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Old 06-26-2006
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Sailing Dog: You know I love you and I really respect your opinions. But on this one ya got it all wrong. Have you sailed with kids? Getting them to sit still or be in a safe plan works great on paper not in the real world. They are squirrels for God's sakes! lol.
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I never really expected them to sit still—even I am not that unrealistic, having two nephews (3 & 5)...but they are perfectly capable of following basic rules to help keep them safe. A lot of it depends on the design and layout of the boat.

One of my friends used a portable playpen to keep their two year old in a safe place on their sailboat.
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