I guess we have been cruising with Skye on board now for quite a while and it is going great. She loves the dinghy rides and is quite settled on passages now. She is fitter and as happy as ever. We do need to consider anchorages etc that are dog friendly docks. She is too heavy to lift on the dock. Often we beach the dinghy for her. Also she loves the beach so we always try to find a beach to take her too.