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post #7 of Old 07-03-2007
Courtney the Dancer
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Some get sick, some don't, and some get over it and some never do(sorry, not trying to be discouaging). I think it's Lynn Pardey that says she gets sick for the first two days each time out, it might be someone else? Scopolomine works really well for a lot of people and the patch lasts 3 days ? so it gives you time to get adjusted. The advice about no booze that was given above is right. I went tuna fishing on a charter with 10 guys, 20' to 22' seas on a 42' boat. Those that had been drinking prior to departure (2am) were over the rail before we crossed the bar, and never recovered-for three days! Could have named your price if you could have got them off that boat some how. If you are feeling bad, steer the boat, it helps, and ginger in all forms really is good. Coming back to land is what gets me, fell over in the shower once after sailing for a week, never get seasick though. Good luck.

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