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brokesailor 10-31-2013 06:15 PM

How to sleep
You know those fancy yachts at the boat show with the queen sized beds forward and aft? We'll I'm crewing on one in the Salty Dawg Rally. Lucky me I'll be trying to sleep in one of these heeled over. How do you stay in bed? Or should I just sleep on the floor?

Tempest 10-31-2013 06:23 PM

Re: How to sleep
I suppose if the heel is bad enough, yes. I've slept on my cabin sole before.

capta 10-31-2013 06:36 PM

Re: How to sleep
Our aft cabin centerlline queen berth slides to the leeward side on a rail we put in place when needed. Works quite well. Otherwise, why not just install lee cloths?

smackdaddy 10-31-2013 06:38 PM

Re: How to sleep
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Sail bags, gear bags, whatever. If you're doing a multiple day race/rally, you'll be so tired you'll figure it out really quick.

Chas H 10-31-2013 06:47 PM

Re: How to sleep
Sailing condominiums are...
A hammock would be a great addition and a good place to sleep while underway. A lee cloth can be fixed on some bunks which keeps you from rolling out of bed. Usually the outside of the hull (ceiling) or a settee back cushion is on one side and the lee cloth on the other. The top of the lee cloth may be hung from something above the bunk or fixed at the ends. The bottom is fixed to the bunk. A settee is a better place to sleep while underway or a pilot berth which is often above and behind a settee.
Blue Performance Lee Cloth - Bunk Safety Guard
But sleeping underway in a sailing condominium...
- CH

brokesailor 10-31-2013 07:26 PM

How to sleep
It's not my boat!!

Omatako 10-31-2013 07:40 PM

Re: How to sleep
Sleep on the floor. We have one of those in our boat and they're really not good in heavy weather.

A hammock will continue swinging long after the boat does. They don't work when a boat is under way, at least I don't think so

mad_machine 10-31-2013 08:02 PM

Re: How to sleep
I like the idea of propping yourself in place with bags and gear

smackdaddy 10-31-2013 08:13 PM

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This is the lee-cloth set-up on the boat I used to race on (with one of the bowchicks settling in for the evening). Pretty easy and very effective:

tdw 10-31-2013 09:18 PM

Re: How to sleep

Originally Posted by smackdaddy (Post 1112970)
Sail bags, gear bags, whatever. If you're doing a multiple day race/rally, you'll be so tired you'll figure it out really quick.

Yep. Every time I've passaged on a boat with crew we all just crashed out on whatever pile of gear looked the least uncomfortabe. Worst experience for me was actually finding myself in the berth that the owner's muttley considered his own and which just happened to be right below the tiller pilot. Mmmmm. Wet smelly dog and bzzzt bzzt bzzzt ... such fun. Even so I still got to sleep and loggishly at that.

Our quarter berth mattress is split with a lee cloth riggable down the middle. That makes for OK comfort either tack. We also have lee cloths on both port and starboard saloon berths but reality is that unless you are in really bumpy conditions offshore as long as you crash in the leeward berth you'll stay put well enough. Even the v-berth is not the horror story you often read about provided there are plenty of sail bags around.

Failing all that ? Yep, the floor. :)

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