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The lee cloth or the bowchick?
Heh-heh. I was waiting for that one.
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My aft queen splits in the middle, I suspect most do.

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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.




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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...
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Re: How to sleep

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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!
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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.
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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:-)





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The owner is sleeping in the v-berth: crazy!
I'm gonna guess that might be 'Subject to Change', once you hit the Trades.. :-)
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