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Old 16-08-2016, 20:41   #46
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Re: Dealing with seasickness, how to.

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My skipper whom I crewed with said seasickness is often associated/onset by stress. I experienced this firsthand. And in an example expressed above is that every time he leaves port he gets sick. My skipper said that people on his cruises would be sick up until he said they were turning around and heading back to land, then they suddenly got better. If you think of it as caused by nervousness, makes more sense. Ginger may be a topical relief, but work to address your mental state
Well I won't be getting psychiatric appointments for my dogs any time soon. They seem to not like the rocking horse effect very much. Only puked once not a train wreck . They like to fish. They would rather jump in with the Dolphins/porpoise than watch. They know the Dolphins are around before we do.
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Old 17-08-2016, 12:29   #47
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Rougher conditions generally make sea sickness worse for sufferers. The chance of man overboard also increases with rougher seas especially for someone rushing to the side to vomit.
I think it is wise to have a couple of plastic containers with screw lids (about 1liter) available for crew to vomit into if they feel sick so they don't have rush around. It also reduces the risk of a sudden accidental vomit in the cockpit or cabin with all the unpleasant consequences for the rest of the crew. Dispose of the contents into the heads, not overboard. Much safer and less dramatic !
When I took my Coastal Skipper practical I got seasick on day one
I had taken dramimine and add in a bit of jet lag and had to take a nap while crossing
the English Channel . Woke up seasick, went up on deck and was in the process of cliping
in my tether when the instructor asked me what I was doing?
I replied that I was clipping in so that I wouldn't fall overboard when I went to lean over the side
to puke. He told me never climb out of the cockpit when seasick just puke on the deck
outside the cockpit then let the sea or a bucket of seawater wash it away.
He said its one thing to have a sick crew member and quit a more serious or deadly
matter to have a sick overboard crew member.

I now use scopolamine patches, works great, last three days
Only downside is that in the US they cost 95.00 retail for a packet of 4
With insurance it gets down to your deductible and co pay
Second problem is with insurance (shocking) Even with a vacation waiver
they will only pay for two packets or 24 day supply
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