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Old 17 February 2006, 02:49   #11
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A number of people I have raced offshore with, who suffer from sea sickness, have given up with lotions and potions and take large quantities of ginger nut biscuits and dried apricots with them.

Alcohol is a big no-no. Just think how you may feel without the motion.

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Old 17 February 2006, 03:53   #12
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When we work offshore on a film, we give everyone "Seabands", they work by exerting pressure on a specific spot on your wrist - and they do work!
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Old 17 February 2006, 04:18   #13
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An old charter boat skipper told me to eat plenty of Strawberry jam!

Tastes much better when comming back up .

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Old 17 February 2006, 04:26   #14
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Originally Posted by Jimbo
With the 2 of us on board, even in a flat calm we'd be doing 20knots! I think you still have the edge...
mebbe but I think your forgetting the effect of your afterburner!

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Old 17 February 2006, 16:23   #15
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I used to take lots of newbies sailing and just made sure I gave them something to do,normally the steering.I very rarely had anyone feeling sick but made sure we got underway quickly as bobbing about on a mooring seems to be a surefire way of promoting mal de mer.
Cotton wool in the ears has helped me in a large quartering sea,trouble is everyone ends up shouting to one another
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Old 19 February 2006, 05:11   #16
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A good English breakfast dose the trick lubricates the pipes
all up in one go
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