my kat was on a tether for his first years of life on board--he fell twice but got back in via claws and the leash--he did a paw over paw maneuver --lol and got self back on boat----i have a braided mooring
line--an old one--for his ladder--when he first came to me he was 5 weeks old--i placed his paw in the water
and he didnt much like it and he watches as stuff sinks into the unknown--mine is maine
coon mix---and he thinks his harness is part of him...is a good idea to do the harness and leash thing --watch how cat gets along and make sure cat knows the boat
is his;/hers--we are on a mooring also--i use the tether when we go to dock
situations as i donot want the kat to leave and get lost--he wouldnt know how to find way back--kats are badly attention deficited..LOL....
i use a figure 8 harness with the loop for the leash under the chest not on his back--kats hate things on their backs--will lie down for that--critters inflatables is a good style vest for kats--has a headrest under chin--is only one that does--cats swim well but get tired and rest head
into water-is how they donot survive a fall into the wet---the critters inflatables , as far as i know, are only found on line---might consider makin gsure is inflated only by mouth instead of canister as the canister will freek him/her out-----sounds like a big kat hissing at him--isnt a good thing....gooodluck--i think you and kat will enjoy the water
nicely---oh yes--give swimming lessons so kat knows where the ladder is......i am making a second one for the other side of the boat
for my kat----they work
well for people if they fall in also--if secured well....and they dont look too badly--the carpet tends to get ugly and the mesh stuff gets destroyed with claws ripping into it......
bubba daboatkat is not 4 yrs old--he was 5 weeks when i got him and moved him aboard my waterworld.....he likes it......
btw--i am in sin diego--if you wish to call and discuss on fone , pm me --is all goood.....have had cats on board since 1990 when i first moved into waterworld......