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#1 boscoebrea

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Posted April 09 2012 - 11:18 AM

I have been out in the ocean maybe 10 times,one time in a 24ft boat with swells in the 6 ft range ,I got deathly sea sick,.it actually traumatized me.
So I am going out in a 26 ft boat this coming SAT,as I still have a feeding tube in my stomach I an not afford to become seasick,what advice can you give me,I am so torn to wanting to go and also afraid of hurting myself....



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Posted April 09 2012 - 11:25 AM

I would look at the swells for Saturday, they are going to be HUGEEEEEEEEEEE! I feel bad for all those people going this coming weekend for salmon, its gonna be nasty.

Best advice I can give you is skip your trip ;)



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Posted April 09 2012 - 12:16 PM

Stay home until weather is better. We have until November 11th this season. Plenty of time to fill the freezer and not beat yourself up.



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Posted April 09 2012 - 12:25 PM

Eat smoked Oysters and drink a bottle of Jack at the dock before you go out.....J/K, wait till the swells die down like others have mentioned and maybe try the behind the ear patch, it seems to work well....I've never been sea sick, but I here when you get it the worst thing imaginable.


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Posted April 09 2012 - 12:32 PM

Dramamine is my friend... fished the ocean all my life and still need to take it the first few trips out.. mossopener 2012 with tnhead... Posted Image



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Posted April 09 2012 - 1:28 PM

If you don't stay home, Bonine works for me. One the night before and one the morning of.


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Posted April 09 2012 - 4:36 PM

Scopolamine is good. It's a prescription med. It's a patch you wear behind your ear. Might cause dry mouth. The non-prescription ones I've tried tend to make me sleepy.



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Posted April 09 2012 - 4:49 PM

Scopolamine is good. It's a prescription med. It's a patch you wear behind your ear. Might cause dry mouth. The non-prescription ones I've tried tend to make me sleepy.


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Posted April 09 2012 - 5:43 PM

What I do is call the doc and ask for the sea sickness patch prescription but ask for it for the whole fishing season. They'll give you a lot more than you think and refill orders if you need it.


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Posted April 09 2012 - 6:00 PM


The night before go out for sushi, drink sake, and eats lots and lots of pickled ginger.



The morning of trip drink a bloody mary. The tomato juice coats the stomach and the vodka gives you sea legs.



During the trip, drink beer. It makes your legs wobbly, but if you do it right, they are the same wobbliness as the boat... it will feel flat.



Brace yourself on the dock railing when you return to land. The dock and terra firma is where you'll get sick.



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Posted April 09 2012 - 6:34 PM

Wobbliness? I like it.


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Posted April 09 2012 - 7:33 PM


The patch works well for a lot of people. Put it on the day before. However, if you're nervous about getting seasick you're already half way to doing your own personal chumming. A lot of seasickness is in the mind. So why go out on a day that sounds like a hate mission? Discretion is the better part of valor.




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Posted April 09 2012 - 9:04 PM

Jesse, dude, this weekend it's supposed to be blowing 15-25kt with 3-6' wind waves and 8- 10' swell :shock:



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Posted April 09 2012 - 9:08 PM

Stay on dry land is the best way as you know but the way I used to do it is get what I refer to as your sea legs. What this means is keep your body straight as if your standing with one leg up on a hill. Then shift your legs accordinally, for example if the vessel is climbing a wave the leg closest to the wave should be bent at the knee like you going to take a step upwards. As your doing this try to keep your body verticle.



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Posted April 10 2012 - 7:25 AM

Ya Bonine. Take 1 the night before and one the morning of. Don't feel bad about it. Lots of people get sick even the most hardy at times. Stay outside the cabin and breath fesh air. Focus on the horizon. Eat light. Go when its calm. there will be plenty of thoise days ahead but not this weekend.


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