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Irwin32--If you want to borrow mine next time you''re out for a cruise, let me know. I''m only a few slips away.
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Where did you come up with this strange name?

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Locrian is a mode...one never used because it sounds like garbage, but a mode nevertheless. 13 is my lucky number.

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For those of you who have not tried - Stugeron - not available in the US - works wonders. I belileve it can be mail ordered. It is from the Netherlands, I believe, and truly does work. Ask the yachties that have been to Mexico. They all swear by it.
I am prone to feeding fish and this works great with no side affects
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I guess you are still young enough to remember all those modes we had to learn. i forgot most of them because I never use them. Good board name, though. Good to see you guys last weekend.
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Good seeing you too. One of my least favorite parts of pulling the boats out of the water is not seeing people around as much. Looking forward to the CSO concert!
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I used a Relief Band (brand name) without much success a couple of summers ago. Trip back from Block Island to Cape May got pretty lumpy. My wife still kids me about watching the flashing light on the watch as I "attended to soiling the topsides" every hour for a bout 13 hours. I have not given up on the device yet though. It is very important that it be placed exactly on the wrist, that a good conductivity is made (gel supplied) and that the setting is high enough to be effective. I may have started out with any one or more of these less than adequate and then after "the onset", fine tuning adjustments became the least of my interests!
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Interestingly enough, on ''Mythbusters'' last night they were trying various seasickness remedies. If memory serves, they tried the Relief Band, the acupressure wristbands, ginger root pills, and some sort of tongue spray. They discovered that the ginger root pills were the most effective for the people doing the trial. I know someone who takes Bonine every time he sails; I''ve not tried this, and I don''t know what side effects, if any, there are. The interesting part of the whole thing was that they gave one of the testers a vitamin and told him it was an OTC seasickness remedy and he reported no feelings of nausea during the trial. I guess it''s all about what works for you.
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I have strong opinions on what works and what doesnt on sea sickness remedies and wholeheartedly recommend Sturgeron. It is as one of the many items I keep on board for my crew members who may succumb to mal de mar. Sturgeron is actually cinnarizine in 15 mg doses and is prepared in tablet form. Originally developed by Johnson & Johnson it is now available through Janssen-Cilag Ltd in the UK. You can find it available in any current or former British territory. I pick up a fresh supply each time I go to Bermuda or the BVI. Current cost is about $19 USD per hundred.
That said, I also keep plenty of ginger snaps, ginger ale and candied ginger root on board. Lastly and also my last line of defense is Scopolamine, both as patches and also in 1mg topical suringes which I have prepared by any good compounding pharmacy here in the US.
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Have you ever tried to order the Sturgeron by mail?
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