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 Post subject: Sailing with dogs?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:15 pm 
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I just got a Hobie Getaway, and I was wondering if anyone has ever tried sailing a Hobie with a dog? Any recommendations or warnings?


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 Post subject: Re: Sailing with dogs?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Cats and Dogs don't usually mix. :wink:

But there are exceptions.

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 Post subject: Re: Sailing with dogs?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:51 pm 
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I have not done it but have read about a guy who even trained the dog to jump onto his chest on command when he was on the trapeeze for extra leverage.

Also reccomend a life jacket for your hound as you never know how hard it will be to get them back on the boat if they fall or jump off


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 Post subject: Re: Sailing with dogs?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:01 pm 
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Dogs are well known to be great cat sailars






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 Post subject: Re: Sailing with dogs?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:47 am 
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My dog (Eddie) loves to go sailing with me on my H18. If I don't take him he gets really upset - he's even jumped off the dock to swim after me.

He's learned to stand on the windward side up by the crossbar with his nose to the wind. Wonder if I could get a trap harness on him. Hmmm....

So far no unplanned swimming incidents for him. Yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Sailing with dogs?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:28 am 
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Rule no 1
Make sure they go potty before boarding
same rule for little kids
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 Post subject: Re: Sailing with dogs?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:41 am 
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Don't do anything risky like trapping out or flying hulls. Lose your balance and go overboard and the dog won't be sailing back to get you. (Actually this applies to kids or any crew that can't sail.)


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 Post subject: Re: Sailing with dogs?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:51 pm 
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rehmbo wrote:
My dog (Eddie) loves to go sailing with me on my H18. If I don't take him he gets really upset - he's even jumped off the dock to swim after me.

He's learned to stand on the windward side up by the crossbar with his nose to the wind. Wonder if I could get a trap harness on him. Hmmm....

So far no unplanned swimming incidents for him. Yet.
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Our dog "Poppy" is the same. She has gone in the drink a couple of times though.


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