How to sleep - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree16Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 11-01-2013
smackdaddy's Avatar
Last Man Standing
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 13,997
Thanks: 130
Thanked 118 Times in 112 Posts
Rep Power: 9
smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough smackdaddy is a jewel in the rough
Re: How to sleep

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
The lee cloth or the bowchick?
Heh-heh. I was waiting for that one.
jimgo likes this.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 11-01-2013
chucklesR's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,979
Thanks: 10
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 10
chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough
Re: How to sleep

My aft queen splits in the middle, I suspect most do.
__________________
Lessons learned are opportunities earned.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 11-01-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,149
Thanks: 6
Thanked 62 Times in 61 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Tempest is on a distinguished road
Re: How to sleep

I've tried lee cloths, found them to be a bit of a pain. This is arrangement has worked nicely for me. On a starboard tack, you can simply move the back cushions to the rail side. It also works nicely for stowing gear, seabags etc. Most of the time I can just leave it in place. Otherwise it stows nicely in the V-Berth against the Hull tucked between the cushion and the hull.



__________________
Tempest
Sabre 34
Morgan, NJ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #24  
Old 11-01-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,491
Thanks: 1
Thanked 160 Times in 144 Posts
Rep Power: 5
JonEisberg will become famous soon enough
Re: How to sleep

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slayer View Post

The skipper said he didn't want us sleeping on the settees in the saloon, because his wife didn't want sweat stains on them or something like that. After 24 hours I rebelled and jammed myself between some gear on a settee and slept like a baby.
Never ceases to amaze how poorly prepped so many boats going offshore are, the absence of forethought given to the simplest, most basic stuff...

Such a thing can always be solved with a set of fitted covers/sheets over the upholstered material... My settees are Ultrasuede, but they are always covered on a passage, when I know I might be sleeping on them in wet gear, or whatever...
smackdaddy likes this.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #25  
Old 11-01-2013
SVAuspicious's Avatar
Mermaid Hunter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
Posts: 3,984
Thanks: 0
Thanked 157 Times in 140 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SVAuspicious will become famous soon enough
Re: How to sleep

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempest View Post
I've tried lee cloths, found them to be a bit of a pain.
Lee boards are just fine. More sturdy, a little less comfortable. I wouldn't turn my nose up at them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
Never ceases to amaze how poorly prepped so many boats going offshore are, the absence of forethought given to the simplest, most basic stuff...
Agreed. There is a limit to what I can pack in on delivery. I usually bring a couple of rolls of blue painters tape to protect varnished handholds from wedding and class rings and other assorted bits that are likely to be banged into.

I've bought inexpensive single mattress pads (which can be cut in half lengthwise) and single fitted sheets charged back to the owner to be sure crew could flake out on the settees without generating damage potential. Crew have to get rest or they aren't crew anymore.
__________________
sail fast and eat well, dave
S/V Auspicious
AuspiciousWorks.com
beware "cut and paste" sailors.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #26  
Old 11-01-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: new england
Posts: 2,081
Thanks: 40
Thanked 40 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 3
outbound is on a distinguished road
Re: How to sleep

Have seven berths with 5 aft of the mast and "queen" island forward. Except DDW or in light air nobody wants to sleep in front of mast. Saloon berths near 7' with lee clothes. Double in aft quarter stateroom with berth separated with lee board when neccessary. Think hot bunking gets old after 2-3d. Think sleeping with pillows/sheets and blankets is nice. Think having more berths than crew means you can usually sleep to leeward so leeclothes/boards not necessary except when really rough. Carry sleeping bag to drape over and pad lee board. Think boats of last 10y are usually slip condos not "real" boats as that's what sells now.
__________________
s/v Hippocampus
Outbound 46
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #27  
Old 11-01-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 202
Thanks: 5
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 2
Chas H is on a distinguished road
Re: How to sleep

I wouldn't really recommend a hammock either, but I had pictured in my minds eye the contrast of a sailing condo with an old dirty canvas hammock from a square rigger hanging in the salon.
-CH
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #28  
Old 11-01-2013
brokesailor's Avatar
SV Skalliwag #141
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Homeport: Solomons, Maryland
Posts: 657
Thanks: 11
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 8
brokesailor is on a distinguished road
How to sleep

Minnewaska: LOL. I WISH I COULD ONE OF THOSE ON SHORT NOTICE!!!!
Jon Eisberg: yes the stand settee is actually two captain chairs.
I was also thinking maybe try sleeping across on the queen bed. Btw there's another guy I'm sharing the bed with!
The owner is sleeping in the v-berth: crazy!
A female species crew is sleeping on the port settee. Best Berth period!
Auspicious: I think Salty Dawg is scrubbing Monday departure because of wind mostly from the east.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #29  
Old 11-01-2013
TQA's Avatar
TQA TQA is online now
Bombay Explorer 44
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,814
Thanks: 0
Thanked 68 Times in 64 Posts
Rep Power: 7
TQA is on a distinguished road
Re: How to sleep

Anybody who goes offshore on a multiday passage without lee cloths or boards is NUTS.
Being offshore with a broken limb is to be avoided!

You must have a secure berth, that means one that prevents you from becoming a an unguided missile inside the boat in the event of being hit by a rogue wave.

Sleeping on the floor is only partially safe especially on a larger boat where you could still go a fair distance.

A couple of eye bolts and a piece of canvas 4'x3' provides the basics.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #30  
Old 11-02-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,491
Thanks: 1
Thanked 160 Times in 144 Posts
Rep Power: 5
JonEisberg will become famous soon enough
Re: How to sleep

Quote:
Originally Posted by brokesailor View Post
Jon Eisberg: yes the stand settee is actually two captain chairs.
Well, depending on how comfortable they are, and how hard on the wind you might be on port tack, one of those things might actually be your best bet...

i ran this H-R 43 back north from the islands in June that had such an arrangement, Until we got north of Hatteras, the entire trip up from Trinidad had been on starboard tack or DDW, so the port settee was the place to be. But around Hatteras the breeze came strong from the W, and I managed to grab a couple of nice catnaps in those chairs, add 20 degrees of heel and it's not much different from a snooze in a Business Class seat:-)





Quote:
Originally Posted by brokesailor View Post
The owner is sleeping in the v-berth: crazy!
I'm gonna guess that might be 'Subject to Change', once you hit the Trades.. :-)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can you sleep at night? 10011100 General Discussion (sailing related) 28 09-04-2008 02:42 PM
Learning to ... sleep? Grotius Learning to Sail 21 07-12-2008 02:33 PM
decent sleep anyone? HoffaLives Living Aboard 37 03-26-2008 08:08 AM
Loosing sleep over this deniseO30 Living Aboard 63 11-09-2007 11:48 AM
I Cant Sleep mrsunking Gear & Maintenance 54 04-23-2007 09:37 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:19 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.