My Wife used to get seasick at the slightest provocation. She has improved tremendously over the years and we now live aboard most of the year. When underway she needs to spend her time in the cockpit
, down below she starts to get sick. She still needs to have the Horizion available.
We have a 44' steel cutter
, smallish center cockpit
. She has rather low freeboard so the saloon
has a bit of a cave feel, which we like. We like this boat
a lot and are comfortable with her. We've done a lot to make her our home and more easily single
handed. We just need to figure out how to make the Wife more comfortable while sailing, especially on multi day passages. Staying topsides 24/7 (when not asleep) gets old after a while.
So I'm trying to think of some other way to transfer the Horizion down into the cabin
. She needs to be able to look out and see the Horizion to avoid sea sickness
. She has exhausted other remedies in using the patch and electrified wrist bands. They work
but hit this limit, she still needs the Horizion visually.
I thought of adding post port lights in the hull
. Existing port lights are in the cabin
top and too high to see out of, the sole sits deep in the water
. Also the only place to add them without destroying the mahogany interior
is right where the chain plates weld to the hull
. I suppose it could be done but starts to get complicated.
I thought of putting in a large TV screen
and feeding a stabilized video of the Horizion to it. But the screen
needs to be on the field ward bulkhead. Then where do you mount the camera
to avoid being blocked by the sails
. If the image isn't matching the boat
motion it won't work
Then I got thinking of using a laser level type of thing, something to "paint" an artificial Horizion in light around the cabin. The boats center of motion is just at the aft bulkhead, under the companionway
. So maybe some kind of stabilized light source could put a Horizion ring around the cabin? Something that would mimic the actual Horizion?
Or maybe it would not have to go all around the cabin but just be in one area that she could look and occasionally?
Trying to think outside the box.