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Old 30 June 2008, 14:07   #1
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Dog boarding Ladder?

Hi All
Has anyone come across a RhIB boarding ladder for dogs? I have found some on the web that attach to standard swim ladders, but none that can hook over a sponson. The ladder would need to be submerged by 18" + to allow back legs of dog to touch down whilst getting on board. Medium/large dog, 34kg!

P.S. Any tips on best dog life jackets?

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Old 30 June 2008, 14:54   #2
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What dog weights 5st????

Have you thought of fitting him with davits?
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Old 30 June 2008, 15:07   #3
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My 11 year old Collie gets on board by two different routes.
if he is not too knackered swimming he gets on at the tube ends but normally I use the handle on his lifejacket to lift him up onto the tubes
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What dog weights 5st????:
Pretty much most dogs the size of a Labrador and upwards. A large Newfoundland(water rescue dog) can weigh up to 14st
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I haul Newfoundlands over the tube by the grab handles on their lifejackets. No its not very much fun for me or them!

I have considered one of these partially floating ladders. http://www.pawsaboard.com/ladder.asp

But I'm not sure it has enough capacity (might sink and get too vertical to be useful), I don't know about attaching it to the tube, and its awfully expensive.

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Thanks

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I looked at paws aboard and reached the same conclusion as you! Damned expensive and not so good on a rib.

Thanks goodness I've only got a lab to haul in on the handle and not a 14 stone newfee!

Sounds like there's a new market out there for someone.
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Pretty much most dogs the size of a Labrador and upwards. A large Newfoundland(water rescue dog) can weigh up to 14st

A lady living near me has a Mastiff that weighs 22 stone!!!
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A lady living near me has a Mastiff that weighs 22 stone!!!
140kgs?? 300+ lbs?? Something is not right about my conversions here...
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140kgs?? 300+ lbs?? Something is not right about my conversions here...
yup spot on - 14lbs in a stone.

The world record is over 315lbs. The Romans used to take Mastiffs back home from Britain to fight in the arena. They were also used a lot in warfare along with the Irish wolfhounds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Mastiff

I think the Bull Mastiff looks even scarier but i much prefer large dogs to small ones - things like Jack Russells and other ankle snappers - nasty yappy little things just like small people - look at Hitler - Mussolini - Napolean etc!!!
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nasty yappy little things just like small people - l
Codpiece, you have excelled yourself…..
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