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post #17 of Old 01-24-2012
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Chester the wonderdog, half English spaniel and half lab. He's 40 pounds. He's a velcro dog. He loves to sail, but absolutely hates to motor, hey I have a YSM8 single so I hate it too :-). My boat is a center cockpit with a steep ladder companionway, so navigating dog from below to topsides gets a little tiresome. and yes when things get to popping in the cockpit, he can get in the way (velcro dog ya see).

Still, on a light heel and fair wind, having him up top is a real treat. I think having a dog along changes the way you look at the world. I think, in general, smaller is simpler with dogs and boats. If Chester was 30 or less pounds he'd be no problem at all. But I'dnever trade him in, we are pals for life.

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
William Shedd
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