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02-06-2014 05:48 PM
tdw
Re: Sleeping preference?

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Originally Posted by Sail444 View Post
In almost all cases in cruising boats, the preferred location for sleeping is toward the aft. The V-bert is OK for the marina or calm anchorage but in cruising mode, the bow moves up and down more than any part of the vessel which can make sleeping uncomfortable.

Sleep will be one of the most important needs during overnight cruising. Make sure you get the best innerspring or memory foam mattress possible.

Fair Winds,
Steve Szirom
OysterYachting.com
Absolutely true but I'm thinking this thread is more about when at anchor or berthed. If just the two of us I sleep in the saloon when overnighting. Makes it quicker and easier to hit the cockpit if needed. When fully crewed I'll go quarter berth though I do admit that on one overnighter in quite nasty conditions I crawled into the forward cabin (which on that particular boat was nowt but a sail locker) and slept like a log cocooned by the sails.

ps - Outbound .... thanks for the info re Frolli.
02-06-2014 02:41 PM
Sail444
Re: Sleeping preference?

In almost all cases in cruising boats, the preferred location for sleeping is toward the aft. The V-bert is OK for the marina or calm anchorage but in cruising mode, the bow moves up and down more than any part of the vessel which can make sleeping uncomfortable.

Sleep will be one of the most important needs during overnight cruising. Make sure you get the best innerspring or memory foam mattress possible.

Fair Winds,
Steve Szirom
02-05-2014 08:53 PM
Multihullgirl
Re: Sleeping preference?

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Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
I read a tip on someone's cruising blog to use the Queen fitted sheet with the corner at the V of the berth.

To make custom sheets:
Take a conventional fitted sheet, sized a little larger than your berth area. Cut the 'boxing' off, about six inches in from the elastic.

Now you have a flat sheet and a strip of elasticized boxing. Take the flat sheet, and bring it to the berth cushion, and trace the cushion's shape onto the sheet. Cut that out, adding seam allowance (I use 1/2 inch).

Now you have a flat sheet in the shape of your berth. Now, sew the elasticized boxing you're cut off back to the shaped flat sheet. The elasticized boxing should hopefully be longer than the new resized sheet needs, just seam and cut the extra off.

Now you have a custom fitted sheet in the shape of your berth. I find that I have to label the ends of my custom sheets so my husband can make the bed without cursing too much
02-05-2014 05:22 PM
outbound
Re: Sleeping preference?

You only need to unsnap the ones near the boards edges. For the forward queen a non issue as the whole thing lifts on hydraulic cylinders. For the aft quarter berth just don't snap together where the bundle board goes. Don't see your concern a major issue unless you are going in and out of the lockers under the berths frequently. The cost was a shock for a bunch of pieces of plastic but it's a buy once expense so think its worth it.
02-04-2014 07:34 PM
tdw
Re: Sleeping preference?

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Originally Posted by miatapaul View Post
Most futons are cotton or other fibers, I don't think I would want one on a boat as they would hold moisture.

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While I reckon that with more modern craft the cotton thing is somewhat over blown I'd have to agree with Miata re no Futons. Cotton sheets may well take in more moisture than synthetic but they dry out quickly, a damp futon is not to be imagined.

For mine, a good nights sleep is most important (I'm old, these days beds are for sleeping .... sigh ) and I do plan on having a custom made mattress made and damn the expense.

Regarding the Frolli gizmos ..... how easy are they to pack up if you need to access under the v-berth ? I've been a bit wary of them.
02-04-2014 06:05 PM
miatapaul
Re: Sleeping preference?

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Originally Posted by mitchbrown View Post
Ive been looking for a place that could make me a v birth futon. Ive done lots of searching on the web and there are lots of futon places that say custom built, but they dont really make odd shapes. Any ideas???
Most futons are cotton or other fibers, I don't think I would want one on a boat as they would hold moisture.

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02-04-2014 04:32 PM
outbound
Re: Sleeping preference?

Thanks I was at work and could not remember the name. Was not happy about the cost but very happy about not having a crabby wife in the morning. Froli it is. Had german lady sell it to us. She was very helpful in figuring out how many we would need. You can control the stiffness of the springs just like those fancy dan air mattresess.
02-04-2014 03:27 PM
rikhall
Re: Sleeping preference?

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Originally Posted by outbound View Post
Got those snap together plastic pseudo springs at last Annapolis show. Work great. Wife's hands would go numb and her shoulders would bug her. No issue since putting them in. Also get some air under the mattress.
Called the Froli Sleep system.

We have it on our Irwin Citation 34 in the V-Berth and really think it makes a big difference.!

And yes, a hundred times to sheets and blankets!

Rik, Linda and Captain Hook (the cat, but he takes up very little space)
02-04-2014 03:15 PM
Minnesail
Re: Sleeping preference?

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Originally Posted by adamsj23 View Post
Oops lol what kind of foam do people prefer
I sleep on the iFoam 5s. It has half the battery life of other foams, but it's just so nice looking.
02-04-2014 10:53 AM
adamsj23
Sleeping preference?

Oops lol what kind of foam do people prefer
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