Dog Swim Platform
Category: Pet accessory, dock accessory, swim platform
Problem: I believe the platform was designed to attach to a dock swim ladder so a dog would be able to climb up on the platform that would be near the surface of the water, and then jump up on the dock. I wanted a way for the platform to be used both on the dock and on my pontoon boat.
Action: I had an old 3-step boat boarding ladder that I attached the swim platform to. On the dock, I drilled holes for the looped top of the swim ladder to fit in and I used the sockets already installed on the pontoon boat for the pontoon swim ladder.
Result: It works pretty well, with qualifications. My adaptation that allows me to go from dock to pontoon boat works great. The ladder itself is really deficient in a number of aspects, which I won’t go into now, except to say that my large dog found it difficult to fit on the platform.
When idea was conceived: 6/11/2014
How much time it took to develop: 4 hours
How much money it took to develop: None
Current status: Sold the platform because my dog is now too old to use it
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