Friday, October 31, 2014

Muscle Aches

Ever since I have lived on Reboot I have been susceptible to muscle aches, in particular lower back aches. This is particularly true when I get up in the morning or when I have been sitting working at the salon table for some time. It finally dawned on me that the cause is boat heel. But you say: you are in port at the moment!

When tied to a dock with the wind blowing the boat heals. A strong beam wind can add 5 degrees of heel (not comfortable particularly when the boat is being pushed against the dock and you are listening to the fenders squeak.) What happens, I have decided, is that the body reacts to the heel and tries to stay upright. This puts one's spine completely out of the vertical. Hence it hurts!

Fair winds and following seas :)

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