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post #18 of Old 05-28-2012
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Re: Good sleeping bag for sailing

I rarely use one on board. I use blankets. I like down. I try to dry things out whenever possible. I can see the point in having a goretex sheet with some weights sewn in. I like to sleep on deck in the caribbean and occassionaly get caught in the rain.

One time racing down there, everyone was fighting for bunks down below. With a huge crew I announced I was sleeping on deck and made a bed up there. Not long afterwards someone came up and woke me up asking for bits of my bedding to make a bed on deck. "No you can't have my pillow or pads!" I took a chance that it would not rain and was lucky it did not. I slept great and could feel the heat and humidity below decks coming out the companionway. People below must have been sweating bullets all night.

Still, I can see how a light rain sheet would be nice to have--even below if there are deck leaks.
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