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post #14 of Old 02-26-2010
S/V Lilo, Islander 32
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Originally Posted by Boondoggle30 View Post
More good reading Thanks.
I have considered foam rolls to bulk up the existing padding but when not in use they take up too mch space. Will have to look at more options.
Memory foam mattress toppers work wonders for not too much cost. We got one cheap at Walmart and cut it to size. In hind sight I should have went for a slightly higher quality one, but this one has been good. Just be sure it will be big enough for the v-birth. We cut it in two sections, one for each side which made better use of the square size. We leave this on all the time as it is not excessively thick.

I have seen blogs of people who take a real mattress and cut it up, rewiring the springs and such. Looks like a great thing to do and the best option if you have the time, money, and vertical space above the bunks, none of which I have had yet. I might consider it in the future as we are looking at a long trip, but the vertical space might not allow for it. The memory foam has done wonders so far.

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