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Old 29 March 2015, 13:44   #11
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I do find the quote on the crewsaver website rather amusing though:-

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The Petfloat is suitable for most breeds of dogs and cats
Can you imagine trying to get a cat into one?
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Old 29 March 2015, 13:48   #12
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Personaly I remain to be convinced a RIB (for many reasons) is ANY place for a Dog.. Cat...Mouse.. Gerbal..or any live Animal...
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In all but perfect conditions they must constitute at least a pain in the Butt....in any Chop/weather Surley a danger not least to themselves!... also the Crew.
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Personaly I remain to be convinced a RIB (for many reasons) is ANY place for a Dog.. Cat...Mouse.. Gerbal..or any live Animal...
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In all but perfect conditions they must constitute at least a pain in the Butt....in any Chop/weather Surley a danger not least to themselves!... also the Crew.
It all depends on the dog Maximus - I'd not take our Weimaraners out on it as they'd hate it, but Jess my collie loves it. Always first to jump aboard (have to watch in case too soon) and all of her own free will. I'd not enjoy it if she wasn't happy equally I'd not enjoy it as mush without her. And leads to lots of new walks on new islands. Check out how she looks here:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...type=3&theater at 30 seconds

Or here at 35seconds
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But... if it was much of chop she'd not enjoy it, but I mostly go out wildlife watching or island exploring, so there's merit in what you say as I'd not be taking her out if rough as not good for seeing wildlife anyway etc....

... and equally I'd apply the same theory to children :o)
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Old 29 March 2015, 14:04   #14
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[QUOTE=Nos4r2;671774]I do find the quote on the crewsaver website rather amusing though:-

Can you imagine trying to get a cat into one?[/

I agree though esp in places where cats are not rountinely free roaming (eg US, Oz) you do see them being walked on leads etc which from a behaviour point of view isn't great IMHO.

But if a cat on a boat then worth considering, depending on the cat.

Restrained cats can get very scared and dangerous:

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Lads. Google it:

Ship's Dog
Ship's Cat

Do the math. BTW, cats do quite well on cruising yachts.

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Bamse Dog Hero - Montrose Heritage Trust

Well worth a visit if you are Ribbing down that way... his grave is very touching.

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And of course smart border collies can be pretty good deck hands on sail boats too - with a lifejacket of course:

This Dog Was Born To Sail! Just Watch What He Can Do On A Boat! Unbelievable!

More seriously, one of the reasons behind problems with all sorts of pets and indeed farm animals can be boredom. If the dog etc is happy and safe, being out on the boat can be very stimulating and far more fun than being left behind in the house.
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And of course smart border collies can be pretty good deck hands on sail boats too...
Yeah, dogs are Crew....

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Mans best friend Matthew.. I only take her out when it's dead flat she loves it and I'd sooner have her with me than most people I could mention .

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.....Yeah when you put it like that.... to a choice!
I just hope it never blows up for you Sea Dog boys when you've a long passage home!...bad enough with two legged passengers sometimes!
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I just hope it never blows up for you Sea Dog boys when you've a long passage home!...bad enough with two legged passengers sometimes!
Reminds me of a lumpy day out with another RIBnetter and his pooch. At one point it became airborne and nearly went out over the transom. At that juncture it shat itself and the bilge well became a no-go area. What fun
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