Best dog swim ladder

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  1. wayinwilly

    wayinwilly New Member

    2
    Oct 21, 2020
    2003 sundeck 240
    5.0 w/ bravo lll
    I just purchased a 2003 240 sundeck looking for a swim ladder for my chocolate lab so he can get back on board himself.
     
  2. MattB92

    MattB92 Active Member

    144
    Nov 9, 2019
    Barrie, Ontario
    1994 Sundancer 270
    7.4 w/Bravo II
    I purchased this one last year: https://www.amazon.ca/Pawz-Pet-Prod...eywords=dog+boat+ladder&qid=1607629470&sr=8-5

    Worked great for my 50lb lab but my Larger 90lb Retriever has issues getting up. Mainly because he is a wuss, I think it would work fine if he wasn't.

    Fairly easy to set-up. If you want to see a video of my lab using it, let me know
     
  3. ocgrant

    ocgrant Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 460
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Hands down this is the best. Just need a better solution vs taking up your own swim ladder to mount it. I am going to look into haveing a custom mount made for the other side of the swim step so I can have my ladder back.
     
  4. MattB92

    MattB92 Active Member

    144
    Nov 9, 2019
    Barrie, Ontario
    1994 Sundancer 270
    7.4 w/Bravo II
    Yup couldn't agree more. Ideally it would be nice just to have 2 ladders. About a month before the previous owner sold the boat to me they installed a nice big platform. Tons of room to have 2 ladders but they only put 1. Clearly weren't thinking about me!! sheesh.
     
  5. wayinwilly

    wayinwilly New Member

    2
    Oct 21, 2020
    2003 sundeck 240
    5.0 w/ bravo lll
    I do have a front ladder also maybe my solution would be to make kids use front ladder and dog gets the back ladder.
     
  6. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I just got an email today for this...Looks pretty cool and hopefully around one puppy buck... but hey they are family :)... personally I would go with the remote control... it doesn't get cooler then that for your dog
    SeaStep Info (3).jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2020
  7. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    1988 460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    Hey Blueone - this is really cool. I plan on getting a new swim platform this year and was trying to figure out the puppy aspect. This is perfect! Have to add this for sure.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2020
  8. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    1988 460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    So I went ahead and contacted SeaLift/SeaStep and asked for availability and pricing. Looks like they build to order at 4-5 weeks delivery and cost $5200 retail, which I think is the only price there is. Thats more than twice what I was expecting based on other products. Looks like I'll be looking for something else this season.
     
  9. HawkX66

    HawkX66 Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2020
    SE Virginia and NH
    "Tread Knot"
    1997 Sea Ray Sundancer 290DA

    2020 F350 6.7L
    454 L29 Carb w/ Bravo III
    That's nuts. I wouldn't even consider it either. I'd like something for our pup also, but let's be real here.
     
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  10. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    Back Cove 37
    AB Ventus 9VL
    Cummins QSC 8.3 600
    My wife has MS which can make using a ladder hard. This looks like to will be a great option. I contacted them a while back about this step - very responsive. They will even make a custom width to fit between the supports for my swim platform. It’s expensive, but my Admiral wants it and give the go ahead to get it.
     
  11. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    1988 460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    Thats a completely different scenario and I wouldn't think twice about that either. Actually not an option not to get it for her. It looks very well built and they are beyond nice and willing to work with you. Just a little expensive for a dog ladder, even though Cody is family to us and gets treated as such. He does have a nice boarding ramp for the fixed docks though.

    I hope that works out for you and your wife, looks like it will. Post your experience, would like to hear about it.
     
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  12. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    Back Cove 37
    AB Ventus 9VL
    Cummins QSC 8.3 600
    Yep, Admiral > pup.
     
  13. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I never would have guessed that much..

    here is a video. https://youtu.be/y1Lu_-YR6ek
     
  14. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    1988 460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    Yeah I was thinking half that and that would have been a lot.
     
  15. Lee Gumbiner

    Lee Gumbiner New Member

    1
    Feb 3, 2021
    2006 Sundeck 220
    Mercruiser 350 MPI Alpha
    jedi (1) (1).gif My dog came up with this solution. You need to have a smart dog though.
     
  16. Linda Ross

    Linda Ross New Member

    2
    Apr 6, 2021
    380 Aftcabin 1989
    Mercruiser 454 direct drive
    We are looking for some input. We have ordered a new platform and came across the great comments about this ladder. We are wondering if the ladder can clip or hook onto a handle attached to the vertical edge of the swim platform. Thanks, Linda
     
  17. BEH

    BEH Active Member

    239
    Oct 8, 2018
    Lake Simcoe, Lake Nippissing & French River
    1990 20’ BR, Humminbird Helix 5, 3K Lb Trailer
    4.3 Mercruiser
    I had a Black Lab that did the same.
     
  18. ocgrant

    ocgrant Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 460
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Saw this at West Marine yesterday.... Like the storage capability

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  19. Michelle Klindt

    Michelle Klindt New Member

    1
    Feb 6, 2021
    1997 330 Sundancer
    Dual 7.5 mercruisers
    Thank you for sharing this. I am going to have to check it out.
     
  20. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    1988 460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
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