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02-18-2013 08:03 PM
Flybyknight
Re: Adding 2" foam to v-berth bedding

Been there, done that.
Buy the densest (most expensive) foam you can afford!.
5" preferred, but 4" will work.
Put a layer of foam carpet under-lament under your new mattresses.
You'll see why after you have done it.
Dick
02-18-2013 05:26 PM
kellysails
Re: Adding 2" foam to v-berth bedding

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Originally Posted by overbored View Post
how thick is the foam you have on top of the Froli. the price seems to be less then new 4" foam
I already had 4" of a quality thick foam mattress. My initial concern was about ventilation under the mattress to prevent mold and mildew. I decided to go for a solution that provided ventilation and additional comfort, the Froli Star system does both well. It provides 1-3/4" of space for ventilation under the mattress and it was a significant comfort improvement over just the mattress alone. $279 for a standard V berth, not cheap.
02-18-2013 05:17 PM
overbored
Re: Adding 2" foam to v-berth bedding

I dont have v berth. the froli would be for the under cockpit berth where headroom is a premium. replacing with 4" foam means new upholstery. so it would be about $200 and reuse the 3"cushions I have . get better support and have air flow under the cushion. I may try this.
02-18-2013 04:40 PM
Alex W
Re: Adding 2" foam to v-berth bedding

If you cut up your own foam then it can be quite cheap. The 4" foam mattresses that I bought were under $200 shipped. The foam for the V-berth was under $100. The Froli for a V-berth is $279.
02-18-2013 04:35 PM
overbored
Re: Adding 2" foam to v-berth bedding

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Originally Posted by kellysails View Post
+++ on the Froli System, my wife and I love it. We bought the "Star" variant. Works fine in a V berth. Not cheap but it was our xmas present to each other, well worth it.
how thick is the foam you have on top of the Froli. the price seems to be less then new 4" foam
02-18-2013 04:25 PM
Magnolia
Re: Adding 2" foam to v-berth bedding

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Since I already have the foam, I think I will try that route first before buying anything else.
02-18-2013 02:15 PM
kellysails
Re: Adding 2" foam to v-berth bedding

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Originally Posted by SVTatia View Post
Before you get into adding more foam, check the Froli system, it is meant to solve these types of problems and users swear by it.
Froli Sleep Systems by Nickle Atlantic, LLC
+++ on the Froli System, my wife and I love it. We bought the "Star" variant. Works fine in a V berth. Not cheap but it was our xmas present to each other, well worth it.
02-18-2013 01:14 PM
MarkofSeaLife
Re: Adding 2" foam to v-berth bedding

I have done exacly what you are thinking and it works fine.
nothing between the boat amtteras and the foam. Not Memory foat etc, just a 2 inch cheapiy cut with scissors. makes the world of difference!!!!!!!!!!
02-18-2013 01:00 PM
SVTatia
Re: Adding 2" foam to v-berth bedding

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Originally Posted by Alex W View Post
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Froli sounds interesting. How does it affect access to lockers that are underneath?
When they are connected they form a web, you just lift it up with the cushion. I have talked to friends that were going to replace their foam mattress and decided otherwise and are happy they didn't - it solves two problems, the old foam and condensation underneath.
Do a bit a search and you see the testimonials.
BTW, I am not connected in any way with this company or product.
02-18-2013 12:16 PM
Alex W
Re: Adding 2" foam to v-berth bedding

I agree with replacing the foam. I'm in the process if doing that now and ordered a 4" twin foam mattress from Foam Factory to cut up for my V-berth, and a full size one to cut up for my quarterberth. I've also thought about making a 2" topper at some point that could be rolled up to get to storage underneath and that would bridge the gaps between the 4" thick cushions. It's a lower priority though, and I'll see how the cushions feel with new foam.

I'm using my existing covers, they are in good shape despite being original to the 1986 boat. They also aren't plaid.

Froli sounds interesting. How does it affect access to lockers that are underneath?
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