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Old 10-04-2012, 18:20   #1
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Has anyone had a memory foam mattress while cruising? What is the thickness you find comfortable? Do you have problems with mold or weight?
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Old 10-04-2012, 18:48   #2
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I don't have any experience on using one on a boat, but you will want to look into latex beds. They don't mold, are similar weight to memory foam and they have been using them for decades in Europe. They are now starting to become popular in the states. Google can answer a lot of your questions on how much they weight etc.

When I get my boat (hopefully sooner than later) I will be adding one for sure!
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Re: Memory Foam Bed

We use latex. I found that the memory foam gets too hot in the tropics or hot weather.
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Re: Memory Foam Bed

$150 at Costco. I think it's 3" memory foam. Not the greatest longevity (kids and dog) but super comfortable on top of the existing 6" and at that price can be replaced every year or two.
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Re: Memory Foam Bed

We added one to our Motorhome, but I don't think I would use it on the boat. It is very comfortable. Our RV in is Colorado and our Boat is in Southwest Florida. Firstly, it is very hot, way too hot for the climate in southern Florida. Secondly, I believe it would absorb moisture and grow mildew.

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Re: Memory Foam Bed

i have a 5 inch king size topper for my bed, it rocks. So, far no mold or anything, this one didnt come with ticking so it is kinda of a pita to keep it cleaned. Ive been away from the boat for a month Ill let ya know what its like when I get back in a week or two.
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We use latex. I found that the memory foam gets too hot in the tropics or hot weather.
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Haven't found an economical source for latex have you?
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Old 10-04-2012, 20:57   #8
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For affordable latex mattresses-http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/bedroom/10631/

If I wanted to score latex for under a grand I'd buy one here, cut to fit and sew a cover.
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Re: Memory Foam Bed

Not hijacking,but on the topic of foam. foam comes in different degrees of stiffness. I believe. I would like to be able to skit or lie down without my bum being on the wood. any knowledge on what to ask for. please.

my bottom would greatly appreciate any constructive advice:-)
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Has anyone had a memory foam mattress while cruising? What is the thickness you find comfortable? Do you have problems with mold or weight?

I have memory foam in my v berth. I have not had a problem with mold and have found that the 3", which is what I got, works well. You can cut it to fit easily (an electric knife cuts it well).
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Not hijacking,but on the topic of foam. foam comes in different degrees of stiffness. I believe. I would like to be able to skit or lie down without my bum being on the wood. any knowledge on what to ask for. please.

my bottom would greatly appreciate any constructive advice:-)

You use the memory foam as a topper. It isn't dense or firm enough to be a seat cushion.
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OK so what about foam underneath? Will ordinary foam not go moldy just as much?
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OK so what about foam underneath? Will ordinary foam not go moldy just as much?

If you don't keep it dry, yes. That's why you use something like the Froli system.



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Re: Memory Foam Bed

We are a bit spoiled as we have 8" of solid memory foam with sewn on covers installed 8 years ago in our 3- double berths. We have been full-time cruisers in the tropics the last 5-1/2 yrs. Our boat is very damp most of the time and have no mold on the foam. Elsewhere, Yes. We don't find them any hotter than other foams, just more comfy.

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Re: Memory Foam Bed

Ditto on the froli with this over it;

Serta Rejuvenator Dual-layer 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper with Bonus Pillow(s) | Overstock.com

Been using it aboard for over 2 years now, slept on almost every night.

We love it. Order the king, carve it down for the berth and use the extra for replacement cushions where old ones in the cabin are getting worn out.
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