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Old 03-08-2008
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The cushions in my boat appeared hardly used. I trimmed and added 3" of memory foam (the power knife is absolutely the way to go). That wasn't enough. I picked up another 3" pad and put a bedspread between them to prevent bunching and allow them to breath. Still not quite right. Added a old blanket underneath with one of those emergency thermal foils between the cushions and the blanket. Finally covered the whole thing with a fitted mattress pad. Perfect! The only problem is getting out of the darn thing,
1st. You don't want to.
2nd. You sink so far into it, you have to crawl on your belly to get out. Now I need grab rails on the overhead.
Back pain is gone. I think the pain was caused by two things, lack of comfort in the mattress and thermal draw through the hull, cause even with the mattress fixed, the pain didn't stop until I installed the thermal barrier.
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froli system under, egg crate or mem foam on top is by far the best comfort and price. Plus the froli keeps the weird things from growing under.

All the best, but you do need some sleep.

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is anyone who has used the memory foam have a bad back? we have 2" memory foam and 2" eggcrate foam over the vberth cushions that are as hard as rock...
Yes I have a pretty bad back...two ruptured disks...We have 2" memory foam over our posturepedic bed at home and its really not enough...I didnt want to spring for the 6" but we eventually will when the bed wears out..I"m sure 4" would be better then two but I will go for 6 as I dont want to have to buy it twice...when we were shopping for beds 10 years ago 6" was very expensive for even a queen..

But our hips and shoulders also feel better with the 2" we added last year...wish we had more..

IMHO...Go for 6" if you can afford it...
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I've missed this thread completely , had I seen it I wouldn't have bothered starting another. Tch tch.

However, Yofy's point about remaking the v-berth mattress from two pieces without that silly filler bit is on the money. I did this with PB and it worked a treat.
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I finally went and bought a 4" foam pad for my v-berth at Walmart. It is a combination of 2 1/2" regular foam + 1 1/2" memory foam. I used a freshly sharpened regular kitchen knife to trim/saw it to size (worked great) using the original berth cushions as pattern and then folded and pinned the mattress cover underneath (rather than cutting and resewing it). Holy Smokes what an amazing sleep difference. It is firm but with a bit of give, no more bunching up problems like I had with thin egg crate foam mattress pads.
I left it as one piece to avoid eventually sinking through the middle seam, so getting at the compartments underneath is not as easy, but it is still possible (I only store seasonal clothes in there anyhow so not much call for getting in them regularly)...and the sheets stay basically in place while lifting the whole thing at once.

Sleeping GOOD.
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ahhh...and as an aside.
TIP: I heat up an 8" cast iron skillet on my stove, and rub it around under the blankets before jumping into bed...a cheap alternative to an electric blanket for warming up the bed during these cold winter nights.

Cheers.
Something that works much better than an electric blanket, is an electric mattress pad. They heat from the bottom up, and depending on the size have heat controls for each person just like blankets. It could be used on the hook just to get the bed warm, then turn it off before you get in to save on electricity. We have one at home, and I wouldn't want to do without one if I could help it.
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We rebuilt our vee-berth with 4 inches of marine closed cell foam (like they put in cockpit cushions), then two inches of egg crate foam, with the egg crate upside down. Feels like an expensive store-bought mattress.
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Just ordered the Froli spring system an going to add 2" egg crate to the 4" matteress, hope it results in better sleep and a dryer matteress
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