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Old 04-09-2010, 15:24   #46
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Unfortunately, my boat is an active cruising boat and is on the move quite often in moderate to big seas. So the cat's litter box/pan has to be bolted down like everything else in the boat. I cannot have 10 lbs of cat litter box/pan flying across the cabin/interior. So using throw rugs, etc. is not possible as they would assist in allowing the litter box/pan to move. Life on a static live-aboard is quite different from an active cruising boat.
- - Even the cat's food bowls are built in and restrained from being able to fly around. They are located under the galley sinks and orientated close to the center of gravity of the boat so that the cat does not have to do a four legged Irish rag dance to eat when underway. See the photo.
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Old 04-09-2010, 18:04   #47
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during my cruising of the gulf coast--onand off shore --we had many kinds f weather and many kinds of seas and a kat litter box solidly placed on the q-berth for bubby. nothing ever moved despite frequent storm activity and seas in the gulf. i am not sedentary. we cruised a perfromance cruiser for our cruising of the gulf -louisiana to dry tortugas--mixmaster seas and all. in my heavy displacement cruiser, so far have been fortunate to be able to keep it on the coach house roof, but will go into shower with plastic under for the passages in pacific, or he will be relegated to the forepeak, which is tool room and kat residence.
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Unfortunately, my boat is an active cruising boat and is on the move quite often in moderate to big seas. So the cat's litter box/pan has to be bolted down like everything else in the boat. I cannot have 10 lbs of cat litter box/pan flying across the cabin/interior. So using throw rugs, etc. is not possible as they would assist in allowing the litter box/pan to move. Life on a static live-aboard is quite different from an active cruising boat.
- - Even the cat's food bowls are built in and restrained from being able to fly around. They are located under the galley sinks and orientated close to the center of gravity of the boat so that the cat does not have to do a four legged Irish rag dance to eat when underway. See the photo.
Never seen anything like that. VERY clever!
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i like how you did the cat bowls--is cool--gives me an idea for dishes built into my formosa for bubby.
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Most of the flushable cat litter is much lighter and easier to store than regular clay cat litter.

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Old 19-09-2010, 06:17   #51
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Most of the flushable cat litter is much lighter and easier to store than regular clay cat litter.

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The last thing you want to do is "flush" cat litter down your MSD/marine toilet and into your holding tank, if you have one. Also the very humid atmosphere on a boat could have a negative effect on this type cat litter.
- - Choice of cat litter is really a choice between whether you want fine grain, sand like, litter getting into your bilges and other compartments or you want to choose a bigger granule litter like the silica crystals.
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I was referring to on land flushable cat litter. I would not flush cat litter of any type in a boat toilet. The cat litter we use is neither sand or granule.

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i use the clumping flushable(on land) stuff also--i can store enough in my bilges for a year and not interfere with my food stowage or other stowage. i do not choose to do so. the perfrormance cruiser on which i sailed a near year had enough low and centered stowage for 2 jugs of litter. bubby uses 1 jug every month.
i know there is availability of litter in many countries to which we sail--so i dont worry tooo much about that.
also--while we were cruising actively we had dishes with rubber nonskid on them --they worked great--bubba doesnt like to have to stick his head into anything to eat-he is maine coon-- they have different ways of doing things...oriented to hunting and guarding and protecting.
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For water I love this thing. Called a water boy. If I could, I would invest in stock with this company. Every traveling pet owner needs one. I tie it down with a lash to the table post.



They hold 3 qts, and don't spill. Flip em upside down and they don't spill. Rock and roll in big waves and they don't spill. They keep a low level in the blue bowl that replenishes as it's drunk down.

Honestly, boat or car they are just the cat's pajamas!
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ok, sarafina--where did you find that--i want one--bubba just said he cant live without it---wow...he also said he dont wear any......uhoh.....
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lol. bubba's a smart kat ; -)

http://www.jefferspet.com/ssc/product.asp?CID=0&mscssid=41LHXBEVA3DL8N7BQCRP9QVD P46J8NPF&pf_id=0029269&cmkw=waterboy
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thankyou----
yes--he is --he is puuuurrrrfect!!! now if i could teach him to steer....
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i use the clumping flushable(on land) stuff also--i can store enough in my bilges for a year and not interfere with my food stowage or other stowage. i do not choose to do so. the perfrormance cruiser on which i sailed a near year had enough low and centered stowage for 2 jugs of litter. bubby uses 1 jug every month.
i know there is availability of litter in many countries to which we sail--so i dont worry tooo much about that.
also--while we were cruising actively we had dishes with rubber nonskid on them --they worked great--bubba doesnt like to have to stick his head into anything to eat-he is maine coon-- they have different ways of doing things...oriented to hunting and guarding and protecting.
We have two cats and if I use the stuff in the jug we go through too much litter to carry on board until we get to someplace to buy litter. Depending of course on where we will sail. I live in both Germany and St Thomas right now. The natural cat litter is easily available in Germay and throughout Europe but not in St Thomas. Fortunately, the cats travel well and don't seem to care if things around them change.

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For water I love this thing. Called a water boy. If I could, I would invest in stock with this company. Every traveling pet owner needs one. I tie it down with a lash to the table post.



They hold 3 qts, and don't spill. Flip em upside down and they don't spill. Rock and roll in big waves and they don't spill. They keep a low level in the blue bowl that replenishes as it's drunk down.

Honestly, boat or car they are just the cat's pajamas!
I love that. Thank you.

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Thanks Sarafina for the 'Waterboy' link! You have saved our boys from drinking out of the guinea pig water dispenser I was trying to train them to drink out of when under way...the 'Waterboy' is MUCH better!
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