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09-08-2012 06:46 PM
Minnewaska
Re: V Berth Mattress

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Originally Posted by JimMcGee View Post
Memory foam seems to be a love-it or hate-it thing.
This is exactly correct.
09-08-2012 06:44 PM
Minnewaska
Re: V Berth Mattress

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Originally Posted by i_amcdn View Post
How come NASA invented memory foam? Don't people in space just float when they sleep? Just wondering.
Seat backs during 4G launch.
09-08-2012 06:39 PM
JimMcGee
Re: V Berth Mattress

Memory foam seems to be a love-it or hate-it thing.

We had a tempurpedic mattress and couldn't get rid of it fast enough. Very hot to sleep on and caused back problems for both my wife and I. Because you sink into it you tend to move less in your sleep and this can aggravate some kinds of back problems.

We went with four inch medium density foam and sleep aboard every weekend spring thru fall. It's comfortable but I'm going to price out the Froli system at annapolis this year to see if I can make it even better.

YMMV
09-08-2012 05:09 PM
i_amcdn
Re: V Berth Mattress

How come NASA invented memory foam? Don't people in space just float when they sleep? Just wondering.
09-08-2012 01:37 AM
Dog8It
Re: V Berth Mattress

Just finished replacing foam for all cushions and mattresses of our 35 ft boat. Turned out easier than i thought.

For the V berth i would recommend the following:
1. Froli system as the base.
2. Replace foam using Foam Factory. They can even cut to the V berth dimensions. [URL="http://www.foambymail.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CSDIM&Store_Code=FF&category_id=19&shape_id=8"]
3. Top it off with Simmons Beautyrest Geo Incline Foam Topper from Walmart http://www.walmart.com/ip/FASTTRACK-Simmons-Beutyrest-Geo-Incline-Foam-Topper/15581054
09-07-2012 11:28 PM
paulk
Re: V Berth Mattress

You sink into memory foam and it seems to close off air circulation, leading to sweaty sticky sheets when I've tried it. For the boat, we went with the Froli setup. The pieces go together so that you can adjust the amount of "spring" to individual preferences, and the kit includes an assortment of different sized interlocking pieces that should be able to match just about any shape & size.
09-07-2012 04:43 PM
Minnewaska
Re: V Berth Mattress

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Originally Posted by CapnBones View Post
This is what I am planning on cutting up. Someone else posted it in the low-buck thread I think. I would also like to get the froli especially after all the good reviews I have seen on here now.

The Foam Factory, Mattresses, Conventional Foam
Don't think that's memory foam, but you may not be looking for it either. For what its worth, I've heard many rave about a good topper of one kind or another. I can't recall anyone raving about any upgrade to the mattress itself, even after paying a lot of money. Someone may chime in an correct that here.

I spent $130 on the topper and LOVE it. Had a buddy across the marina that had a custom mattress made for thousands and hardly notices the difference. He will be adding the $130 topper.
09-07-2012 04:40 PM
Minnewaska
Re: V Berth Mattress

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Originally Posted by remetau View Post
Little warmer in Florida than Rhode Island, and maybe it was just me, but I find memory foam too hot to sleep on.
You're not alone.

I have a real Temperpedic at home and the topper on the boat. Both air conditioned, which may be the trick. Although, we aren't running the AC on the hook and, while typically hot, I haven't attributed it to the mattress.
09-07-2012 03:15 PM
remetau
Re: V Berth Mattress

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I don't get the hot thing with memory foam at all, but I have heard it before. We put a standard mattress pad and sheets over it. Notice absolutely no difference. I can't figure how you could.
Little warmer in Florida than Rhode Island, and maybe it was just me, but I find memory foam too hot to sleep on.
09-07-2012 03:00 PM
CapnBones
Re: V Berth Mattress

This is what I am planning on cutting up. Someone else posted it in the low-buck thread I think. I would also like to get the froli especially after all the good reviews I have seen on here now.

The Foam Factory, Mattresses, Conventional Foam
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