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post #33 of Old 02-18-2010
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Originally Posted by blt2ski View Post
Do these NE sailing dogs know how to handle a mono hull? or a mono hull with trailing hulls? or a true multi a catamaran?

ok, enough pushing buttons for the day eh!LOL

I don't know about that, but a Portuguese water dog is not just a dog, but a crew member, or at least it used to be . Each boat had two...and they worked hard and were paid, like other crew members...well, not as much but 1/5 of the salary of a man.

"Portuguese Water Dogs are originally from the Portuguese region of the Algarve, from where the breed expanded to all around Portugal's coast, where they were taught to herd fish into fishermen's nets, to retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and to act as couriers from ship to ship, or ship to shore.

Portuguese Water Dogs rode in bobbing fishing trawlers as they worked their way from the warm Atlantic waters of Portugal to the frigid fishing waters off the coast of Iceland where the fleets caught cod to bring home.

Portuguese Water Dogs were often taken with sailors during the Portuguese discoveries."

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