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Toad2001 posted 12-03-2001 11:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for Toad2001   Send Email to Toad2001  
I have an 89 15' GLS. It has the molded f/g thwart seats. On the stern thwart I have installed padded seats w/backrests.
When my wife and I cruise together, there isn't a comfortable spot for the dog to be.
I have a Basset Hound, and although a good whaler dog, she slides around on the fibreglass easliy.
I have considered (snap down) carpeting or padding (custom cushion) for the front thwart and the bow section to serve a dual purpose (tanning pad, and stable dog platform).
Any ideas to make the flat surfaces of our boat more comfortable and dog friendly?
Toad2001 posted 12-03-2001 11:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Toad2001  Send Email to Toad2001     
I should have proofed the above post prior to submitting.
Please don't take the third line out of context.
Keep the smart alecky remarks to a minimum. You know what I meant!!!

:-)

dburton posted 12-04-2001 12:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for dburton  Send Email to dburton     
It sounds like you have considered DriDek. Here is another alternative that is a little cheaper http://snaplock.com/order.shtml .

Chuck Tribolet's web page shows dridek on his Montauk http://www.garlic.com/~triblet/whaler/ .

I plan on covering at least part of the deck of my 13' with one of the above products.

jameso posted 12-04-2001 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
Saw some closed cell foam pad things at Toys be US, different colors and they interlock.
JoeH posted 12-10-2001 11:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeH  Send Email to JoeH     
Toad, or anyone else, does your dog go in the water? If so how do you get the dog back in? I would like to be able to take my lab mix, 50#, in a 19' outrage. My brother has a floating doggy ladder for duck hunting from a small flat-bottom but I have a lot more freeboard than he does. Thanks, Joe
cjd posted 12-13-2001 04:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for cjd  Send Email to cjd     
I have a 90 lb pudelpointer who never saw a body of water he didn't neeeeeed to jump into.
I keep a chest style harness on him, and find that a hand on his behind, and a grip on the backstrap of the collar will pull him right in. the pressure is on his chest, not his neck. Not perfect, but works fine.
chris
Toad2001 posted 12-18-2001 02:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Toad2001  Send Email to Toad2001     
Our dog isn't much of a swimmer, but wears a lifejacket with handle in case she falls in, we can grab her quickly.
She has fallen out of my inflateable dinghy twice.

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