Keeping your backside clean, dry, & aired out are key pointers. To this effect try:
- Baby wipes, & powder. The wipes help to keep clean, & in removing the salt
, which attracts moisture. Being hygroscopic & all.
- Sail naked. Goes to the aired out thing. Plus shorts retain both water
, & salt
. And tend to aggravite things... before & during the baboon butt phase. Wet underwear is one of only 2 things which makes me cranky when sailing. And no, the other ain't lack of sleep.
- Good foulies help. Especially smock tops, or full on drysuits/dry tops. Smock tops being in lieu of, or as your 2nd foulie jacket. And various combinations of these bits of kit can be worn together. Such as a dinghy
smock, or drysuit, underneath of a foulie jacket.
- Wear a neck towel, or 2nd choice a scarf, with your foulies. They aid in mimimizing drips down your jacket, & eventually to your backside/boxers.
- Vaseline or similar once you have baboon butt. It aids in keeping tiny debris out of your sores, & thus, clean. And also in keeping you dry/drier. Whether it's just damp on deck
, or full on fire-hosing. Though "dry" is relative in the latter.
- Change your shorts often. Be they true shorts, or your boxers/boxer-briefs worn under other garments.
Less salt means less water
. And clean means less irritation, less risk of infection, & faster healing.
- Try alternative fabrics such as polypro boxers. As even when wet they're kinder on the backside than is cotton. At least for me. Plus they "dry" a lot quicker, even when super-permeated with salt.
- Wash your clothes 2-4x at each washing
in order to better remove the salt.
- Look to improved coamings on your decks.
- Stand watches, literally.
- Let self steering
drive, & position yourself to better retain your dryness. Or.
Hire a delivery
Edit: Bring friends along. So they can drive while you retain your backside's dryness. See AP, & Delivery