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Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

I'm getting that 2:00 feeling already. I could use a hammock right about now.

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Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

Will run that by my chiropractor first and get back to you
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Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

I was thinking a hammock slung under the boom on a hot night might be nice.
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Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

you have to keep in mind a hammock needs quite a bit of space to swing, you have to watch out for the furnitures.
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Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

I use a hennessy hammock for camping ... I find that their unique design is better for the back than a regular hammock .... haven't tried it on the boat though

Catalogue: Hennessy Hammocks and more

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Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

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I suggest you first try sleeping in a hammock on dry land - your back will probably never forgive you.
I have two 14" steel rods in my back. The hammock is the only bed that IS comfortable. I also use one camping, it's completely awesome.

If I had enough room below to hang a hammock I'd do it in a heartbeat.
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Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

Do not rig it fore and aft and the pitch motion will not bother you so much. When rigged abreast depending on which tack you are on rig it so your head is higher than your feet.
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Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

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I have two 14" steel rods in my back. The hammock is the only bed that IS comfortable. I also use one camping, it's completely awesome.

If I had enough room below to hang a hammock I'd do it in a heartbeat.
That's interesting and very counter-intuitive - I would have thought a flat, very firm bed would suit your situation best. Every time I've slept in a hammock I've woken up with VERY stiff muscles in my back.

What's happening to you re: the stiffened back from the rods and the curve a hammock makes in your back while you sleep?
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Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

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That's interesting and very counter-intuitive - I would have thought a flat, very firm bed would suit your situation best. Every time I've slept in a hammock I've woken up with VERY stiff muscles in my back.

What's happening to you re: the stiffened back from the rods and the curve a hammock makes in your back while you sleep?
Yeah, I dunno I do in general like a firm bed. I also sleep on my side, which is counter-intuitive in a hammock.

I do tend to rig the hammock extremely taught, so that's part of the equation as well.
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Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

I have sleep apnea and cannot sleep on my back. I've always wondered whether you can sleep on your side in a hammock.
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