Originally Posted by midlifesailor
I have no intention of letting the little rascal roam. Even though we raised him from a kitten, he's still skittish with us, so if he got loose, he'd be a handful to round up.
Being a cat person myself, I hate to say it--but that should be a warning flag. If he's hard to control normally, he will be _really_ hard to control when you're trying to manage the boat and can't spare the attention.