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Old 26-07-2009, 08:48   #16
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I have owned a monohull and multi-hull of the same length and cruised them in the same area. I'm fairly prone to sea sickness. I found each had a very different motion, but I did not notice any notable change how that affected my sea sickness under similar conditions. I think how I feel in general, what I'm doing on the boat and the sea state are much, much greater factors than the number of hulls.
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I have been seasick on catamarans, monohulls, and tour buses. Lately, I have been staying away from all three. Right now I am landsick. I am sick and tired of being on land. I will take seasickness on Exit Only any day.
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Old 26-07-2009, 16:57   #20
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Less prone on a cat. the jerky motion may be more irritating after a long trip, but not as bad as the bruised hips...
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As others have said - it depends upon the person. My Admiral was never seasick on our mono, and laughed at me as I barfed into the galley sink - hey, it was close to the diesel-smelling engine room I was working in..

I've yet to feel queasy on our cat, yet the Admiral gets sick AT THE DOCK while trying to relax / read in the salon on a choppy day.

Who says there's no justice in the world eh?
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Old 27-07-2009, 12:13   #22
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As others have said - it depends upon the person... The Admiral gets sick AT THE DOCK while trying to relax / read in the salon on a choppy day......
I have read that 3g of powdered ginger, 30g of fresh root? will calm the nausea. Add lime juice and a considerable amount of honey, but not rum ó to start with, anyway.

Should make an interesting study around the world. Scopolamine too is a natural remedy.
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Sounds similar to another remedy, first proposed by Harry Nilsson, later revised and reinterpreted by Jim Henson:



Seriously, though, as I tried to explain earlier, perhaps poorly -- the primary determinant of motion sickness is in the individual's neurological system. The effects of sea state and factors related to the type of boat are secondary. Because of this, there is no way of knowing, ahead of time, how a specific person will respond to a specific boat in a specific sea state. While an interesting question, it is unanswerable.

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I have owned a monohull and multi-hull of the same length and cruised them in the same area. I'm fairly prone to sea sickness. I found each had a very different motion, but I did not notice any notable change how that affected my sea sickness under similar conditions. I think how I feel in general, what I'm doing on the boat and the sea state are much, much greater factors than the number of hulls.
But, you don't actually exist, do you? You owned a multihull but it appears you have moved to a mono. We are told this is impossible!
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One of these golden observations is that reducing excess histamine will help a lot a people get over seasickness.

I don't care too much if it is mysterious ~ it is practical keeps me alive.

I hope this does not become an argument, NOT my intention.
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Data point: My wife was very prone to seasickness on our 33' Wauquiez (medium displacement). Once we got our current boat (36' steel), she has been sick only once in three years, a tremendous improvement.

I've talked to others, however, who had the opposite reaction: seasickness decreased upon moving from heavy mono to light mono, so go figure.
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But, you don't actually exist, do you? You owned a multihull but it appears you have moved to a mono. We are told this is impossible!
Moved from a really inexpensive mono to a more expensive multihull (very cheap by multi-hull standards) and then back to an even more expensive monohull. I'd go back to a bigger multi if they didn't cost so darn much. I'm sure I'd feel sick on all of them.

I've tried almost every preventative measure there is: different boats, ginger, mints, looking at the horizon, abstaining from alcohol, wrist bands, scopalamine, meclazine (bonie) and most recently stugeron.
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I'd go back to a bigger multi if they didn't cost so darn much. I'm sure I'd feel sick on all of them.
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No idea what is best for your friend. The only suggestion I could make is advise your friend to go sailing on all sorts of mono's and multi's and decide which is best for them.
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I've tried almost every preventative measure there is: different boats, ginger, mints, looking at the horizon, abstaining from alcohol, wrist bands, scopalamine, meclazine (bonie) and most recently stugeron.
Did you try and succeed ?
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