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Old 25-07-2009, 16:52   #1
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Sea-Sickness: Mono vs Cat

This query has been precipitated by my recent discussion with a fellow CF member, who is concerned about their possibly being prone to sea-sickness.

Without wanting to arouse a fierce Mono vs. Cat debate, I suspect most would agree their respective sailing characteristics are different.

Thus the query, how might those different sailing characteristics impact and/or place at risk someone getting sea-sick?

Again, no debate please on Cat vs. Mono, this is a genuinely asked query for a sea-sickness related reason.

Thanks in advance for your input and perspective.

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Old 25-07-2009, 16:56   #2
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I thought you were going to read the papers this morning?
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Already have ... both large Sunday edition newspapers. I'm a very fast reader!
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I'm far less prone to sea-sickness on a cat. Even after not having sailed (outside of sheltered waters) for months, I could cook meals or work in the hulls on a cat at sea without feeling ill.

I think it might be because the motion feels more similar to a car or train, ie, a quicker but shorter movement, which I'm presently a lot more used to than the slower but bigger rolling movement of a mono.

But others have said the opposite. It's probably an individual thing.
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I have seen people sick on both in calm and rough waters on both types off boats, so id have to agree with Cruisingcat It's probably an individual thing. Try out both maybe they are ok on both they will never know if they never try, I would try on a small one so you get the amplified effect.
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Motion sickness is definitely an individual thing, and a neurological one. For most people, it is a matter of the brain having to "learn" about the environment and how that relates to the movement it is seeing and the messages being received from the ear regarding orientation. For most, it will pass after some time. For some, getting symptomatic relief using whatever works for you (ginger for some, scop patches, relief bands -- the electronic ones are best) until your brain gets it and adjusts.

A few people never get over it, no matter what they do. Sailing is probably not for them, since they'd have just a terrible time and keeping hydrated would be a serious problem. For, fortunately, that really is few.

There's really no way to know without trying and finding out. The motions are different and one might set you off and the other might not.

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Old 26-07-2009, 00:16   #7
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The motions are different and one might set you off and the other might not.
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I am well aware of the above, which is exactly what I am inquiring about, based on other's experince.

I do not need to know to neurological science behind it, what the remedies are, etc., etc. ... I am well aware of all of them.

I would like to know, based on the already known fact as stated above: Cats vs. Monos have diffeent motion patterns, and thus what has been the experience of individuals who have experienced both and have gotten sick on one and not the other! What motion ITHO caused the sickness and on which type of vessel.

BTW, I also realise that different Monos can have different motions though I am sure by category there a certain motions associated with Monos vs. certain motions associated with Cats.

Hope I have clarified a bit further specifically the information I am seeking.

Muchas Gracias in advance.

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Seasickness varies more with the individual than the boat. To say one or the other is worse with respect to the type of hull configuration is only stirring up the old cat versus mono debate.
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On a cat if you avoid too much overhang and flare, you reduce the hobby-horsing. Check out the reverse bow Morelli and Melvin cats
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Seasick below decks

I get seasick below decks: more close hauled, less reaching and a lot less running. It goes away after a couple of days as long as we keep away from port: mono-hull or multi...

Scopolamine is an absolute cure, for me, if I don't take alcohol for a day before sailing. Then the transition to medicine free sailing comes very quickly.
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My children were much better on my cat than on a mono when below, because they could see the horizon. The ability to have a horizontal reference definitely has an influence.

Regardless of that, Nelson used to get seasick, so it is nothing to be ashamed of. I do as well although a couple of kwells before going out makes all the difference.
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I do not need to know to neurological science behind it
My dear Billy the Pirate Kid , In that case your question is rather pointless - for you.

Perhaps your next thread should deliver your conclusions in post #1, would save folk troubling you wth irrelevancies.

Just trying to be helpful Bill, as always ....
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My dear Billy the Pirate Kid , In that case your question is rather pointless - for you.

Perhaps your next thread should deliver your conclusions in post #1, would save folk troubling you wth irrelevancies.

Just trying to be helpful Bill, as always ....

Simply do not know what I would do without your wisdom and assistance Davey-boy
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Simply do not know what I would do without your wisdom and assistance Davey-boy
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