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Re: V berths
We love the Pullman berth in our Caliber 40lrc. We have been living aboard 2 years now.
Hated sleeping in the v-berth of our Pearson 28 and Ericson 35-3. My wife and I are both tall so climbing in and out of the v-berth was a chore.
Trouble with small (35' and down) v-berths is that they are invariably pushed so far into the bow that unless one of you is significanlty shorter than the other it is simply impossible to get comfortable. At least that is how it is for me and I'm not overly tall (just under 6 feet).
Otoh, we tend to hit the sack at different times, me first, and I'm up and about every couple of hours especially when anchored so a Pullman is a tadge inconvenient.
In the ultimate boat I'd definitely have an island type. (Why an island I wonder ? Surely more of a peninsular.)
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
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