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post #7 of Old 06-05-2012
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Re: Do you personally get seasick?

I'm OK as long as I can see what's going on and let my brain understand the motion. Wave bashing or long rollers for hours no problem - on deck. When I had to go into the bowels of a previous boat to clean a clogged raw water strainer with no outside reference just in a light chop I was nauseous for the rest of the day. When I had to change the clogged fuel filter daily after failures bringing home the boat from Annapolis I was OK because it was under the pilothouse sole and I could work/concentrate a little, look out and around a little to re-orient my brain, and over again until done - no problem. I can't read in a car or bus - nausea. Merry Go Rounds used to make me nauseous. Rolly moorings or anchorages are OK, even for sleeping, but I don't try to read. On a cruise when at anchor setting up the next day's GPS points I have to take breaks to get my head straight. So.... I have some form of Motion Sickness but 99.9% of the time I can control it

'Christy Leigh'
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