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We are in the process of getting things together to outfit a sailboat for full time liveaboard. How do down pillows and comforters stand up to life at sea? Is mold or mildew a problem? We don''t know alot about bedding so we thought we would ask.
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You don''t say where you will be, but here in Florida, IMO, I would not recommend down. Synthetics or synthetic blends will hold up much better. Mold and mildew is a problem. With high humidity, so are dust mites.
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My problem, especially with down pillows, is my big fat head crushes them flat. I hate that. I have found a solution that works well for me. At Bed Bath & Beyond, I bought a formed laytex foam pillow. It comforms to my head without going flat, making it comfortable and long lasting. Plus, I think the laytex will make the transition to full-time cruising this year, avoiding the problems associated with moisture.
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Thanks for the help. We will be in the tropics. What type of sheets are best? Is it worth spending the $$ for an actual matress?
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Cotton or cotton/polyester blend sheets. I find 100% polyester uncomfortable. Cotton breathes a little better. Bring plenty of extra ''cause you can''t always get them washed easily.
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