tenfingergrip wrote:Nice adaptation, whacker! If it were mine and I've built a couple from scratch, I'd add a little drop down shelf below the current platform with a small level slat or anything like that, so the dog can get his back feet on something solid which will assist his/her's getting the traction with both front and back to climb into the boat. Wouldn't take much to drop a 6" extension straight down with a 2" board to give that a back foot grab. Otherwise, great idea.
Interesting enough, one of my buddies stated the same about the drop down. On this small motorized layout boat, just wanted to keep it light weight, small compact and a bit versatile. I have the angle (currently, can change as we see what is needed) so that when they swim up, their front paws will be touching and the back paws will hit the end, which is down in the water.
Am sure it will need a bit of tweaking ala Millie Cyrus as we use it. IF needed, will drop a step as you suggest. Right now, it is enough and flips up out of the way, or stores under the back out of the way
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