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Old 16-04-2013, 09:11   #61
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I have a fish that I put on a leash when I go sailing ...He loves getting out of his bowl and stretching his fins,his favorite thing to do is ride the bow wave and do somersaults..It makes me smile when I see him having so much fun...
And when aboard your boat, do you call him Sushi?
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Old 16-04-2013, 09:21   #62
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Little tiny cactus in a cup. They don't eat, crap, shed, or puke, and they will not drink the last of your fresh water.
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Old 16-04-2013, 09:47   #63
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And when aboard your boat, do you call him Sushi?
my pet fishies are usually renamed mojarrito frito....or-- here dorado dorado dorado....
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Old 16-04-2013, 09:59   #64
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We lost our girl last summer. We weren't planning on getting another due to the "complexities" of a canine aboard, but we missed having a fur monster so here is our newest crew member. Spirit is a rescue, about a year and a half, and full of life. He's just what we needed!
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Old 16-04-2013, 10:44   #65
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Re: Best boat pet/mascot?

I've been trying to tame a wolverine, but he just keeps trying to eat me. I love critters, but it is just too painful to lose them. I might try a tortoise, they live a long time.
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Old 16-04-2013, 10:55   #66
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I was thinking a King Cobra or some other variety of venomous snake,they only shed once a year and would be perfect for those uninvited guests in the middle of the night,
" honest, I have no idea how he died, I found him like that this morning".
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We have a dalmatian who will live aboard with us when we make the change in a few years. In the meantime, he's been out twice in the 22' boat we have at home (43' is in charter). He enjoys it, so as long as we can figure out an easy way for him to get up and down the steps into the saloon, I think he'll have fun.

He loves nothing more than to be with us and he loves the water and adventure so I think he'll love being on the boat full time! We'll just have to get him into swimming more for exercise than running.

Someday (hopefully far from now) if we are going to get another dog, we'd certainly look at a shipperke!
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Re: Best boat pet/mascot?

I was told that all 'Aussies' know how to sail....so I got one.

I appears it isn't true.
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Old 16-04-2013, 14:14   #69
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This is our boat dog.

She is fearless and does an awesome job patrolling the boat and keeping birds and bad-guys off.

She warms our feet and eats our food... What more can you ask!?




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Hard to decide whether or not to have a pet aboard. Really rough weather would be very dangerous.....

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I have a cat. She enjoys the boat greatly. When I'm moving -- sailing or motor -- I have her in the cockpit in a carrier, and she loves it. Interestingly, it turns out to be much safer. There's one very big power boater around here who likes to throw a heavy wake and "roll" sailboats. He got me good the first day I had her in the cockpit, doing a close U around my bow. The boat was thrown around violently, and I think she might have been badly hurt or killed if she had been below. But her carrier was right next to me, and I was able to hold her safe.

Don't know what gets into some people, but I'm not going to take someone like that on.
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We have a golden retriever named " Tink." We don't live on the sea but on the Mississippi River. She has a ramp she walks across from dock to the swim bridge. She likes the water but doesn't try to take a jump off dock or boat...If she would go on a trip with us, it would be a daytrip and we probably docked somewhere, for we don't have a dingy. We have grown children who watch her if we do an anchor out or long trip/ weekend. She comes down with us if we are staying in our slip. I actually clipped/ trimmed my golden last year because of the heat, but it took care of the loose hairs and she seemed to like it...may do that for this boating season.
I love dogs, next one may be a pick up and carry type of dog...but I love my big dogs and my protector!
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This is our boat dog.

She is fearless and does an awesome job patrolling the boat and keeping birds and bad-guys off.

She warms our feet and eats our food... What more can you ask!?




Love your dog, how is your dog in the dingy? Do you have a wooden bottom type or can big dogs do okay in soft types.
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Love your dog, how is your dog in the dingy? Do you have a wooden bottom type or can big dogs do okay in soft types.

I see big dogs in small, soft dinghies all the time. They seem to love it, always at the bow sniffing the air. I personally would look for stability, especially if you were in a river with a current, but I see dogs in all kinds of dinghies all the time and they all seem to do well.
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Thanks. for t compliment. "Utty" is awesome. equally comfortable in a RIB, our new Skiff, our Big boat and she even goes with us in our small Hunter 146 and handles the occasional dunking with canine grace . She is sure footed, curious and obedient (mostly)..

I am convinced the dog is smarter than I as it takes her less time to get in and out of a dinghy than I do...





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And when aboard your boat, do you call him Sushi?
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