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Old 12-07-2011, 06:14   #16
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Re: Motion Comfort and Chronic Seasickness

I don’t usually get seasick. I went on a delivery when I was on the mend from a very bad head cold. The flight to the boat messed up my sinuses. It really was not the bad but out of the blue I was sick over the side. I think the head cold messed up my inner ears for a few days.

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Old 12-07-2011, 08:58   #17
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Re: Motion Comfort and Chronic Seasickness

The Motion Comfort number has little bearing on seasickness or much of anything else. I am prone to seasickness while offshore. I have to manage it carefully, now that God has supplied Stugeron, I do well. I have owned and sailed offshore in two boats that were near the same length, one had an MC of 36 and the other 21. The 21 was boat is much less likely to get me seasick. Why, because it has much higher initial stability. Something that MC does not take into account.

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Old 12-07-2011, 09:08   #18
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Re: Motion Comfort and Chronic Seasickness

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Mark -- I do resent the troll accusation. Rest assured, if I ask a question, it's because I genuinely like hearing the range of opinions (especially yours!) that are available on CF
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I get a bit touchy when I wonder if some are genuine or just trolls.

In the early days of offshore racing when I did get seasick (before I used alcohol to remedy it forever) I remember having to change headsails (hanked on) and spewing over the side while I worked. When the situation calls for it everybody must work no matter how sea sick they are... and not complain about the nausea.

These people were 30 nms from safety and a downwind run to get there in a 54 foot boat. It should have been easy, sea sick or not.

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