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Old 07-13-2019, 06:31 PM   #1
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Hello my name is Katie, thanks for letting me join this group. I'm a liveaboard in Marathon FL. I own a 36 Willard Vega trawler. I'm hoping to sale and buy a different type of boat more of a walk on and off, I have two schnauzer's and it's getting harder everyday... thanks
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:37 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. Understand about getting the dogs on and off the boat. We have a Lab and are having to lift him onto the boat. He gets off fine by himself. Good luck.
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:41 PM   #3
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:38 PM   #4
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Katie how’d a W36 get to Tennessee?
Shouldn’t be really hard to make the doggies walk the plank. The plank could be on the side of the boat running fore and aft.
I’m not keen on dogs so I’d find them a new home.
Don’t think a marina is a good place for dogs either. Best place for the dogs in on a farm running around w kids.
But if you must do dogs you can rig a plank.
The W36 may be hard to sell so far inland.
Get a good sized fishnet to scoop them up when/if they fall into the drink. Not knowing dogs I have no idea how big.
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Katie howd a W36 get to Tennessee?
Shouldnt be really hard to make the doggies walk the plank. The plank could be on the side of the boat running fore and aft.
Im not keen on dogs so Id find them a new home.
Dont think a marina is a good place for dogs either. Best place for the dogs in on a farm running around w kids.
But if you must do dogs you can rig a plank.
The W36 may be hard to sell so far inland.
Get a good sized fishnet to scoop them up when/if they fall into the drink. Not knowing dogs I have no idea how big.
If you love the boat and love the dogs, I agree with Willy. Teach them dawgs to walk the plank! They learn easily and they'll ultimately like it. It's just a learning process.

BTW...welcome aboard! (no pun intended)
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But if you must do dogs you can rig a plank.
I have a good friend who has a 12 year old schnauzer that uses the side door of my boat. When I know he's (dog) coming for a visit, I pull the boat close to the dock. He hops on to the step and into the boat. No problem.
1rst photo is a step from West Marine
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:04 PM   #7
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I live in Marathon FL..full time..
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:32 AM   #8
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Gee. It has been a challenge for me to embark and disembark on/off some boats. Particularly those with high decks. Prefer a deck near the same level as the dock.
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:11 AM   #9
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On a Willard, you step up one step, down 3 down 2 steps. Same going up. I have two girl dogs and they are heavy, and I'm getting stronger...lol I was looking at a Defever, like the lay out..that's how I found this site.
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:40 AM   #11
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Nice boat, what kind is it?
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:42 AM   #12
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I live in Marathon FL..full time..
As was clearly stated in the original post...

Welcome Katy. We live aboard and have a golden retriever and a little pocket dog... maltese. We have a 44 Trojan fly bridge motor yacht with aft cabin so main deck is about 7' off the water, 5' off the dock. Our permanent covered slip has stairs to deck level. I built a plank from that to the main deck and have the tie downs holding the boat over close enough to the dock. We are in a very protected marina so not a lot of boat movement while docked.

The dogs adapted almost immediately, and they love the boat life as I'm sure yours do. Does your marina allow a stair?

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Yes, I have stairs outside, it's inside that's the problem.. they can't go up and down. I need a boat like a chriscraft, walk on same level..
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Yes, I have stairs outside, it's inside that's the problem.. they can't go up and down. I need a boat like a chriscraft, walk on same level..
Ok, I understand... thought you were just having a problem with them boarding...

I do kind of worry about the Golden getting older, as we have 3 steep stairs going down from main deck aft sundeck area to saloon... and then 3 steep stairs going down into the aft cabin where she sleeps with us. However, she is 10 years old and in really good shape so doesn't have a problem at all at this time. Hope that stays that way...

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Hello my name is Katie, thanks for letting me join this group. I'm a liveaboard in Marathon FL. I own a 36 Willard Vega trawler. I'm hoping to sale and buy a different type of boat more of a walk on and off, I have two schnauzer's and it's getting harder everyday... thanks
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Welcome. Nice boat. I can't advise on the pooch situation.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:24 AM   #16
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Nice boat, what kind is it?



Hi Katie,


If you're referring to Lipets boat it's a 2004 Benneteau Swift Trawler 42. I believe he just purchased it and the add is still on yachtworld with pictures. They are nice boats with the cockpit, saloon and galley all on the same level. There are 3 maybe 4 steps down to the head and berths.

Not sure of the year but they changed to the Swift Trawler 44 now. A swift 35 is now available also.

Lipets, please feel free to correct my info. Nice boat btw!


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I don't know if this will help you with your dogs interior boarding issue, but perhaps you might look on amazon to see if you can find a dog ramp that will work for you.

1st photo:
We found this lightweight telescoping ramp that will support 400 lbs.

2nd & 3rd photo:
When we are at floating docks we only use half of the ramp. (I don't have pictures of the ramp at a fixed dock.)

Our canine family members are old, which is why we use the ramp. Our shorter gal can't swim, which is why we use the life jackets.

4th & 5th photos:
This Petsafe Solvit ramp is very lightweight and easy to stow. Here is hubby Dan (with his two best friends helping), stowing the ramp.


Here is the link to it:


https://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Solvit-Deluxe-Telescoping-Standard/dp/B000RUJEUU/ref=asc_df_B000RUJEUU/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167152134657&hvpos=1o1&hvne tw=g&hvrand=1736612713674478353&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hv qmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1026083& hvtargid=pla-274504804521&psc=1




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The things we do for our pets.

Last year, our 17 year old cat Sailor started losing his strength and when we embarked on our summer cruise, we realized that he could'nt climb the stairs or jump up on to the bed anymore.

Our first town visited was Ganges and I searched Mouats and a pet store for ramps. Everything is geared towards dogs since nongeriatric cats can jump or climb anything so could not find anything suitable. Went to Windsor Plywood and bought boards and carpet remnants.

Built several carpeted ramps to allow him access to his usual places. We had ramps going down from the salon to stateroom level, salon to pilothouse and a ramp up to the bed.

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I have a couple self made aluminum ramps. At the dock, my lab jumps to the swim platform and then to the deck. A ramp makes it easier in old age. The other ramp connects to the swim platform so she can get out of the water herself.
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I have no problems getting them in or out of the boat. It's the end side of the boat, it's a pilot house Willard Vega. It's the inside that's a problem. 3 levels of stairs...
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