My Solo Plus has a rib that runs up the center of the canoe nearly from bow to stern (see photo) and is presenting some issues for my 100 pound dog. It is raised about 1.5-2 inches which is apparently uncomfortable enough for him to refuse to lay across. First couple of times out, he’d readjust by just wiggling, but the last time out he fully stood up to spin and flop down. Closest we’ve come to tipping so far - no clue how it didn’t go over.
In any case, I simply refuse to not take my dog so I need your help with some solutions. My first thought is to take a section of plywood and it cut it to mold to the sides of the canoe (between the thwarts where hangs out) and narrow enough so that it is supported in the middle by the center rib. I was thinking a heavier foam might work as well, but I’m not sure. Any thoughts are appreciated!