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04-11-2012 01:05 PM
Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

Originally Posted by arf145 View Post
I use a Hennessy for backpacking too.
I always pack my Hennessy!

04-11-2012 11:43 AM
Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

Originally Posted by RonRelyea View Post
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
I use a Hennessy for backpacking too. I have had some back problems in my life but none with the Hennessy. I've thought about trying to rig it on the boat but it might require more space lengthwise than I've got.
04-11-2012 08:07 AM
Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?


04-11-2012 07:23 AM
Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

Saw someone with a hammock slung from forestay to mast last year. It looked like a tempting place to relax in the sun but would be problematic for bananas due to its exposed nature.
04-11-2012 01:10 AM
Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I plan on getting a center aft berth in my ocean boat (I just like them).
Been on three boats with that plan. One of them worked. The mattress was split with a lee cloth down the the middle. A lee cloth on either side would also be desirable.
04-10-2012 11:08 PM
Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

Curious? Why not give it a try?
Easy Hammock 2:
Easy Hammock 1:

You can probably make one with the materials onboard, so zero cost and an easy afternoon in the sun.
04-10-2012 10:38 PM
Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

They require more room, but hammocks with spreader bars are more comfortable. You lie diagonally, and there will be little sag in the middle.
I didn't figure this one out on my own.
04-06-2012 08:37 AM
Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

Hammocks are a better sleeping arrangement for a single person and are not nearly so comfortable for sleeping with the bride or g/f.

Second, hammocks are not at all comfortable if you sleep on your side or stomach. People carrying a little extra weight tend to snore when on their back. Years ago my beautiful bride, through judicious application of an elbow (ahem), has trained me to sleep on my stomach so I sleep normally and quietly. Back sleeping also exacerbates sleep apnea.

Third, hammocks are not suitable for small boats because they are not space efficient when deployed singly. They require more room than the traditional single berth due to swing needs. However they work pretty well for berthing spaces with a 30 or 40 foot beam where you can put many side-by-side and the swing space overlaps. Also, in small boats they hang amidships or nearly so, so everyone needs to sleep at once or else those awake must take to crawling the deck like a WW II soldier in a field of fire simply to move about. :-)

04-05-2012 03:51 PM
daydream sailor
Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

Not all sailors hang big bananas in their hammocks
04-05-2012 02:05 PM
Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

In all my days flying in the Navy I've never seen a C-130 that didn't have a crewmen sound asleep in his hammock. Great for planes, used to be the standard on ships, why not on your sailboat?
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