandered through Canadian Tire, but haven't had any ideas.

Thoughts?

Thank you!

Amanda
Hello . An update. I found a solution! I simply bought a new dinghy that didn't have a slatted floor ! Thank you for everyone's feedback.

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