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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

You know one thing that this trip made me realize is that if you are susceptible, you need to be on the boat long enough to get your sealegs and get over it. I think most people who just go out for a day-sail, island hop, etc. likely never get their sealegs and so they only associate sailing with sickness...nothing more. I understand that some may take a very long time, and a very few might never get over it, but if you don't get through it you don't know that it's possible.

Now that both boys have done that, I think they've overcome a huge mental hurdle. They know that even if they get sick it will pass. And that makes the scramble of trying coming up with some kind of remedy a little less desperate.

We were in the perfect seasickness conditions...beating into big swells with choppy, tightly packed wind-waves. And this wasn't going to change for another 12-15 hours. So you do what you gotta do.

Now, about that "motion comfort of blue-water boats" debate...


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