Our maiden voyage with the kitt-'ahns went really well. I am witzgall's wife; I wanted to bring their wave scratching apparatus which is comprised of both carpet and sisal, but alas Mr. Witzgall nixed it due to room...it is actually quite small and would fit nicely in the quarter berth...once under way it was apparent they needed it - thus his post ;0)
We were concerned that our kittens wouldn't be good seafarers since our last cat who died in April of cancer would get motion sick from the time we brought her home from the shelter at eight weeks. She would get every type of sick there was in the car. I tried taking her for short car trips when she was still young etc...nothing worked.
Our latest adoptees did extraordinarily well. We sailed a bit on the first day in 20 knots and had some interesting maneuvers when our new-to-us roller furling
had an override and we were sailing with a backwinded sail...they were cozy down below asleep.
We thought long and hard before adopting these guys because we wanted pets
we could bring sailing...we were not going to do it but since I have had animals
my entire life, going six months with out them was the most depressing 6 months of my life.
They are super boys and look forward to sharing our boat with them!