How to avoid getting seasick?

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  1. Randy V

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    Just take a ride on Hardcor's skiff. He uses 4 scope patches per ear and always shares!

    LOL
     
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  2. Hardcor

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    At least I troll in the ocean not the internet.
    All you do is troll, you don't give fish reports.
     
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  3. Randy V

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    I was wondering when you would see that!

    Don't get hurty feelers, C-dawg, just funnin; ya!

    LOL
     
  4. jondickens

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    I'm fortunate to not get seasick but know what it's like. One thing I tell people is you have to get whatever seasick meds you take in your system, the NIGHT BEFORE you go out. Even if it's just half of a pill, like Bonine. Then take again 30 minutes before you get on the boat. It can make a difference. Other than that, don't stay below deck or in the galley if you're queasy. Stay in the fresh air and best cure of all...catch some fish!
     
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    Skiping the caffeine and taking ginger capsules works for me.
     
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  6. Contractor.aten

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    LOL. Try the Ginger drink with Lemon juice in it. I take my pill 4 hours or so before we get on the boat. I start feeling a little weezey so I drink half the bottle of Ginger Soother and BAMB!!!!! all good. It calms my stomach and if needed just barf and all good.
     
  7. Seapicker

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    Use a Sea Sick Wrist Band. They sell them in many places. Put them on correctly before you get on boat. It works for me when I head out to the Canyons.
     
  8. Pescaanytime

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  9. Pescaanytime

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    This doesn't work for me aws it is not long lasting need to keep applying every ten minutes
     
  10. jim isbell

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    Frequency does matter, for most of us. You might try this, go out in the afternoon, and spend the that night in the harbor, at anchor. See how you do the next day. Re. products, Scopolamine has helped me for years, but now they don't make the tablet form--only the patch. And the patch is for shit--for me. What to do? You need a prescription for the tablet form that a compounding pharmacy can make. Good luck getting any doctor to write the script for it. I struck out over a dozen times going to Doctors outside Kaiser. Kaiser is a broken record: "we don't have it to provide" Of course that's true, they can't get it and they won't let me go to a compounding pharmacy. I contacted the compounding pharmacy and they gave me a reference to a Doctor--I'll try that next, nothing to lose
     
  11. carterantebi

    carterantebi I hate fishing

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    One thing that I've noticed is that usually if I'm going to get seasick, it's at the beginning of the trip. Once I start fishing it begins to go away because I'm keeping my head occupied and if fish are biting then it goes away completely. It tends to take a couple hours to get my sea legs to fully kick in and then my body gets used to the rocking of the boat. If there's any way to ease yourself into progressively worse motion such as hanging out in the harbor if it's your own boat, that works great for me. Of course, being on the water more helps too, so you can use that's as needed as an excuse to fish more.
     
  12. mittron

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    I sometimes use Scopolamine patch.
     
  13. Sealdoggy

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    Bonine works like magic for me, I’ve tried everything including Tranderm Scope, Bonine saved my fishing hobby big time
     
  14. MYNomad

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    Having studied this issue intensively, I have come to the following conclusions:
    1) what works for some won't work for others;
    2) seasickness is largely psychological -- if you are worried about getting sick you likely will;
    3) what works in some conditions won't work in others -- for example, ginger works great from me (including in 10' seas heading 60 miles out of Caines to the Great Barrier Reef, but only south of the equator;
    4) being highly prone to seasickness (I have barfed 60' down just because the eel grass was undulating; but what a great way to attract fish!), there is only one thing I can count on;
    5) beer makes me worry less about getting sick (thereby HUGELY reducing the risk), and even when I do, I don't really care, and am much less likely to remember the full extent to which I was miserable.

    Your Results May Vary
     
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  16. T.O.T.W.

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    For those that have discovered the magic of Kwells (hyoscine hydrobromide), there is a generic alternative out called Joy-Rides. Unfortunately, still only available in foreign markets...
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  17. jim isbell

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    This is a "magical" drug, another chemical name for Scopolamine. Today, getting this drug in ANY FORM other than "the patch" is not possible in the US--other than via a compounding pharmacy. I just had some made by the Orange County Compounding Pharmacy in Irvine, but you must present a prescription. That can be quite a challenge; Kaiser for example prefers writing a script for what THEIR Pharmacy can provide-the patch. One reason is that, in tablet form, this drug can be easily abused--a "date rape" drug, as it can render a person docile AND block short term memory. Too bad, as I have used this drug to keep me sold on the water for over 40 years and it does work great. Dry mouth to be sure, but very effective.
     
  18. Jones-White

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    Just got back from a 1.5 on the tomahawk

    Fuck the pills, drink beer and dont think about it. Its in your head. Oh and they're wet bar kicks ass
     
  19. jim isbell

    jim isbell Well-Known "Member"

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    The attitude of someone who was "born solid"; trust me and ask the Navy it is in your inner ear and that's why Scopoloamine works, for those that need it.
     
  20. jer dog

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    I Have Been Taken The Pill and Capsule's Form
    Of the O.4 Dose, For A Long Time, and It
    Works Great, I Have Like 2 Prescription
    Of the Capsules , and its So Had Too
    Get These Days , I Keep Them All For Myself
    Because Their A Pain In The Ass, To Get A Script for
    my 2 Cent's
     

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