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A sailing long weekend in the Aegean

This is a discussion on A sailing long weekend in the Aegean within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; If you are on that boat for any longer amount of time, I expect going ...

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    If you are on that boat for any longer amount of time, I expect going below decks will be something of a necessity, using the head and such. I just recommend avoiding below decks at the beginning. Wait until you get your sea legs a bit and are feeling comfortable with the way the boat moves. And then only in small doses. Given enough time, being below decks isn't as much of a problem anymore.

    At least that is how it is for me. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    Make that a non-spill wine glass!!!
    To get me on a sail boat for the weekend I would need a bottle and a straw. Make that a really big bottle.
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    Be sure, if you are comfortable moving about on deck while under way, to get up to the bow, especially if you are blessed with a dolphin escort. I loved hanging over the bowsprit of my sisters sailboat when we were out towards Catalina, enjoying the dolphins surfing the bow wake.

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    I'm starting to wonder...how difficult could it be? The trip is only 3-4 hours if we're cruising along with 2 sails.

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    Remember that often "less is more" a little less sail makes a more comfortable trip and not much slower.

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    From someone who has been on too many small sailboats, I would say that if you are prone to getting sea-sick, just get it over with as soon as possible.
    Once you get it out of your system the rest of the ride would be ok.
    Trying to fight it or hold it off only delays the inevitable and makes your misery even longer.

    And it is not the length of the trip that compounds the sea-sickness. It is the choppy water as your boat bobs up and down with the waves. If the waters during your trip are relatively calm, you may be able to get away without getting sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    And it is not the length of the trip that compounds the sea-sickness. It is the choppy water as your boat bobs up and down with the waves. If the waters during your trip are relatively calm, you may be able to get away without getting sick.
    Probably just me being "unique", but I found that it was the calmer rocking/bobbing -- at least when at rest -- that generally caused me issues if anything.

    But either way, hopefully you'll have no problems at all and if you do may they be short lived. Once you're past that point it can indeed be a lot fun


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    I noticed that most of you mentioned the sea sickness issue. Well I used to go fishing all day long with my dad on our much smaller fishing boat and I never felt nautious. The only time I remember being somewhat in discomfort was once on a huge ferry to Lesvos that was bobbing up and down very slowly because there were winds of 7 beaufort (28-33 knots). Maybe it was because I was playing cards for hours.
    So anyway if the main problem is solved, what else should I look out for?

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