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dog 88 60.69%
cat 52 35.86%
ever went over board 2 1.38%
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:18   #46
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We have a result of an affair one evening with something other than a lab. She weighs about 85lbs. How do you place such an animal in a dink? I am hesitant to use a block and tackle because it might hurt her.
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Old 11-11-2006, 02:00   #47
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i just throw mine in. It's an inflatable (not the dog!). He weighs 39kg.
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Old 11-11-2006, 05:30   #48
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Aren't you afraid the dog's nails will rip the inflatable? I have not purchased an inflatable because I was told the dog's nails could rip the fabric.
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Old 11-11-2006, 16:37   #49
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Scallywag, with a big dog you MUST learn to keep the nails trimmed. First time around ask a vet or groomer to show you how, and buy a can of styptic powder because soomer or later you may need it. This falls under the stuff you *have* to do for your pet. With a guillotine trimmer this should be no big deal. You can use a file or a Dremel tool (cordless) with a sanding/grinding wheel too, but the dog may mind that noise more than the clipper.

If you are worried about the floor despite keeping the nails down, add a piece of outdoor carpeting or astroturf to protect it, and another one draped over the tube where the dog boards.

There are dog life vests (try Cabellas or LLBean) for hunting dogs, including a grab handle on the back, that work for these jobs. Once you look at the hunting/waterdog market instead of the pet store, you'll find good solutions.<G>
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Hellosailor,
Thanks for the tips. We do keep her nails trimmed but never heard of using carpeting or astro turf. We do have a life vest with a handle. Thanks again for the tips.
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Old 15-11-2006, 14:02   #51
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My dog is walked a lot and his nails are worn down by the pavement. If you walk your dog a lot on concrete there is nothing left to trim. I find the mussels and shells do more damage than the dog.
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Seafox..I wish I could agree with you. We have a pair of westies who ARE walked on concrete and one of them, the female, has the longest nails.. the other doesn't..

Here they are onboard:
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Your dogs must have real strong nails. My guys are worn down to the quiks, there is nothing left to clip. Vet told me it was from the paths he is walked on.
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I walk the part lab whenever I am able. The street is not concrete. I is made of asphalt. In the hot florida sun it does not become very tough. I felt bad for her because she does not go to the bathroom on the boat. After a 14 hour trip, she made a beeline for the yard. I do not think I had the lines made fast and she was off the boat.
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That's probably what is is.....rarely gets over 20deg celcius (thats NZ temperature code) here.
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Our ancient dog (Yellow Lab) cruised with us for years, and only went ashore every few months unless we were at a dock -- and he refused to use his spot on the deck if we were at a dock.
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Here was our Lab holding down a settee, and protecting us against pirate dolphins:
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Old 01-03-2007, 18:41   #58
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I brought my cat along several times on my old monohull. He liked it. He got seasick the first time, but he likes staring at seagulls and fish when anchored. The boat is a great environment for a cat because they like to crawl in small places. Cats adapt quicky to new environments.I am going to put some netting up to the middle lifeline before I bring the "cat onto the cat". I think I will throw him over this summer so he learns that he shouldn't fall over.

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I brought my cat along several times on my old monohull. He liked it. He got seasick the first time, but he likes staring at seagulls and fish when anchored. The boat is a great environment for a cat because they like to crawl in small places. Cats adapt quicky to new environments.I am going to put some netting up to the middle lifeline before I bring the "cat onto the cat". I think I will throw him over this summer so he learns that he shouldn't fall over.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...1&d=1172799457

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i dont see an option for tropical reef fish caught and kept in salt water aquarium mounted behind the sink
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