Almost every live aboard couple or sailing family I’ve met have routinely experienced seasickness. In some cases I know of cruising couples that both struggle even thought they spent time preparing for seasickness.
This guide is for you if you suffer from seasickness and are interested in your options. It will also provide assistance to those who are helping a person that has become seasick.
The objectives to this Boat Safety: Preparing for Seasickness guide are to:
- explain how to prepare for someone getting seasick – It’s going to happen!
- help you and your crew/guests understand the symptoms of seasickness so measures can be taken to mitigate affects
- highlight ways that seasickness can be prevented or stalled
- list several remedies available that can be instigated before or during a seasickness episode
- get a feel for what kind of products are available in relation to seasickness remedies
Being a serious seasickness sufferer myself I’ve read every possible book, guide and blog about the topic! Some guides provide all the possible theories about why seasickness happens and others list 101 ways to avoid it. Neither are very helpful. This guide is quick, hard-hitting and provides easy solutions.
Seasickness is going to happen so be prepared for it!
Excerpts from the Boat Safety: Preparing for Seasickness guide
Preparing for seasickness
Have close to hand a bucket, tissues/wipes, saltine crackers and water. Buckets are better than plastic bags. With a bucket you can throw the contents into the sea. With a bag you’ll have to wait until you return to land to property discard it. Having a smelly puke bag around is not nice and furthermore, if others smell it, they might get sick too! …plus 3 more
Prevention of seasickness
Consider preparing something to have on hand that helps your brain to focus on something other than getting seasick like reading a book, knitting, make a macramé bracelet, doing a crossword, etc. I cannot read a book in a car, but I can definitely read a book on the boat. It took me two three years to figure that out! I often find a thriller or something captivating that allows me to get into a reading ‘zone’ and prevents me from feeling ill…plus 16 more
What to do if seasickness has set in
If seasickness has set in, to alleviate symptoms, rest your head on the boat so that your head is moving with the boat while looking out into the horizon. Test out lying completely flat along the cockpit seat or even on the floor…plus 8 more suggestions plus several suggestions on how to help someone that has become seasick
Consider the cost feeling miserable or having a guest/crew member feel miserable (when it can be avoided)…and then consider the cost of this guide.
If you had to choose between the two, which would you prefer? Puke in the cockpit or less then $11 in your pocket?
As with all my guides if you don’t find that the information provided in the Boat Safety: Preparing for Seasickness guide is valuable, I will happily refund your money. No questions asked.
Total pages: 16 US Letter pages.
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