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Old 07-25-2020, 05:02 PM
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How do others handle sea sick passengers? I have a core crew and every so often they will ask if they can bring an "in-law" for a trip. Here in NE FL its a good 45+ mile trip to the ledge for good fishing. The trip out is always fine but once anchored the "in-law" gets sick. When do you call it a day and run home or do you just tell them to suck it up since its such a long trip out? What you say?
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Over the years I've fine tuned my responses:
1) If it's the wife or girlfriend, or a girl you'd like to date, you head back immediately while acting all serious.
2) If it's a friend of a friend, you tell them to take the pills before the trip. If they are still sick, you try to make it work until they vomit the 2nd or 3rd time, and then go in. If you told them to take the pills and they didn't, it's dealer's choice on how many hours, and vomiting sessions you feel is appropriate.
3) If it's your good friend, you laugh, ridicule, feign vomiting, and anything else you can do to gross them out.
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scop ala mine
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If we were anchored up, we would let the seasick party jump out and hang in the anchor line.

cant do it now with the Minn Kota...
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Tell them to suck it up and never take them on the boat again
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usually they will pay handsomely to get to dry land.
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You give then fair warning and tell them before the trip that the boat doesn’t come back early unless is for a storm or an emergency and sea sickness doesn’t constitute an emergency. Suggest that if they think they may get sea sick, it is better to take something while on land to help prevent it and offer them a Bonine, Dramamine or what ever your preferred method is. If they go and get sea sick, it’s on them.

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Over the years I've fine tuned my responses:
1) If it's the wife or girlfriend, or a girl you'd like to date, you head back immediately while acting all serious.
2) If it's a friend of a friend, you tell them to take the pills before the trip. If they are still sick, you try to make it work until they vomit the 2nd or 3rd time, and then go in. If you told them to take the pills and they didn't, it's dealer's choice on how many hours, and vomiting sessions you feel is appropriate.
3) If it's your good friend, you laugh, ridicule, feign vomiting, and anything else you can do to gross them out.
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Man y’all are ruthless.
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If you fish for a living then they have to suck it up. If you fish for fun or as a hobby then you return. The trip on the boat is 80% of the fun for me. I would not take that person out often BUT from time to time are you really going to keep somebody out feeling like crap? Especially an older person? I wouldnt but that is just me.
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Originally Posted by WaterDamage View Post
Over the years I've fine tuned my responses:
1) If it's the wife or girlfriend, or a girl you'd like to date, you head back immediately while acting all serious.
2) If it's a friend of a friend, you tell them to take the pills before the trip. If they are still sick, you try to make it work until they vomit the 2nd or 3rd time, and then go in. If you told them to take the pills and they didn't, it's dealer's choice on how many hours, and vomiting sessions you feel is appropriate.
3) If it's your good friend, you laugh, ridicule, feign vomiting, and anything else you can do to gross them out.
I think this guy has it figured out.
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In all the years that I have been going off shore I have still not become immune to sea sickness. If it truly is sicky type seas I will probably get sick as well. If they see the captain booting it over the side and continuing to fish then I figure that sets the example. 420 is a 100 percent cure for me but that is not for everyone.

So... if we're off shore and you are sick enough to not function, go hit the comfy v-berth.
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Old 07-25-2020, 06:11 PM
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I let everyone know ahead of time: if you think there is any chance that you may get sea sick; if you are not willing to spend eight hours 30-60 miles offshore violently ill, then don’t go.

If you want to find out if you get seasick, then do it on your own dime and time on a charter.
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I get seasick now and then. So I understand. But i tell my crew, I don't turn back if I'm sick, so I'm not coming back early if you're sick. Just man up and suck it up. Puke over the side and don't make a mess in the boat. Good chum! LOL
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Never let it get there.
Talk about sea sickness ahead of time.
Offer Bonine or two.
Warn them.
Tell them you don't turn around if they are sick.

Don't turn around for someone sick. ok, if they do, they pay for all gas.
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Have them take Bonine the night before and the morning of the trip; Explain use of the bucket and leeward side. I used to work on oceanographic ships and only saw one evac because of sea sickness. It was three days and he couldn't keep down a cracker, cup of tea or water. He was dehydrated and they were considering IV. On a day trip, suck it up

Save the cigars and tins of smoked oysters for the trip home
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Originally Posted by Door#3 View Post
In all the years that I have been going off shore I have still not become immune to sea sickness. If it truly is sicky type seas I will probably get sick as well. If they see the captain booting it over the side and continuing to fish then I figure that sets the example. 420 is a 100 percent cure for me but that is not for everyone.

So... if we're off shore and you are sick enough to not function, go hit the comfy v-berth.
I went out Sunday and got sick on my own boat. My friend was more than capable of fishing/running the boat and I told him we were staying out until the weather forced us in. We did, and it sucked for me, but that’s how it goes sometimes.
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Hand them a pack of Saltine Crackers. Eat up.
It won't cure the seasickness, but the Yellowtail Snappers love Saltine Crackers. Keep chuming. Keep fishing.
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Fair warning.

Once we pass the inlet, no turning back. Period.
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My Dad told me Vick's Vapo rub in the navel. He crossed the pond with a guy who did it and never got sick, he got very sick on the trial run. My dad was known to tell a story or 2 so I can't say for sure. I don't get sick but I would love to hear if it works, he said he read it in Soundings magazine.
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