I I take my Lab out on my pontoon a lot. The webbing sounds great for "drip drying", but is there a chance if snagging a toenail getting her in and out? I would consider cutting a piece of indoor/outdoor carpet to fit the platform. I have a metal deck on mine and the carpet gives "Jake" a better grip and warmer perch to ride on. I like the vest! Jake swims like a fish, but there are always sweepers, rocks and other obstructions to worry about.. Great job on this! Thanks for sharing.