Firstly, I am no way associated with Ikea, I share this because I have found something that works good, just as I have shared about Natures Head
I have a single
twin in the cabin
now as I am in the middle of a refit
. The single
on the foundation I have in this link:
IKEA | Mattresses | Slatted bed bases | SULTAN LAXEBY | Slatted bed base
and I put this mattress on it
IKEA | Mattresses | Foam mattresses | SULTAN FONNES | Foam mattress
I went back today and returned a queen sized foundation for a double because I just could not fit the queen in the v berth. After I cut the top 1/2 of a hanging locker down to the deck
height of the V Berth and took some 75" 2x4's and a carpender square it became apparent that a 80"x60" bed
just was not going to work if I wanted to keep both the Head
and the galley
, but a 53"x 75" bed
would work, so I traded. Just cannot fit 5 gallons in a 3 gallon bucket; I tried.
Now to the test results, I have been sleeping on the twin in the cabin
for about a week now and it is great. With bedding, the foundation of slats and the mattress it is less thanb 9" thick and it sleeps like a posturpetic or some such. Very comfortable. I put 2 cinch nylon straps around it and just tuck the sheet and blanket under the mattress and flip it up against the bulkhead, don't even know it is there. I will cover the underside with some type of light weight carpet later.
The double is the same foundation with another, nicer mattress which will be my bed in the v berth and I will likely get another twin for the other side of the cabin. The twins will be great sleeping underweigh and insofar as the v berth may not be the best place, especially if there are seas. So there are 2 sea-guest beds and one master that are light, comfortable, thin and do not completely break the bank.