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i worry too much

would anyone who sleeps in a conventional twin-settee-berth-saloon care to give a reasoned account of why they prefer to sleep a) head to bow - or b) head to stern ...just out of interest?
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Re: i worry too much

Head to stern because there's a place to set my beer

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Re: i worry too much

At anchor, which ever way is more comfortable, based up surrounding cabinetry. Underway, sleeping with your feet facing forward, while statistically unnecessary, would prevent your head from taking the blow, if you rammed something.


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Re: i worry too much

I end up head to midships, feet to bow and feet to stern in the aft. The Vee always looks high on the pointy end and its oddly more comfortable with your head bobbing underway than your feet, but if you two up you cant do it that way and if its hot it gets stuffy. but it looks like you are more concerned with setees and I would like head forward although they are not usually used underway.
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Re: i worry too much

I never gave it a moment's thought until this came up on one forum or another.
I always put my head closest to the reading light on any bunk.

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I anchor about 75 nights a year on average. Many things determine where and how well I sleep. Moderate to windy I sleep in Pilothouse to be able to check anchor easier and when nice sometimes sleep below in a forward bunk. My chain makes a terrible noise rubbing over rocks. Vibrates and drives me nuts haha
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Seems I remember it being dependent on who I was with,which way she was facing and what we were doing when snzzzzzz!
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Re: i worry too much

I sleep with my feet towards the bow because my shoulders are wider than my feet.
I have to admit that I have never worried about how anybody else chose to sleep in a vee berth.

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Re: i worry too much

Head to midships, be it aft cabin or vee berth. My vee berth gets narrow towards the pointy end, my aft cabin gets narrower towards the other (not so) pointy end.
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Re: i worry too much

I tend to dwell noggin to stern when V-Berth interned
And noggin to bow when aft-cabin adjourned
But when in the middle
It's really quite the fiddle
So to boxing the compass I turned

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