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Question for Cal29 owners

I recently bought a Cal29. The dining table came with a short tube to convert the table to a double bed. My question is, what cushions go there to make up the bed? Not sure if Im missing some cushions.

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Re: Question for Cal29 owners

On my Cal 25, the cushions on the back of the seat are what cover the table top once it's been converted to a berth.

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I recently bought a Cal29. The dining table came with a short tube to convert the table to a double bed. My question is, what cushions go there to make up the bed? Not sure if Im missing some cushions.

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When delivered, the boat included a cushion that fit the table-top when folded open to create the salon berth. When not in use, it was stored in the port quarter-berth. There should also be a row of roughly 3/16" holes along the side of the table that would be on the inboard side with a matching piece of 3/4" x 2" teak rail, the length of the table when folded open, with four pins that plug into the holes in the table top. The rail serves to hold the cushion in place. FWIW, on our (former) boat, I cut a slot in the base of the longer tube that was 90 out from the original slot so that I could turn the table top sideways and use it as a navigation table when we were underway. It worked well.

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There is just a rectangle shaped one that fits in pretty nice with the one that stays there

If you have a really full set there is also a filler piece that fits on the step out of the cabin

It is by far the best sleeping spot as the v-berth is a mucho climb out

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There is just a rectangle shaped one that fits in pretty nice with the one that stays there

If you have a really full set there is also a filler piece that fits on the step out of the cabin

It is by far the best sleeping spot as the v-berth is a mucho climb out
Yes. Frankly, I forgot about the second cushion that fits under the stair-step to make the salon berth complete but it is important if you choose to use the salon.

As a practical matter we found the V-berth quite usable and comfortable, at least in California where excessive heat was not an issue. In our case we dispensed with the bi-fold louvered door that was fitted on some boats and replaced it with a privacy/blackout curtain that worked quite well. To make entry-exit easier, we fitted a small fold-down step below the entry that could be folded out of the way when not needed. We also installed a grab-rail horizontally across the top of the entry. With that, one could grab the rail with both hands, and step up and swing into the berth quite easily. It also made exiting easier. Lastly we fitted a small mesh lee-cloth about 12" high across the bottom of the entry, held in place with a length of shock-cord through the top to hooks on the inside face of the bulkhead on either side of the entry port. The lee-cloth served as a pillow-stop to keep pillows from going adrift in the night and/or gear that might be stored there when the berth is not in use. A couple of fans, one on either side of the entry, completed the arrangement.

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