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Old 28-03-2021, 18:05   #1
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Where to put the cat box ?

Does anyone out there have a 38' sailboat and a cat? Where do you put the catbox on a 38' sailboat? What kind of litter do you use? Is the cat a good passenger?
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Old 28-03-2021, 19:29   #2
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Re: Where to put the cat box ?

Years ago, I knew a couple who had a 'boat cat'. They modified their companionway steps/ladder to accommodate a covered cat box underneath.

As far as litter? We like/use Arm & Hammer.
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Hopefully, our resident 'cat lady' [cat herder, extreme blacksheep] will chime in.
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Old 07-04-2021, 14:17   #4
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Re: Where to put the cat box ?

I don't know how you feel about you tube sailing channels, but MJ Sailing did very extensive refit and placed the litter box under the companion way stairs
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Re: Where to put the cat box ?

Many people train their cat to use the head, no joke. Youtube it. We have two cats, one learned quickly, the other is such a scaredy cat we had to give up. They both do fine passage making though.
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Re: Where to put the cat box ?

Forgot to add, we have the box in the head and just stock up on clay litter.
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Re: Where to put the cat box ?

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Forgot to add, we have the box in the head and just stock up on clay litter.
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Re: Where to put the cat box ?

We cruised for a year with a cat. We modified the area under the 'V' in the v-berth. We put a hooded version under there to keep litter from being kicked out. I wish I would've taught her to use the head. It would've been time well spent. We were always sweeping and it kinda kept me from going barefoot because I hated stepping in it.
Funny story about the cat, she got sea sick all the time. The rougher the weather, the more puke. We'd measure the weather by how many piles there were. We'd say "It was ony a 2 puker. Weather was good." or "Man, that was a rough passage, it was a 6 puker!" Other cruisers got involved in the lingo and we laughed about it the entire coast. My wife loved it...yeah.
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Re: Where to put the cat box ?

We put some fake grass up on the bow with some plastic under it. Tie a rope to the grass and flip it overboard in the mornings. Probably works because we have a female cat that won't leave the boat. She stays outside unless the weather gets bad, or we're under way.

During longer sails we put the grass over the shower grate since she stays inside.
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