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Old 12-16-2011, 02:54 PM   #41
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RE: Boat Dogs

Dogs on a boat, what are you nuts?
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:34 PM   #42
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Thanks for the clarification JD.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:34 PM   #43
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:39 PM   #44
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RE: Boat Dogs

Willy,
I can tell you boat in much more rugged place than I do!! I can tell this by the axe you have strapped to the side of your dinghy! My dinghy, as well as our trawler, has not one axe aboard!
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:52 PM   #45
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What I want to know is how everyone deals with dog hair aboard.
LRDDs are notorious for shedding, and all year round*not just seasonally. All three of ours have been major shedders, particularly of*their long*undercoats.* We thought Albi might not be but he eventually*developed a thick undercoat, too.

The most valuable tools on the boat are our two small 2-gallon*wet/dry shop vacs.* One has a bag for use in the cabins, the other has no bag and is for vacuuming up water only.* We generally give the main and aft cabins a quick vacuum after every weekend cruise (the dog does not go down into the forward cabin).* On a longer cruise we vacuum every three or four days.

A damp rag is great for getting hair off upholstery, particularly woven-type upholsteries that tend to snag and hold dog hair.* The wet rag pulls it all off easily.

The LRDD we had when we bought the GB had a very thick coat for the breed and shed much more than the other two.* We have friends who at the time lived on Sucia Island in the San Juans.* The wife was into spinning and weaving and she asked us to save all the hair we got off RJ and give it to her so she could spin it into yarn.* We did and she did, but I don't know if she ever actually made anything from it.

So if you have a heavy shedder and don't want to mess with a vacuum cleaner, buy a spinning wheel :-)* Maybe you can get some socks or something out it.
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:49 AM   #46
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So if you have a heavy shedder and don't want to mess with a vacuum cleaner, buy a spinning wheel :-)* Maybe you can get some socks or something out it.
* * ** I found that* a "kennel" worked the best. Absolutely no hair problems.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:28 AM   #47
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RE: Boat Dogs

Now that we have a boat with 120v, I've tried a couple of different vacs with limited success in dog hair pickup til I finally found a small hand held vac with a beater bar. Works quite well on dog hair and stows in a small space, readily available.

The stains the dog has left on the new Sunbrella cushion covers are another matter, particularly a couple of ointment stains. Sunbrella said to use Acetone on ointment stains. Was leery of that, but nothing else worked so I tried it. Nope. Didn't hurt the fabric but didn't get the stains out. Its frustrating being anal sometimes. Right Walt?
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******* You bet! But really satisfying when I go to the boat. People are always asking me why I have so much work done on the boat. I have no answer other than "it's my 57 Chevy."
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SeaHorse II wrote:dwhatty wrote:Its frustrating being anal sometimes. Right Walt?
******* You bet! But really satisfying when I go to the boat. People are always asking me why I have so much work done on the boat. I have no answer other than "it's my 57 Chevy."

*Walt, if you really want to do a lot of work on your boat, call it a '53 Jaguar!
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Why do you ask?
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:50 PM   #52
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Thanks for the clarification JD.
*With all the breeds it is hard to keep them straight.* Glad to share.


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What I want to know is how everyone deals with dog hair aboard.
*Also David some breeds are less prone to shedding.* PWDs do not shed, Poodles do not shed and most Terriers do not shed.* Some of the new designer breeds do not shed either but the problem with these breeds is that they are new and the illness problems are not known yet.

PWDs come in two coats Wavy and Curly.* The Curly is much like a Poodle coat.* The problem is it holds sand and small sticks.* So we went with the Wavy.
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What I want to know is how everyone deals with dog hair aboard.
*Also David some breeds are less prone to shedding.* PWDs do not shed, Poodles do not shed and most Terriers do not shed.* Some of the new designer breeds do not shed either but the problem with these breeds is that they are new and the illness problems are not known yet.

PWDs come in two coats Wavy and Curly.* The Curly is much like a Poodle coat.* The problem is it holds sand and small sticks.* So we went with the Wavy.

Yes, but we have a 6 yr old yellow Lab that we love, so not about to trade him in on a wavy PWD in spite of the hair (unless he snarfs the Christmas roast off the counter). As my wife says, "suck up and live with it". Yes, Dear.
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What I want to know is how everyone deals with dog hair aboard.
*Also David some breeds are less prone to shedding.* PWDs do not shed, Poodles do not shed and most Terriers do not shed.* Some of the new designer breeds do not shed either but the problem with these breeds is that they are new and the illness problems are not known yet.

PWDs come in two coats Wavy and Curly.* The Curly is much like a Poodle coat.* The problem is it holds sand and small sticks.* So we went with the Wavy.

Yes, but we have a 6 yr old yellow Lab that we love, so not about to trade him in on a wavy PWD in spite of the hair (unless he snarfs the Christmas roast off the counter). As my wife says, "suck up and live with it". Yes, Dear.

If he snarfed the roast it would be a come to Jesus meeting for sure.*

The info might be of value in the future.*
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Great post guys, I just lost my lab today. She got run over about 4 hours ago... Great thread though, it helps to see all the other dogs doing there dog things.
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Sorry to hear that Paul. I feel your pain.

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Thank you Elwin, I've got to tell my son tomorrow and go bury her. We had 12 family members here for a Christmas party and all this happened 15 minutes before everyone started to arrive. She was old and I guess it was her time. Thanks again.
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I am so very sorry Paul. My heart aches for you.

As Will Rogers said, "If dogs don't go to heaven....I wanna go where they go."!!!!

Or likely my favorite:
"We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare
and love we can spare.
And in return, dogs give us their all.
It's the best deal man has ever made."
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Great post guys, I just lost my lab today. She got run over about 4 hours ago... Great thread though, it helps to see all the other dogs doing there dog things.
*That's so sad. Sympathies.
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