Avoid gettin sea sick

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  1. MYNomad

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    For many people, especially people who get sea sick consistently, I believe the root cause is psychological. One of my daughters falls into that category. She always gets sea sick (not always enough to barf), even in protected waters and even though our boat is stabilized and even though she spends lots of time sailing sabots (probably averages 20+ hours a week during the winter, 30+ per week during the summer) and never gets sick then.

    A couple weeks ago, we had planned a trip from MdR to Newport Beach and back. My daughter was crying out of her dread of becoming sea sick. To relieve her anxiety, I told her that if she got sea sick and really barfed, I would buy her a GoPro (something she wants for sailing). The seas were pretty good going down and she was fine. Coming back, the wind was averaging 20 knots and the seas had built up to about 5 feet on a pretty short interval. One of our dogs barfed, twice. I scooped up the barf in paper towels between my hands and threw it overboard. Took about 5 trips to get it all. That sight was too much for my wife to bear so she barfed a bunch. (At least she got it all overboard.) My daughter, who was probably looking forward to getting sea sick since it meant getting a GoPro, was just fine. No problem. Now she knows her sea sickness is psychological, induced primarily by a fear of getting sea sick.

    So, the moral is, don't expect or worry about getting sea sick. Keeping busy helps some. Drinking beer helps others.
     
  2. 714aheim

    714aheim You been drinking SW?

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    Take like 10 or fifteen dramamine at once, "just to be sure", and enjoy your trip.
     
  3. Bob Farmer

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    Ditto on the Meclizine. I've been using this stuff for several years.
     
  4. abdiver7777

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    Don't take anything and try not to think about what a Tablespoon of cold white bacon grease tastes like.....
     
  5. MATTANZA

    MATTANZA old man of the sea, in training.

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    bonine and og cush
     
  6. stanky1

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    Best advice right there.

    You can take drugs or patches, and they may help, but you need to watch the horizon. Motion sickness happens when your brain gets conflicting signals from your inner ear and your eyes. If you are looking down and focusing on making a knot, your eyes will signal "no motion." Everything is pretty stable in front of you, as if you were sitting at your computer. Meanwhile your inner ear signals that the boat is rocking. Your brain gets different messages and you get motion sickness. You can't stop the messages from your inner ear, but you can minimize motion by staying low and aft. You can limit sensory conflict by looking up and seeing the motion at the horizon and get a sense of how you are moving around in the ocean. You can also lay down and close your eyes.
     
  7. hdz805

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    Yeah.. That's whT I did last time when I went to Santa rosa. Helped me pretty Well ..for some Reason I only thought I got sick.. Haha..
    Han (winningman) is helping me out with the patches tomorrow.. Thanks everyone for all the great info..

    Will have a report Sunday night/ Monday...
     
  8. TadyHawK

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    I usually eat a PB&J on the boat as my "seasick pill"
    sorry james(grande) but i puked on your boat
     
  9. ladave

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    Friend of mine reckons that so long as he has an erection he won't get seasick. I find that worrying about my friend and his ahem seasickness treatment takes my mind off anything the ocean can throw at me

    David
     
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    :rofl:
     
  11. USMCfish

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    Little JD and a 6 pack then jump on the boat... ;)
     
  12. BRUTEPAIN

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    Ginger root, pretzels and dramamine
     
  13. Sherm

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    Dramamine, bonine, any of the pill forma you need to make sure you get that stuff in your system way before you go uot.

    The patch works good. Just make sure you rotate what ear you put the patch behind. I went on a trip to costa rica for seven days. My buddy Steve (rest in peace bro) wore the patch because occasionally he got sea sick. Well he kept the patch on the same side for the first three days. One morning he woke up and the pupil of his eyeball, on the side where the patch was, was about the size of a large marble. Freakiest thing I ever saw. One eye was normal and the other was all black.
     
  14. RiviGirl

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    This works extremely well. I recommend it.
     
  15. Swarthy Dago

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    ........ with fried eggs, in a dirty ashtray with pork chops and menudo.


    My recos. for those who have a tendency to get sick: Take a pill, keep your stomach almost full, eat. Have a couple beers. Watch the horizon for awhile, stay up top, below is for laying down. Some of the better medicine can actually bring you out of it. Have a good time most of all.
     
  16. stanky1

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    That happened because he rubbed his eye after touching the patch. I'll wager that the patch was on the right side, right eye was dilated, and your friend is right handed.
     
  17. Sherm

    Sherm aka: The Sherminator

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    Nope...he was a lefty but it was his right eye and the patch on that side.
     
  18. stanky1

    stanky1 Well-Known "Member"

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    That's why I don't go to Vegas. I lose even if the odds were with me.

    In any case, that happened because he touched the patch and then the eye.
     

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