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Old 03-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #21
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That's brilliant, Don.* Who would have thunk?* My wife was seasick for 3 weeks on the way to Hawaii - not violently, but just constantly uncomfortable, and this would have been a good trick to know.

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:01 PM   #22
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I usually am a little 'out of sorts" at the start of an offshore passage from Astoria to Neah Bay, particularly the stretch from the Columbia River Bar to the Grays Harbor light. Never sick, but just not "with it". In my sailboat days, it was a 30+ hour run and we stood watches, and I was always good after my first off watch - 2 hours in the rack worked for me. In the power boat, it is 12-14 hours run in daylight, so no off watch period in the rack. My routine now is a ginger dinner, stir fried chicken asian dinner the night before for example, and some bonine (non prescription meclazine) just before we head out. That first run, on an "easy" day is 4,2,10 - 4" swells, 2' wind waves, 10 sec period - a 6' wave every 10 sec off the forward beam (the Col river washing machine effect), although more like 6,4,10.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:26 PM   #23
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I don't have a toaster on board, ya think chewing on a charcoal briquet work?
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:01 PM   #24
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That should work.* Just stay away from barbeque lighter fluid.* Although if you caught fire, I guess it would take your mind off seasickness.

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Old 03-05-2011, 08:21 AM   #25
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Back in the 90's when we did our pacific cruise I had blown out a ear drum and started having trouble with getting seasick, I had to do the dramamine thing to function. I ran out of dramo on the trip down Baja and was trying everything. I eventually took sudafed and the seasickness went away. After the ear healed the majority of the seasickness issues went away, but every now and then it still happens and I use generic sudafed ( diphenhydramine ) It doesn't make me drowsy and I function just fine.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:13 AM   #26
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I haven't heard of sudafed before, sounds interesting, I might give it a try on the next trip.

As far as other meds go, I tried the scopalomine patch once and had a horrible reaction to it - started the day with double vision, which then progressed into grotesque images appearing to me out of the clouds; very disturbing and the effects lasted for about a week with me. A friend of mine tried it on a solo sailboat offshore trip and had a bad reaction in which he said he had himself convinced he could get off his boat and walk to shore. I know it works for lots of people, but not for everyone.

Burnt toast and sudafed - its what's for breakfast!

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I know people that swear by Stugeron (Cinnarizine).* It's not available in the US or Canada but it seems to be the sea sickness drug of choice around here.

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Old 03-05-2011, 01:01 PM   #28
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Thank goodness I have never been seasick (yet) but the wife uses a cocktail of Bonine (Dramamine) and Sudafed. The Sudafed takes care of the ear liquid (it's an antihistamine) and the Bonine helps with the vertigo or motion illness.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:33 PM   #29
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I find sleep is the best cure for me for mal de mar. I take a xanax or drink enough whiskey to sleep the dead. When I wake up I'm no more sick and cured for the rest of the trip. For obvious reasons this cure should be used on longer trips or you'll never remember you've been boating.
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Steve*I got, what is left of a half a bag of two year old briquets in the garage over near the work bench.
They are all yours after Rex has finishes playing with them , Mustard or Ketchup?


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Somers,** Save a couple briquets for me- I may need them in the Boston Whaler!

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You have to take that up with Rex .


I wonder if animals get seasick. ? like a boat cat or boat dog.


Another thought is that you go out for a fish dinner and get home not feeling great.
Plan "A" *is *ALWAYS *Call the doctor. or get to the ER.
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I wonder if animals get seasick. ? like a boat cat or boat dog.


I know they get car sick on the way to the boat.


Or is that on the way back home?*** can't remember.


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Old 03-06-2011, 07:30 PM   #34
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Our "Pan Pan" regularly gets seasick, unless he gets a piece of a gravol in time.
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We had a Daschie that loved to go fishing with us, on offshore trips he did get seasick a couple of times throwing up and groggy. The vet recommended benadril don't remember the dosages, Once he tackled a flopping fish on the deck and got a trebel hook in his ear, didn't go in past the barb so was easy to back out. Gave him a good sting though.
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We carry "Pecan Sandies" for those that get seasick, has worked every time!
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I 'll take some pecan sandies whether i'm sea sick or not!
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You bet they do!* Our cat starts getting sick the minute she figures out she is on the way to the boat, but usually saves the fireworks for the really rough passages.* As the years have gone on, she seems to get a little better, but she still hates us for it.* I keep telling her the alternative is to live in a dumpster while were at sea, but it doesn't seem to help.*

As a professional mariner who get sea sick, I've tried all the cures, some better than others, but I've discovered what works best for me is to get plenty of sleep prior to the trip.* When I'm sleep deprived I'm very susceptible to seasickness..............Arctic Traveller

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DONT GET HUNGARY, did I mention that!
Keeping a full stomach has other benefits, like if you do end up getting sick, at least you won't have the dry heaves, and as FF once said, be sure to eat stuff that taste's good both ways..........................Arctic Traveller

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Dogs and cats do get carsick and seasick for sure.*

Here is a product that does work.* It is called Thunder Shirt and is used for dogs*with*anxiety.* It was first used for dogs that were*having problems with electrical storms and then found to work in other situations as well.

Usually a dog can hear a thunder storm a lot sooner than a human and they start to get fidgety.* Using the Thunder Shirt has a tremendous calming affect on the animal.* It works on the T touch principle. *http://www.ttouch.com/* I have never been a big believer in T touch but in this case, if that is the reason, it does work.*

As I understand it, it works as in swaddling a baby does in a blanket.* What ever the reason if we are expecting a storm our dog gets his Thunder Shirt on and we do not have a problem.* It has cured him of his apprehension of riding in both the car and the boat.* He now rides in the back seat and looks out of the window at time where as before he would be wet mouthed and constantly moving around.* On the boat he comes up on the Fly bridge and falls a sleep on the bench. Before he would pace all around the boat and could*never find a spot to lie down.

Here is a link. http://www.thundershirt.com/

I am not connected in any way with this product just know that it works.
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