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post #41 of 60 Old 03-25-2010
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nail bunny that hammock can be had much cheaper, i have one from bass pro that cost 15 bucks. they dont have it listed online right now but i bought it at arundel mills mall
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Damn. I'd have never have thought to look at bass pro for something cheap. Is it the same hammock bliss hammock?
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same thing i think, same blue color, same little pocket to stuff it into, but no rope. it does not have the same name, but its basicly the same thing. just found it on the net, its a byer traveler hammock, its 20 bucks at rei. it looks like they may have changed the color sense i got mine, its red and blue now.

i keep a hennessy hammock on the boat due to maryland mosquitoes.
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Update on my move onboard. I have purchased the Froli sleep system. Boy that's a great product and easy to install plus a 3 inch memory foam topper for the V-berth. Next on my wishlist I think will be hot water heater, also have decided to re-varnish the interior before I move aboard to avoid the fumes.
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I lived aboard for over 20 years and still miss it. The way I would rank the conviences would be: 1. a seperate shower stall with the hot water
2. a microwave 3. a TV with cable or sat connection.....all of which set up so that you can undo the dock lines and go for a sail on a moments notice.

I went a couple of years just using block ice in the frig rather than converting to the DC system. It was a well insulated box and the 20 lb block would last about a week even in the heat of the Cheaspeake Bay summers.
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Since we have been living aboard for almost four decades, I thought I could answer this. I've been trying to think of the essentials when scanning this post for several days and I think lancelot9898's post above is the key. The answer is not a single item, but two preparations. First, be able to leave the dock and enjoy sailing with little effort; and second, be able to enjoy all the amentities aboard when you are away from the dock and using 12V DC just as you enjoy your 110V AC at the dock. 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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I have purchased the Froli sleep system. Boy that's a great product and easy to install plus a 3 inch memory foam topper for the V-berth.
Are you using three layers?
Froli <> berth cushion <> memory foam ??
Does that make for a real high berth?

I'm curently using 1.5" memory foam doubled over on top of 4" berth cushion.
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2 layers; Froli and a serta topper that's 2 inches of dense foam and 1.5 inches of memory foam. amazingly comfortable. Our v berth is not set up to "sit" at, only sleep. doesn't even have the removable triangle in the front. That's where our water tank lives.

Don't see why you couldn't cut the foam to match the current cushions and replace the foam in them if it isnt comfy. the froli and the single layer of foam will be more than enough.

got it on overstock.com

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The V-berth is getting thick, but it's comfy. I have 4" of foam and 1.5" of memory folded over plus the Froli, so it's 4+3+another 2-3 for the Froli so it's about 9-10 inches thick just like a quality pillow top mattress.

I have good headroom in my cabin to begin with, about 6.5ft, I guess it could be a problem with lower headroom.
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