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Old 24-09-2011, 15:03   #1
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Dog on Board

We are seriously looking into doing the live-on/cruising lifestyle (after having been full time RVers) and we have one question; How do dogs and teak decks get along. Most of the boats we really like have teak decks and we're concerned about the effects of dog pee/poop would have on the poop deck.

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Old 24-09-2011, 15:23   #2
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Re: dog on board

To my mind yachts and dogs don't really go together, particularly bigger dogs. At least a cat will do its toilet in a litter tray full of sand or suchlike. Scraping up doggie do from the deck is not my idea of fun or entertainment!

Keep in mind alot of teak decks leak....that would not be enjoyable!

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Pick up the poo, hose down the pee. No problem.
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Re: dog on board

You can also teach the dog to do his business in a specific area where no damage can occur.
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Re: dog on board

Think astroturf. At least I've know of people who use it and swear by it. They tie a rope to and throw it over board, after the dog has done it's thing of course, leave it for a couple of minutes then retrieve it. Ruffy is left think, "Hey I wasn't done sniffin' that!".
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I was just concerned about any damage to the wood. I know fiberglass would be no problem.

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