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October 05, 2010

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Tillerman

I find that I only get seasick on big boats with "indoor spaces" as Angelita puts it. And I only get seasick if I go into that "indoor space."

Adam Turinas

It's a new technical term also known as downstairs.

Tillerman

My Laser has an "indoor space" too but I can't squeeze through the 5-inch entrance door.

Chris

We had quite a time dealing with sea sickness this year and our one year old. You can read about it here.

http://chaser29.blogspot.com/2010/08/sea-sickness-and-one-year-old.html

Carol Anne Byrnes

Myth Busters did a test of motion-sickness remedies some time back. Most of the remedies they tested didn't work at all. The two remedies that did work were over-the-counter pills and ginger. They were equally effective; the pills had the disadvantage of causing drowsiness. I now keep ginger cookies on hand -- they may not be as effective as straight ginger, but they're more convenient.

John Davey

Keeping busy is the key. If there's crew looking a bit green, get them to do a sail change, reef, gybe or something physical. I think it has a psychological effect that convinces their bodies that the job's too important, and there's no time to be sick.

Joseph Moore

I've got a friend who swears by the little patches you put behind your ear. Have to say I did use one once and I wasn't ill, but then I don't always get seasick. I tend to find the best precaution for me is ensuring I've had a damn good night's sleep beforehand. Tiredness is an absolute killer for me - Going racing early in the morning after being up all night rewiring the boat was a surefire way to spend several hours lying on the cabin floor, clutching a bucket and wishing I was anywhere else.

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Agree with your point of view

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