We have two cats who are destined to become press-ganged full time crew members later in the year. At the moment we are taking them on weekend trips to build their confidence.
After just two days we see significant improvement and adjustment to strange noises such as the engine and people on deck, but I can tell it will take time before they feel fully comfortable with the concept.
Frankly, if we were just continuing with our weekend sailing there''s no way I''d take them along. However, they''ve been part of the family for 4 years so not taking them with us for our planned 1yr trip is not an option.