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Old 29-06-2008, 16:25   #16
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Don't let PETA hear that or she will come home with red paint on her. She is clearly barbaric and uncivilized . Good Dog
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:27   #17
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For anyone interested in keeping dog doo out of the ocean, there is a new product called flushadoo. It is a doggy doo bag that is biodegradable and safe to flush.

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Bitch!
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Uh, isn't that the same thing as pumping your head directly overboard? Not allowed unless you're three miles out...I would think the same would apply to animal poop.
True, which is why the WWF together with Greenpeace and the EU have started a new project. 340 hunters and 120 large trawlers with crew have been engaged in a project to protect 5 of the worlds most sensitive coastal areas. Great barrier reef is one, there are 2 in the Baltic and 2 in the polar regions. The task of these hunters/trawlers is to keep the waters and skies free from fish and birds to a distance of 12 miles from the coastal lines. The goal is to have reduced animal poop in coastal waters by 83% before the end of 2015. The first proposal included hunting and killing of large marine mamals but it's assumed that they will disappear as the amount of fish decreases.
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"safe to flush" and "large dog" would seem to be a non-starter, especially in a marine head.

Newspaper is the original biodegradable pooper bag. All the news thats fit to print, as they say.
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If you have ever been diving around a head being pumped, you know that the fish all hang out by that through hull.
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Old 11-06-2009, 00:03   #22
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"safe to flush" and "large dog" would seem to be a non-starter, especially in a marine head.

Newspaper is the original biodegradable pooper bag. All the news thats fit to print, as they say.
Not necessarily. It is like having another person aboard. The bag acts as toilet paper. I wouldn't put newspaper down the toilet on or off land.

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We have a good sized Irish Setter pup, 9 months old, learning to be a sailor. So far she has done grand for up to 8 hours. She was pretty happy to hop off at that point though.

A dog that I had earlier in my life was happy to whiz on the bow on a rag rug, which washed out in the water. She would usually hold her dumps for docking at night and you have not laughed until you have seen a 200lb man and a 55 lb Irish Bitch in one of those innertubes with the cover on them for towing behind the boat... making their way to the shore with a single paddle for the nightly walk...

Don't even ask what happened to the dingy...
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Um, what happened to the dingy?
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I SAID don't ask!!!!


shesh.... some people....
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ok, ok....
it was just a little inflatable, to let us get to shore when there wasn't a tie up... but it didn't do us much good with the big ole hole in it... and no patch kit because I forgot to get one... and only one oar because the kid lost one playing at the lake with friends and I forgot to replace the set with a new pair of oars that wouldn't sink. So with Aleta whimpering and standing with her nose over the transom looking with doggy desperation at the nearby shore... He made a herculean effort and got her to shore in the almost dark, and then back to the boat in the absolute dark... paddling with one oar in a round vessel... makes ya have alot of respect for the whole coracle fisherman thingy...

You Had ta ask, didn't you??

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LOL!

I hope you're keeping a journal. It will be publishable! :wow
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We've been struggling with this issue. We have a 40lb lab mix and a 90lb lab mix that have been putting a serious crimp in our cruising. We have not brought them onboard yet due to the whole shedding/peeing/pooping thing, but that means that for any trip over about 12 hours we need to find a dog sitter or take them to the kennel. That adds tremendously to the cost and hassle of a 3 day weekend trip and has caused us to limit our sailing to day trips for most of the summer. It's a real bummer. I've read about the astro turf method, but there are so many other things to consider. Most of our cruising up till now has been to marinas. I can't imagine how much hate and discontent our barking dogs would cause in a peaceful marina or anchorage. It also seems cruel to the dogs to leave them penned up in the hot boat while the family heads to the marina pool or restaraunt. We're kind of at an impasse at this point. Anybody want a dog?
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... Anybody want a dog?
I already have 5 to which I am committed.
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My dog wears a fur coat everywhere she goes.
My "Bitch" demanded and got.. a furcoat,
my dogs unfortunately I could not bring them on the boat
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heh..at the risk of topic drift... there is a boat here called 'Mama's Mink'

Ti' Punch, if your cruising usually ends up in a marina it's easy to walk the pooches. As for the barking, I wouldn't want a barker at home or on the boat. A bark collar will assist with chronic barking. And don't your dogs hang out at your home when you go out to dinner or to the club to swim? Maybe you should try an overnight. You might be surprised by how easy it is!

I know my dog would way rather go with me and hang out than be left. Maybe your's would too?

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