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Re: Sleeping on Deck

Any one or more of the following will prevent the cockpit-sleeper from getting dewed: right weather conditions, bimini, boom tent.

I've never had problems with mosquitoes when anchored or moored, only when tied to a dock.
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A light breeze will reduce both dew caused by radiational cooling, and bug populations.

In which case, sleeping on deck can be really nice. And depending on who's below, really really nice.. ;-)
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If you have never slept in the cockpit, you are not drinking enough rum.
I'll admit there was copious amounts of beer drank with the commodores overnight in the cockpit of his Melges. But then he probably had significantly less beer since I do think I might have had more than my share of his!

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I've never had problems with mosquitoes when anchored or moored, only when tied to a dock.
RC seemed to have no problem finding bees in the middle of the lake while setting marks for us this weekend, one of them came back with fresh stinger marks (no nest found). Shouldn't be any harder for mosquitoes.

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When boat was full of paying guests ,I'd sleep in the bow net : Goose down duvet wrapped in the gennie . A bit cramped if sharing but a skipper's got to do what has to be done. I mean anchor watch,eh!
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Just on overnight passages so I'm available if needed, usually foulies and boots curled up under the dodger and so sleep deprived I could sleep standing up in a cold shower, come to think, IT IS like sleeping standing up in a cold shower.
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Just look at the forcast. If the temperature will not be getting down to the dew point, you will stay dry. You may get eaten by bugs, or fall in...

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Having someone who snores onboard makes the cockpit a very nice place to sleep ...
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I guess I'm one of those freaks too. I have no problems sleeping in the cockpit. In fact on a trip from Trinidad to Annapolis I slept in the cockpit every time it wasn't raining.....
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Re: Sleeping on Deck

I once had too large crew to sleep below in the Abacos on my 28' S2. Two of them had those new tent-like hammocks. One was strung from the forestay to the mast and the other just below the boom the length of the cockpit.
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