boat ladders for dogs

Discussion in 'Labrador Chat' started by PenJ, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. PenJ

    PenJ Registered Users

    Jul 8, 2018
    We have a 1997 GradyWhite 208 Adventure. Our lab JayJay is 4 years old and 70 lbs and LOVES the water. Can anyone recommend a boat ladder? We are both in our mid-70s and do not have the strength to lift him from the lake into the boat. Thanks. Dave and Penni Jones
  2. Ski-Patroller

    Ski-Patroller Cooper, Terminally Cute

    Feb 8, 2016
    Portland, Oregon & Mt Hood Oregon
    That's a challenge. We lift our dogs into a canoe or row boat, but you have a lot further to lift. I could get our 65# Lab into our Thistle when we still had it, but it still was not much of a lift.

    I'm guessing you don't have a swim platform on the stern. You could rig a man-overboard-boom like some sail boats have, but you would have to get connected to JayJay's PFD.

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