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Kitty cat do okay on small Yacht?

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by NeedingChange, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Just curious if it is likely a small cat would do okay on a small sail yacht. Seeing as how mine probably wouldn't like water, I wonder if she would be okay just cruising around freely on a boat with a litterbox setup somewhere.
  2. 84far

    84far Senior Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    Brisbane, AUS
    Hi N/C,

    Yeah, cats are fine on boats for a week or two, probably not liveaboard though, couldn't think of anything worst for the thing. I would try and keep them locked up during the night though, there curiosity can get them into a bit of trouble :rolleyes:. Cheers

  3. Dang... I was wondering about live aboard. Maybe for less than a year, but still for months.
  4. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Miami, FL
    My daughter insisted to have 2 cats on board a few years ago... They were fine but the problem is that it s hard to keep them on the boat, especially in winter down here when it s cool and it since to keep doors and windows/hatches open.
  5. Maybe I would luck out and mine would be good. Could always bring her back to my Dad's house I suppose.
  6. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    Satsuma, FL
    4 kats

    Were on board with 4. Long story, thought I would just be troubled with 2, 8 years ago. Those two are pushing the oldest kat record, then 2 more.
    Big litter box gets cleaned at least twice daily. The entertainment is endless. Hang a carpet scrap off the dock and off the swim platform in-case they splash (it will happen). On a calm day, show them the carpet retrieval ladder the wet way. Always rinse them when they do a splash. After they get over a double S%&t fit, they will try harder not to splash. Our kats are part of the crew. We talk everything over with them. sometimes they have a comment. Wish I could talk kat.
    Sometimes they do fire watch and they will come running and pounce us in the night when something is not rite. They have been 100% on anchor watch thru 8 years on board. We've been around some dawg boats, Glad we have kats.
    Have endless stories,
    Yep, Kats on board are o k.

  7. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    A friend from NC picked up a Maine Coon somewhere along his travels. It was huge, more like a guard dog than a cat. On a 38ft sailboat, it used up a lot of space.

    If bad weather was on the way, it used to wedge itself into a slot in the galley butt first. After a while, when the cat did this, we shortened sail. Never failed us.
  8. FoxMitchell

    FoxMitchell New Member

    Aug 10, 2012
    Richmond, VA
    Some say having a cat aboard brings good luck. :)