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Re: So I got seasick today....

Wave action in the Beaufort can be pretty stupendous and difficult to fathom. Storms waves from several directions at the same time, wind based currents. Lumps of fresh river water over riding the salt ocean . Un recorded shallows and maybe pingos When not hiding behind ice flows off shore my four scientist crew were usually prostate on the main cabin floor where I could step over them to refill my coffee while Crystal Gail crooned about mistreating her man. If not dark out I could entertain myself by counting rogue waves marching across the view This was before GPS so lost most of the time. Now Cambridge Bay is full of yachties oozing thru the NWP.
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Re: So I got seasick today....

I didn't read all the reply's but thought I'd add this.

I'm 65 and this year had the thought that I might be a bit more susceptible to sea sickness, but also got a bit upset when in a high place.

My Wife used to get seasick looking at a seascape, I kid you not. The dock was too much for her. As a kid she always barfed in the car, had lots of trouble flying, all kinds of issues. Over the years she has gradually gotten better and better.

This summer we did 3 over nighters.
1. Cape May to NYC - nice night, small following wave, no issue.
2. Gaspe to Magdalene Islands - Started with a fresh beat, then into cross waves, nasty snap. She slept in the cockpit until the sea laid down. 38 hours.
3. Magdalene Islands to Bonn Bay - Motor sailing on a close reach, she threw up once and went comatose once again but came about when the sea laid down. 40 hours.

But interestingly of our last 3 days of the voyage, #1 was OK, no issues. #2 we had a beam swell, some 4'ers. No wind. Rock and roll. She didn't like it but didn't get sick. #3 was a mess. Started with a confused sea to get out of harbor, then a beam set of 6'ers which would really roll us up to 45deg. Then we had a long afternoon of following seas building with occasional sets of 6'ers or so, just starting to break. A few times we took bad rolls with seas on the deck. She got scared but not seasick. Fortunately the last few hours we were in protected waters and it was beautiful.

I'm 65 and my wife is 63. It was totally amazing that she did as well as she did. I've seen her really miserable in far more benign conditions. So we thing that she somehow habituated to it for last 3 days. The previous 2 trips had followed prolonged (5 or 6 days) periods on the dock.

Am I a lucky man or what?

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"eating hot wings and downing a swimming pool-sized margarita the night before."

Gotta drink beer with hot wings. You must have angered the sacred buffalo.
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Age is not a factor except those below 2years are immune and children have increased risk up to age 15.
This makes sense.
I was going to comment I got seasick as a kid but only once since being an adult.

Your boat's name also makes sense now.

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