Re: cat on watch
I couldn't tell whether the cat was tethered to a collar or a full harness. Just a word of warning from a sad experience. If you aren't using a harness, the cat could hang itself by the collar.
Appreciate your concern in tethering the cat as our first grey cat, very similar to yours, disappeared when we were anchored out one afternoon. Our second cat jumped ship a couple of times at very inopportune times but came back. That's why we tied him up not thinking that he could do himself serious harm.
Cats make great cruising companions. Wish they weren't so adventurous and ready to explore. Dogs are so much easier to contain but take so much more maintenance and space.
Peter O.'Ae'a, Pearson 35'Ms American Pie', Sabre 28 Mark II