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Old 06-04-2019, 08:57 PM
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Anyone else get serious neck and shoulder pains from running offshore and staring at screens..? After 3 days I am in a lot of pain and its affecting my work.

Any tips other than bigger screens and a bigger boat?
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06-05-2019, 07:12 AM
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Autopilot has actually worked wonders for me. 30 mile runs sitting and watching the water versus 30 mile runs correcting speed and steering are very different. I always thought people were exaggerating the utility, but it is something I'll never be without again.
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Sometimes the best looking dash is eurgonomicly bad for your neck. Are your screens down low or way up in an overhead? I used to tease a buddy about his top mounted gear till I spent a full day hunched over my slick new flush mount. Ouch
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Originally Posted by v12mac View Post
Sometimes the best looking dash is eurgonomicly bad for your neck. Are your screens down low or way up in an overhead? I used to tease a buddy about his top mounted gear till I spent a full day hunched over my slick new flush mount. Ouch
Down low about chest high..
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I tell people that fishing offshore in a small boat might not be exercise, but it's always a workout. We often go 60 miles out, troll 30 miles or so, and then 60 miles back. That's roughly the equivalent of a 150 mile trip on a bumpy road at 30 mph. That being said, we do it every chance we get.
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Sounds like someone needs to visit the medical marijuana clinic.
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You need to get a boat massage lady. You drive, she massages. You fish some, she massages some more.
...and then, she make you a nice sammich.
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Originally Posted by Bgoodman4 View Post
Anyone else get serious neck and shoulder pains from running offshore and staring at screens..? After 3 days I am in a lot of pain and its affecting my work.

Any tips other than bigger screens and a bigger boat?
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Autopilot has actually worked wonders for me. 30 mile runs sitting and watching the water versus 30 mile runs correcting speed and steering are very different. I always thought people were exaggerating the utility, but it is something I'll never be without again.
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Originally Posted by FloridaIR View Post
Autopilot has actually worked wonders for me. 30 mile runs sitting and watching the water versus 30 mile runs correcting speed and steering are very different. I always thought people were exaggerating the utility, but it is something I'll never be without again.
Spot on.
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Anti fatigue mat at the helm and good shoes. I finally got the anti fatigue mat a few weeks ago and did wonders. I run a 18ft CC and ran a total of 50 miles out in the ocean and felt much better than I normally would the next day.
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Originally Posted by 1stchunt View Post
I tell people that fishing offshore in a small boat might not be exercise, but it's always a workout. We often go 60 miles out, troll 30 miles or so, and then 60 miles back. That's roughly the equivalent of a 150 mile trip on a bumpy road at 30 mph. That being said, we do it every chance we get.
I would be right there with you. Bottom fishing is a little different because I am staring a hole in my machine while driving..
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Originally Posted by crackerasscracker View Post
Sounds like someone needs to visit the medical marijuana clinic.
Not legal here yet and the CBD oil I got is just not cutting it!
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Originally Posted by FloridaIR View Post
Autopilot has actually worked wonders for me. 30 mile runs sitting and watching the water versus 30 mile runs correcting speed and steering are very different. I always thought people were exaggerating the utility, but it is something I'll never be without again.
Yep on the list for my next boat,,,
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Anti fatigue mat at the helm and good shoes. I finally got the anti fatigue mat a few weeks ago and did wonders. I run a 18ft CC and ran a total of 50 miles out in the ocean and felt much better than I normally would the next day.
Its been a slow year I have a memory foam bath mat... Which mat do you recommend? I looked at the sea dek but I am not sure it will make much of a difference.
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Agree with autopilot and advil (the day after)
Slow down in seas that you would ordinarily just plow into
Pick your days

For a few years now I've realized I can't go out consecutive days
It's tough but I've limited myself to fishing every other day
Not a bad problem to have
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autopilot and ear plugs are two things that you should never leave the dock without. No pain in my head, but I'm 54 and am convinced that my loss of hearing is directly related to outboards, mainly 2 strokes for hours on end back and forth from the stream.
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Originally Posted by Bgoodman4 View Post
Its been a slow year I have a memory foam bath mat... Which mat do you recommend? I looked at the sea dek but I am not sure it will make much of a difference.
i've had several different makes from marine stores. This one from Birdsall Marine has been the best. Seems like same stuff physical therapists has.

Birdsall
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Originally Posted by Mpellet View Post


Advil

Try Vicodin. Works better.
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Originally Posted by toristoy View Post


i've had several different makes from marine stores. This one from Birdsall Marine has been the best. Seems like same stuff physical therapists has.

Birdsall
I have this one as well and it’s great.
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Croc flops, a 1.5" gel pad at the helm. Amy does massage, sandwiches, endless supply of lemonade and Gatorade.

In a bikini.

I'm still sore as hell the next day.

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